Authorization for Use of Military Force #AUMF #UniteBlue #LibCrib @Bannerite

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Isn’t it interesting how Democrats and Republicans have positioned themselves regarding President Obama’s recent Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF)? You can read it here:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/02/11/letter-president-authorization-use-united-states-armed-forces-connection

Democrats mostly don’t like it because they fear it is too broad and ambiguous and Republicans don’t like it because it doesn’t go far enough. It will be interesting to watch how this issue is debated in Congress and to see what AUMF they come up with in the end.

Here are a few articles of interest regarding the proposed AUMF:

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/13/1364230/-Okaying-an-AUMF-against-ISIS-may-prove-impossible-but-that-won-t-stop-U-S-military-action

The five words Democrats don’t like:  http://time.com/3705456/obama-aumf-military-enduring/

This one says it is a good start, just need some tweeking:  http://justsecurity.org/19928/suggestions-clarifyingamending-draft-aumf/

Pat Taylor Fuller has a blogspot named Pat’s Commentary
http://pageposts1123.blogspot.com/

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