It’s been over 11 years since the President of the United States has had congressional authorization to go to war in Iraq. We’re told that the war in Iraq is over. However, the authorization to send American soldiers into Iraq is still in effect, and could be used to justify a military return to the region without further congressional input.
On Friday, U.S Representative Barbara Lee introduced H.R. 3852, legislation to repeal the authorization of war in Iraq. It’s a short bill, with the business portion of the legislation simply reading, “The Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 (Public Law 107-243; 50 U.S.C. 1541 note) is hereby repealed.”