Friday dump: WH asks Congress to repeal Iraq War authorization, a ‘dangerous, absurd’ move


In a move that is being called dangerous and absurd, White House National Security Adviser Susan Rice has asked Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio and Congress to fully repeal the Authorization for Use of Military Force in Iraq.

The letter of petition, written by Rice, was submitted Friday shortly before Congress approved a resolution opposing U.S. military intervention in Iraq, and it would ensure no troops return to the country, according to Adam Kredo of  the Washington Free Beacon.

The militant Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS), that currently has the country under siege will likely take the move as a sign of victory as they continue to overpower the country and its citizens, according to the WFB report. Has the United States just signaled it will get out of the group’s way?

“When Speaker Boehner told me about Ms. Rice’s letter, I thought he was joking,” said Rep. Buck McKeon, R-Calif., chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, in a statement obtained by the Free Beacon.

“Obama Administration officials are warning us daily that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is ‘worse than al-Qaeda’ and an extreme threat to the American people,” McKeon said. “The American people aren’t worried that the president will send the military back to Iraq. They’re worried about a deadly terrorist state that can hit us from Wall Street to Main Street. They’re worried that this president refuses to do anything, at anytime, in any way, to stop the flood of national security crises that are popping up around the globe.”

“This isn’t just absurd. We’re past absurd. This is dangerous,” said Rep. McKeon. “This administration is fiddling while the world burns, and now they’re demanding Congress play with them.”

Read  Security Adviser Rice’s letter  obtained by WFB HERE.

Read more in the Washington Free Beacon. 

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