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No, Killing Soleimani Didn’t Require a Congressional Vote

Every time a terrorist gets blown up, the lefty/libertarian caucus cries, “AUMF”.

That stands for Authorization for Use of Military Force. In other words, they want Congress to take a vote and declare war and whatnot. There are two things wrong with this argument.

1. The 9/11 AUMF vote (the one Obama wanted Congress to withdraw on his way out) covers a whole range of Islamic terrorists. It was a bipartisan authorization that covers the use of “all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored such organizations or persons, in order to prevent any future acts of international terrorism.”

And yes, as the 9/11 Commission Report notes, that includes Iran, which had a hand in harboring and training.

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