Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

U.S. lawmakers will grill top Trump administration officials on Monday about a new authorization for the use of military force for the campaign against Islamic State and other militant groups, Congress' most significant step in years toward taking back control of its constitutional right to authorize war. ... Republican and Democratic members of Congress have been arguing for years that Congress has ceded too much authority over the deployment of U.S. forces to the White House in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. But they are also divided over how much control they should exert over the Pentagon. Efforts to write a new AUMF have failed for years.

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I would like to think that at this point even if Trump were to unilaterally order an attack nobody in the military command would obey.

#1 | Posted by moder8 at 2017-10-31 11:44 AM | Reply

Looks like something, does absolutely nothing. That's Congress for you.

#2 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-10-31 11:47 AM | Reply

The beatings will continue until global morale improves - US War Machine

#3 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-10-31 12:02 PM | Reply

"I would like to think that at this point even if Trump were to unilaterally order an attack nobody in the military command would obey."

History suggests that there isn't much in the way of atrocities that armies can't be made to do.

#4 | Posted by LEgregius at 2017-10-31 12:55 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

If republicans don't take away trump's guns, they are to blame for anyone he kills.

Same as any parent who gives their kid with downs syndrome a machinegun.

#5 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-10-31 01:23 PM | Reply

Same as any parent who gives their kid with downs syndrome a machinegun.

#5 | Posted by SpeakSoftly

I'd much rather have someone with Down's Syndrome as our President than Our Dear Lord Commander Marmalade.

They are usually happy well adjusted and joyful people who would not hurt a flea.

And every one of them I have ever met were obviously smarter than Trump.

#6 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-10-31 03:36 PM | Reply

The U.S. Congress has not declared war since 1941. Perhaps the WWII war profiteering laws are still on the books. Also, in a state of declared war trading with the enemy would be treason and how could we send billionaires to the gallows?

#7 | Posted by TenMile at 2017-10-31 03:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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