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Wed Jan 15, 2014, 07:42 AM

White House supports Senator Rand Paulís bill to officially end U.S. Iraq war authority

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/01/14/white-house-supports-senator-rand-pauls-bill-to-officially-end-u-s-iraq-war-authority/



Even a stopped clock is correct twice a day - unhappycamper

White House supports Senator Rand Paulís bill to officially end U.S. Iraq war authority
By Agence France-Presse
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 13:32 EST

Senator Rand Paul will introduce legislation Tuesday to finally bring Washingtonís Iraq war authorization to an end, his office said, and the White House backs the Republicanís efforts in principle.

US forces withdrew from Iraq more than two years ago and President Barack Obama declared the war over, yet a loophole in the law green-lighting the March 2003 invasion of Iraq allows for future US presidents to send troops back to the turbulent country.

The bill by Paul, a libertarian who has consistently sought to scale back foreign intervention by US forces, would repeal the Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) in Iraq.

ďThe war in Iraq is officially over,Ē Paul said, according to Foreign Policy magazine.

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Wed Jan 15, 2014, 08:29 AM

1. If Obama supports it, then doesn't that mean Paul must oppose it

just by definition? That no republican can ever vote for something Obama favors?

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