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. Rand Paul introduced a bill which would repeal it.
Senator Aims To End US Iraq War Authority
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January 15, 2014

Via AFP:

Several US lawmakers led by Republican Senator Rand Paul introduced legislation Tuesday that would finally bring to an end Washington's authorization to wage war in Iraq.

President Barack Obama's White House backs the efforts, in principle, having withdrawn US forces in December 2011.

Obama has declared the war over, yet a loophole in the law green-lighting the March 2003 invasion allows for future US presidents to send troops back to Iraq, still a turbulent country.

A bill spearheaded by Paul, a libertarian who consistently seeks to scale back foreign intervention by US forces, and ...

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