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17 years ago, based on false intel, Congress justified war with Iraq using the 2002 Authorization for the Use of Military Force. Keeping the AUMF in effect 17 years later is dangerous and could lead to missions Congress never intended. It’s past time to get it off the books.
Sanders’ quip that Biden “got the Iraq war done” is more significant than many voters realize. Biden really was a key enabler of the Bush admin on Iraq both through Biden’s committee and on TV. See @PeaceAction profile of Biden for the deets. peaceaction.org/positions #DemDebate
“Presidential candidates should be extensively questioned about their #nuclearweapons policies. And when answering those questions, candidates should connect their policies to the #ClimateCrisis” - @mattkorda in @thenation on tonight's #debate #DemDebate buff.ly/2MMvBDA
It’s not radical but ... good for @BetoORourke for brining up the need to invest in diplomacy and the state department. What northeastern Syria needed more than anything was a diplomatic offensive. Very few mentioned that when unpacking the failures in Syria. #Demdebate
We need to get our troops out of Syria, but we need to do it the right way. Donald Trump has sucked up to dictators, cut and run on our allies, and worsened a humanitarian crisis in Syria. We need a president who makes our country and the world safer. #DemDebate
The bad and outdated AUMFs keep the US in war. @RepBarbaraLee has worked to repeal them for years. Repealing the Iraq AUMF passed the House defense bill (#NDAA) and @SenJackReed can help make sure it becomes law. Call him 202-224-4642! #StopEndlessWar! #DemDebate pic.twitter.com/84TM6YZcMm
Senator @ewarren doesn’t mince words: “We need to get out of the Middle East. We need to do it in a smart way but there is not military solution.”
Troops are in #Syria unconstitutionally. Bringing the troops home swiftly is important but do it on a smart timeline not on Turkey’s schedule. Additionally, let's support political solutions and help rebuild the damage done. And keeping US nuclear weapons in Turkey is stupid. pic.twitter.com/mlHYgFbkTy