Mitch McConnell Wants to Give Obama Unlimited War Powers

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In his final State of the Union address, President Obama chastised Congress for not giving him the authority to go to war with ISIS (or support them as many Iraqi’s believe) saying  “If this Congress is serious about winning this war, and wants to send a message to our troops and the world, you should finally authorize the use of military force against ISIL.” Following that address, he probably didn’t expect two Republican Senators to push for a bill that would give him even more authority than he asked for.

Earlier this week, Senator Mitch McConnell fast tracked a bill written by Senator Lindsey Graham, which would give Obama the Authority to officially deploy our military against ISIS and then some.

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) caught nearly everybody off guard late Wednesday by quietly clearing the path for new legislation to declare war on the self-described Islamic State — an issue he’d signaled for months he had no interest in touching.

McConnell introduced a sweeping authorization for the use of military force, or AUMF, that would give the president new authority to take action against the militant group also known as ISIS or ISIL. It wouldn’t put any limits on the duration, geography or use of U.S. ground combat troops in the war, or on the means by which the U.S. military could act. It also would keep in place a broad AUMF from 2001 that never expired and that allows the president to take military action against anyone, anywhere, connected to the terrorists behind the 9/11 attacks.

In other words, it’s a war authorization that’s as wide open as it gets.

Make no mistake, this doesn’t grant Obama the authority to strike ISIS. This gives him unlimited war powers in the broadest sense. ISIS has popped up all over the world. Countless insurgencies and terrorist groups have aligned themselves to the group. They encourage Muslims in every country to conduct terror attacks in their name, even if they’ve never met that person. ISIS isn’t just a group of zealots in Syria and Iraq. They are a banner which people can rally around, which means that ISIS can technically be anywhere.

In other words, this AUMF wouldn’t just give Obama permission strike ISIS anywhere in the world. It gives him the ability to deploy our military anywhere in the world, foreign or domestic, for an undetermined period of time, at the mere suggestion that ISIS is there. And it won’t be hard for them to prove ISIS is there, since anyone can wave their flag and carry out attacks in their name.

By now this should all sound very familiar to you. 9/11 invoked the same response from our government. They declared a War on Terrorism, which is nothing more than a tactic that anyone could use, thus allowing our government to take its war machine into any country on the planet.

But after the Bush administration fell out of favor with the American public, so too did the War on Terror. The war never stopped of course, but the term has lost its emotional charge, and isn’t used very often anymore. This bill aims to bring back the same sentiment with different words. It’s the War on Terror 2.0, which will henceforth be dubbed “The War on ISIS,” coming to a town near you.

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  • rich

    It’s not so much about giving Obama the okay to sending troops after ISIS as it is giving him the authority for using troops against us in case we ever try to stop him and the others. Someday Obama will call for total gun confiscation and he will legally be able to send our soldiers or HIS soldiers to finish the job. Think taking our guns can’t be done? Australia did it and it will happen here and Obama will have a clear road to his coveted plan, dictatorship.

    • http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/political_reading_room/ disqus_3BrONUAJno

      How many troops does it take to eliminate the threat caused by five members of an imaginary threat?

      • Reverend Draco

        Well. . . 3 imaginary cops and 2 imaginary soldiers could probably deal with the situation quite handily.

        • http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/political_reading_room/ disqus_3BrONUAJno

          Maybe Pete Malloy, Jim Reed, “Pepper” Anderson, Sam Troy, and Jack Moffitt are available.

          • Reverend Draco

            I sure we could rustle them up in no time.

          • http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/political_reading_room/ disqus_3BrONUAJno

            If we could only get one, Pepper could rustle anything with testicles.

          • Reverend Draco

            zing!

          • http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/political_reading_room/ disqus_3BrONUAJno

            On the other hand, Christie Brinkley was born 9 months before I was, and while, unfortunately, she’s never played an imaginary cop or soldier, I’d be happy to be her TI:-)

      • rich

        Right! It was also imaginary in the 1930’s with Hitler, wasn’t it? Obozo is counting on many more like you to just fluff it off as if it was nothing. Oh, yeah, the liberal media enjoys nitwits like you, too!

        • http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/political_reading_room/ disqus_3BrONUAJno

          Hitler wouldn’t be in the history books if it weren’t for Prescott Bush providing the funding and the access to the supplies that Hitler had to have to build his Reich. You have all of the hallmarks of somebody who conflates and commingles history as a result of spending too much time watching the television cum telescreen. Who do you think picked out an african boy and taught him to read a TelePromTer with the best of them?

  • cmb

    America is done

    • http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/political_reading_room/ disqus_3BrONUAJno

      At least we can benefit from knowing those of us who have given up have given up.

  • Downwinder

    Last year the public bought more guns than ever, this year ammo will be the hot product…stock up my friends, it will be the only way to keep your guns…

  • Beowulf73

    Mitch McConnell should be hung for treason and for imitating a female.

    • http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/political_reading_room/ disqus_3BrONUAJno

      He’d have to be a vertebrate first.

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  • WinstonSmithy

    Why not just name the guy “King” and get it over with? The drip, drip, drip is wearing thin.

    • Reverend Draco

      • WinstonSmithy

        How fast are we goin’ man? Uh, I think we’re parked, man…

    • http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/political_reading_room/ disqus_3BrONUAJno

      We’ll consider that as soon as you tell us where in the Constitution the king gets his authority.

      • WinstonSmithy

        It’s right next to the clause that allows the Executive Branch to indefinitely detain and/or extrajudicially assassinate American citizens without due process because terror… Oh wait…

        • http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/political_reading_room/ disqus_3BrONUAJno

          Ya had me worried for a second, pilgrim…

  • RandyJ/ProudSurvivor

    An authorization for martial law cleverly disguised as a “tool” for fighting terrorism. The People need to unite….to decide if these traitors should be hung or face the firing squad.

  • Anothereno

    Fix the water in Michigan then drop bombs k?

    • http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/political_reading_room/ disqus_3BrONUAJno

      Maybe we should just give the people still in Michigan fair notice before we turn it into a concentration camp.

  • http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/political_reading_room/ disqus_3BrONUAJno

    How can Mitch McConnell give Obama what he doesn’t have?

    • Reverend Draco

      • http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/political_reading_room/ disqus_3BrONUAJno

        Somebody really needs to invent a Youtube without pictures, if the video bandwidth desperately needs filling.

        Me, if I posted a song on Youtube (never happen), I’d post scrolling lyrics. Without the scroll:

        Ho, ho, ho

        It’s magic, you know
        Never believe it’s not so
        It’s magic, you know
        Never believe, it’s not so

        Never been awake
        Never seen a day break
        Leaning on my pillow in the morning
        Lazy day in bed
        Music in my head
        Crazy music playing in the morning light

        Ho, ho, ho
        It’s magic, you know
        Never believe it’s not so
        It’s magic, you know
        Never believe, it’s not so

        I love my sunny day
        Dream of far away
        Dreaming on my pillow in the morning
        Never been awake
        Never seen a day break
        Leaning on my pillow in the morning light

        Ho, ho, ho
        It’s magic, you know
        Never believe it’s not so
        It’s magic, you know
        Never believe, it’s not so

        [Musical Interlude]

        Ho, ho, ho
        It’s magic, you know
        Never believe it’s not so
        It’s magic, you know
        Never believe, it’s not so

    • John Henry Bicycle Lucas

      It’s mere semantics, making what is not legal, legal. All smoke and mirrors. I guess it give some in the District of Criminals a fuzzy feeling inside. Or something like that.

  • Reverend Draco

    So. . . Mitch McConnell is Jar Jar Binks. . .

    “Mesa mosto Supreme Chancellor, Mesa gusto pallos, Mesa proud to proposing the motion to give Yousa Honor
    emergency powers.”

  • Rick E.

    Here’s what’s going to happen: 1), the traitors in DC will pass the unconstitutional legislation. 2), a false flag-a big one-will occur.
    3), Obomba will declare martial law.
    4), he will move to confiscate our guns, and will use the military in our streets to facilitate the goal of subjugation and domination of the populous.
    5), the upcoming presidential election will be cancelled
    6)all hell will break loose and we will be subjugated almost completely.
    At this point Obomba will become a self appointed king and continue to morph our country into an unrecognizable communist stronghold.

    WE MUST INTERVENE AND STOP THIS NOW! IN ANYWAY WE CAN!

    • august

  • august

    Your coffin’s are calling you Reptilian’s

    • Reverend Draco

      Their coffin’s what is calling? Handles? Pillows?

      • august

        lol nice one haha

      • august

      • august

        goes further back in time then just Bush Jr are Sr

  • lilred

    INGSOC!

  • http://thesquirrelsnestblog.wordpress.com/ John Walt

    How can a man. Any man. Serve in the Senate for so long and not understand one word written in the Constitution?

    • Reverend Draco

      Hard work and dedication?

      • http://thesquirrelsnestblog.wordpress.com/ John Walt

        More like dereliction.

        • Reverend Draco

          I’m sure he dedicated himself fully to the hard work it takes to remain so utterly clueless.

  • gato felix

    Members of the 5th column no longer operate in secret!!

    • John Henry Bicycle Lucas

      Yeah, now they run for office and win somehow.

  • august

    This is the one world government. N.W.O
    they are the ones who need to go
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_Nations_organizations_by_location
    how many UN headquarters are in the USA in all 50 sates >
    UNA -USA ..

  • Mike

    JAR JAR
    In response to the direct threat to
    the Republic, meesa propose that the
    Senate give immediately emergency
    powers to the Supreme Chancellor.

    PALPATINE
    It is with great reluctance that I have
    agreed to this calling. I love democracy…
    I love the Republic. But I am mild by nature,
    and I do not desire to see the destruction
    of democracy. The power you give me I will
    lay down when this crisis has abated,
    I promise you. And as my first act with this
    new authority, I will create a grand army of
    the Republic to counter the increasing
    threats of the separatists.

    • WhiteEagle

      Lucas had US politics down perfectly when he created those sequels.

  • John Henry Bicycle Lucas

    Since the author of the bill is Lindsey Graham we don’t want any part of it.

  • LiberalsRLost

    No doubt he has this in mind:
    “Knowing the power of Temptation in the
    Heart of Man, the Founding Fathers did not trust
    ANY government, not even the one they, themselves, created. And this is why the big money
    boys, the bankers, lawyers, doctors, industrialists
    are trying to take away the right to keep and bear
    arms, because they know that their days are
    numbered and they want to stave off the wrath of
    the People for as long as possible.
    This is one of the first signs of an authoritarian and dictatorial government, when
    they take the weapons of self-defense away from
    the People. The first thing the Mongols did when
    they invaded China centuries ago, was to allow
    only one meat cleaver for every ten families.
    This is what the Shoguns of Japan did once they
    had achieved ultimate power, was to have a
    sword hunt and take away the swords from
    everyone who was not one of their samurai
    goons. The modern, Japanese shadow shoguns of
    today, known as the Ruling Elite, also have strict
    gun control laws because they fear the people’s
    vengeance. The Communists, the Japanese, the
    United Nations and now the American government seem to all have similar ideas along these
    lines.
    It is an interesting fact that the country of
    Switzerland requires by law that every able bodied man in the country keep in his own house
    a fully automatic machine gun in good repair.

    Because when the party is over there will be streets overflowing with angry mobs…..

    • SP_88

      This is exactly why they want to take the firearms away from the people.
      The elitists know that they have screwed us over. And they know that we’ll be coming for them. But if we are disarmed and they have armed security forces, we won’t be able to get to them. But if we are disarmed, we’ll have bigger problems than getting to the elitists.
      The government is desperate to disarm Americans. But I believe that most of the gun owners will refuse to comply. In CT 85% of the people refused to register their guns and in N.Y. 96% refused to register. So I would guess that nationwide, at least 75% – 80% of gun owners will refuse to comply with any gun bans or assault weapon ban or any other unconstitutional gun control.
      There are about 80 million gun owners in America. Even if one percent of them refused to go along with these crooked politicians, that’s 800,000 armed civilians who refuse to comply with their unconstitutional laws. But I think it will be a lot more than one percent.
      I don’t think that they would even try to enforce such a ridiculous executive order to confiscate millions of firearms from people who refuse to comply with this tyranny. Where are they going to get enough officers and agents to force that many people to hand over their guns?
      I just hope that the people are organized enough to resist this tyranny. The militia groups and groups like the Oath Keepers and the III%er’s will play a big part in protecting the rights of the American people from the tyranny of the government. And the people themselves will need to be a part of this as well. Without the cooperation of everyone, this will be tough to do. There needs to be an organized and unified front against the tyranny of the gun grabbers.

  • Jim

    If anything, BHO should be stripped of some of his powers.

  • SP_88

    And the government continues usurping power under false pretenses and then using them to further their agenda. Obama wasn’t fighting ISIS to begin with, why should we believe he will fight them now? He has supported ISIS at every opportunity by sending them money and weapons. And most Americans know it. Certainly the other countries are well aware of this. They know that the Obama administration has been air-dropping weapons and supplies to ISIS for years now. Meanwhile he lies right to our faces about how dangerous ISIS is, and how we should give up more of our freedoms for their phony security and fake precautions that are supposed to make us safer. But really all they do is violate our privacy and violate our rights without making anyone safer. It’s all just a scam to take away our rights. The Patriot Act and the NDAA were both designed to overstep our rights. And they will continue to usurp power until they are stopped

  • Jim

    If anything, BHO needs to have some of his authorities stripped. Then maybe he can do the job he was ‘elected’ to do, not what he wants to do.

  • KEITH

    Now do the establishment republicans understand why most republican voters are supporting Trump?

  • Maddog

    “Mitch McConnell Wants to Give Obama Unlimited War Powers” and a Lewinsky.

  • HoldTheLine1

    There is no way we can reason with the head of the snake any longer, they are too well protected. So we need to ask ourselves how we can reason with the middle managers, or minions, that carry out the ruling class’ ideals through crazy executive laws and rulings. Right now the minions are thinking they are anonymous and unreachable. Perhaps if they realize they can be reached they might change. The left terrified big businessmen by protesting at their homes where their families live, and the results were that those middle managers changed the way their businesses ran. Just a thought.