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The New York Times editorial board scolds congress for not authorizing the war on ISIS, which of course is already happening.

But as the American military is doing its job, Congress is refusing to do its duty. Nearly three years into the war against ISIS, lawmakers have ducked their constitutional responsibility for making war by not passing legislation authorizing the anti-ISIS fight. This is not merely a bureaucratic issue. While the president has the power to order troops into battle, the founders were adamant about ensuring that only Congress could commit the nation to protracted overseas military actions.

Shouldn't they be scolding (or worse) Presidents Obama and Trump for going forward with these wars without authorization from Congress? That's the way it's actually supposed to work. Congress isn't supposed to rubber stamp the president's actions after the fact; they're supposed to declare war in the first place. I even question the NYT's use of "protracted" in the above quote.

By fnord12 | March 27, 2017, 10:14 AM | Liberal Outrage