20 years ago — George W. Bush lied to Congress and received authorization to invade Iraq. It is now 2022 and Congress still hasn’t repealed that authorization for the use of force.
The good news is, right now, we’re as close as we’ve ever been to repealing the Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002. And with your help — we can pressure Congress into repealing the authorization for good.
It is dangerous to give presidents the authority to wage war unilaterally. During the final year of the Trump presidency, Donald Trump used the ‘02 AUMF to assassinate General Qasem Soleimani of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps with a targeted drone strike in Iraq. That assassination brought the U.S. dangerously close to an all out war with Iran.
It makes no sense to keep this legal authority to wage war against a government that hasn’t existed for 19 years on the books.