As lawmakers and Joe Biden seek to modify and update the legal basis of US military operations, a symbolic vote is expected later this week.
The U.S. House of Representatives will vote later this week to repeal the war authorization granted by Congress to former President George W. Bush in 2002, allowing the United States to invade and occupy Iraq.
Motion to repeal the bill Authorized use of military power According to CNN, the first AUMF held in Iraq with the support of President Joe Biden is expected to be held in the House of Representatives on Thursday.
The Biden administration stated on Monday that the United States “has no ongoing military activities, and only uses the 2002 AUMF as a domestic legal basis”, and its repeal “may have minimal impact on current military operations.”
But the upcoming vote is seen as the beginning of a larger debate in the U.S. Congress on revising and rebuilding the legal basis for U.S. military deployment in Iraq and elsewhere, and critics of Congress call it “eternal war.”
The White House said in a statement: “The President is committed to working with Congress to ensure that outdated authorizations to use force are replaced with appropriate narrow and specific frameworks to ensure that we can continue to protect Americans from the threat of terrorism.” The statement on Monday Support the repeal of the House of Representatives.
However, if there is no alternative authorization to address the modern situation in Iraq, the repeal of the US law will face the suspicion of Senate lawmakers, who must also agree to the resolution of the House of Representatives to take effect.
“The 2002 AUMF was mainly about Saddam Hussein, and it was obviously also used to address terrorist threats in and from Iraq,” said representative Michael McCall.
“Unless we hear from our military that the 2002 AUMF is no longer used to protect Americans, we should not abolish it before replacing it,” said Republican McCall.
This problem recently followed Assassinated Iranian General Qassem Soleimani Many members of the US military on the territory of Iraq believe that such behavior is unreasonable and reckless. The Trump administration later used the 2002 Iraq War authorization as a legitimate reason for Soleimani’s attack.
The US and NATO forces invaded Afghanistan after the Al Qaeda attack on September 11, 2001. The former Bush administration subsequently promoted and obtained Congress authorization to invade Iraq in a preemptive war to overthrow Saddam Hussein and prevent Iraq from obtaining mass destruction. Sex weapons.
The Bush administration’s excuse for invading Iraq was later proved to be based on false statements. Former President Barack Obama agreed to withdraw most of the US troops from Iraq in 2011.
After the US-led campaign aimed at repelling the Islamic State of ISIL (ISIS) and containing the Syrian civil war, some US troops remained in Iraq. U.S. forces continue to clashed with Iranian-backed militias in Iraq.
McCall said: “Today there are terrorist organizations funded by Iran in Iraq. They threaten our diplomats, soldiers and citizens.”
Ministry of Defense lawyers in Predecessors of the Trump Administration He strongly opposed the abolition of the 2002 Iraqi AUMF alone, because it would abolish the power of the United States to take military actions against militias.
Nonetheless, Congressional Democrats broadly support the abolition of the 2002 mandate for the Iraq War, as well as the Al-Qaida and Afghanistan-related mandates passed by Congress earlier in 2001.
Biden is already in action Plan to withdraw foreign troops from the U.S. and allies Withdraw from Afghanistan by September 11, 2021, before the 20th anniversary of the Al-Qaida attack.
Over the years, successive presidents have used AMUF in 2001 and 2002 to justify a series of military actions, including Drone attack in YemenIn some cases, this has little to do with the initial conflict that Congress tried to resolve.
“The idea that they have not been abolished or ended has no meaning,” said leading Democratic Rep. Jim McGovern.
“Either we did not have due diligence, or we did not pay close attention to these things,” McGovern said on Monday.