This video from the USA says about itself:
U.S. Senator Russ Feingold speaks from the Senate floor on the the 5th anniversary of the authorization of the use of military force in Iraq. October 24, 2007.
By Alex Lantier in the USA:
Pentagon tells US Senate wars will continue for decades
18 May 2013
Testifying before the US Senate Committee on Armed Services on Thursday, Pentagon officials claimed that “war on terror” legislation gives them sweeping powers to wage war anywhere in the world, including inside the United States, without Congressional authorization.
Assistant Defense Secretary Michael Sheehan argued that the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF), passed by Congress after the September 11 attacks, constituted effective Congressional authorization for future wars waged under the rubric of the “war on terror.” In his view, the Pentagon can continue its global campaign of drone assassination strikes and launch further wars under the heading of the “war on terror,” without renewed authorization from Congress.
- Washington gets explicit: its ‘war on terror’ is permanent | Glenn Greenwald | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk (guardian.co.uk)
- Pentagon ‘Rewrites Constitution’ Affirming Endless War (commondreams.org)
- Pentagon official: Drone policy should remain for at least 20 years (salon.com)
- You: Drone strike authorization policy doesn’t need to change: US Defense (nation.com.pk)
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