Obama Administration Trying to Get Authorization for Iraq War Repealed
At first retiring Armed Services Committee chairman Buck McKeon thought the letter sent by Obama’s “National Security Adviser” to John Boehner was a joke [PDF]. In the letter, Susan Rice requests that Congress repeal the 2002 law authorizing the use of force in Iraq.
In a sense McKeon was right. Everything having to do with the Obama Administration is a joke – the sickest joke imaginable. But Rice was serious. McKeon responds:
Obama Administration officials are warning us daily that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is “worse than al-Qaeda” and an extreme threat to the American people. The American people aren’t worried that the President will send the military back to Iraq. They’re worried about a deadly terrorist state that can hit us from Wall Street to Main Street. They’re worried that this President refuses to do anything, at any time, in anyway, to stop the flood of national security crises that are popping up around the globe.
Why on earth is the President’s National Security Advisor pleading with Congress to help build Americans’ confidence that the President will not confront a clear and present danger to the United States? He needs no help there. Where is her plan to stop this looming threat? Where is her request for additional intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance assets to monitor the situation? Why isn’t she over here, building support to stop a common enemy? Why is she fighting Congress instead of ISIS? Why on earth is she refighting the 2003 Iraq War in 2014?
This isn’t just absurd. We’re past absurd. This is dangerous. This Administration is fiddling while the world burns, and now they’re demanding Congress play with them.
If the Administration fought terrorists with half the tenacity they fight straw men, we wouldn’t be in this mess.
Did anyone really expect anything different from a character like Obama?