Dave Stancliff I honestly don’t think Americans want endless worldwide war–so why is Congress about to sanction it? blogarama.com

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

I honestly don’t think Americans want endless worldwide war–so why is Congress about to sanction it?

Did you hear about this? Literally in a midnight session last week, the House Armed Services Committee tucked a dangerous provision into the huge Defense authorization bill.

With it, Congress took one more step towards passing a law for endless worldwide war. The new law would use American military forces against terrorism suspects everywhere and anywhere.
If you didn't hear about this provision, you're not alone.

It was added to the bill by Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.), and it could become the single biggest ceding of unchecked war authority to the executive branch in modern American history.

 Tell Congress: No blank check for worldwide war.


Outrageously, there have been no hearings on this worldwide war legislation, nor has its necessity been explained by Rep. Buck McKeon or anyone else in Congress.
A House vote could come as early as next week. Unlike the legislation that authorized the Afghanistan War and the pursuit of Osama bin Laden, the proposed new and expanded law to go to war does not even require a specific threat of harm to the United States.

It's outrageous that, just as the majority of Americans eagerly await the ramping down of our efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, Congress is acting under the cover of darkness to pass a new law for a worldwide war.
Take action and contact your representative and make it clear that you won't stand still for Congress triggering a worldwide war without end.

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