Senate Advances Bill That Would Repeal Iraq War Authorizations
The bipartisan legislation would repeal the legal justification used to attack Iraq in 1991 and 2003.
Yesterday, the Senate, advanced a bill that would repeal the Iraq war authorizations. The bipartisan legislation would repeal the legal justification used to attack Iraq in 1991 and 2003. By keeping the laws on the books, Iraq is still technically an enemy of the United States. The bill easily passed by a vote of 68 to 27 setting up a vote for it’s final passage as soon as next week. Democratic Senator Tim Kaine said, “Leaving outdated authorizations in the books can lead to abuse.” The White House said the President supports this and it would have no impact on current U.S. military operations.