The people who founded the U.S. knew that Europe’s top leaders kept starting wars that hurt their nation, so when they wrote the U.S. Constitution they specified that the president could NOT unilaterally start a war. A war could start ONLY IF Congress EXPLICITLY DECLARED war.
After the 9-11-2001 attacks, the Bush-Cheney regime steamrollered many bad things through Congress (including the PATRIOT Act). They also pushed Congress into ABDICATING ITS CONSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITY to make decisions about going to war. Congress passed the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) law, which UNCONSTITUTIONALLY empowered the President to start any wars he wants anywhere in the world.
Since then, Bush-Cheney, Obama, and now Trump have recklessly started wars WITHOUT CONGRESSIONAL OVERSIGHT.
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