This is why liberals suck
Back in 2018, after Trump bombed Syria, Congress proposed an AUMF for our military occupation and efforts at regime change in that nation. Nancy Pelosi insisted that an AUMF was necessary if we wanted to continue to bomb Syria.
“If the President plans to escalate militarily in Syria, he must come to the Congress to ask for an Authorization for Use of Military Force. The Congress has a solemn responsibility to debate an AUMF. The American people deserve a comprehensive strategy that will keep our military safe and avoid collateral damage.”
Simply, our war against the Syrian government and its allies is illegal, both by domestic and international laws. There is no AUMF that covers it.
Flash forward three years.
Biden is now bombing both Syria and Iraq.
In a typical move, Washington called the bombing a nation on the other side of the world, that wants nothing to do with us, "defensive".
It is not possible for occupying invaders to be acting defensively in the nations they are occupying an invading; US troops are only in Iraq by way of an illegal 2003 invasion, a bogus 2014 re-entry, and a refusal to leave at the Iraqi government's request last year, and they are in Syria illegally and without the permission of the Syrian government. They can therefore only ever be aggressors; they cannot be acting defensively.
Since this is BIG news, I was curious what the DailyKos' take on this critical issue.
When I looked at the frontpage I saw this headline and I got excited.
Was the Democratic-controlled House finally going to do their jobs and reign in the war powers of the presidency? Not exactly.
The House is in, well, house-cleaning mode this week, dealing with clutter and outmoded bits and pieces lying around. They're kicking it off Tuesday by getting rid of the insurrectionist relics from the last two centuries. They will vote on a measure to remove Confederate statues from the U.S. Capitol, as well as a bust of Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, who wrote the Dred Scott decision back in 1857 denying citizenship to Black people.
Hurray for Identity Politics!
Conservatives suck for a whole slew of different reasons that I won't go into right now, but this is a great example of why liberals suck.