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The Congressional Research Service (CRS) may well be regarded by future historians and US-Eng. translators as the Scholars of the North Gate, preserving canonical commentaries on imperial politics, bureaucratic mandates, and legal, or moral, doctrine.

Congress never declared war against Iraq, this we know with certainty. Nor did it effectively denounce US military actions in Iraq et seq. to repel the "axis of evil".

  • AUMF 1991, 2002 (before Klobuchar's time) formally delegated war powers to any POTUS. Searches for public laws--other than appropriation for US military deployments and benefits, contractors' concessions,  allied "aid," or sanctions against "adversaries"--from Congress are futile. Post-WWII resolutions for so-called cold wars is another topic altogether.
  • CRS, U.S.-Iraq Withdrawal/Status of Forces Agreement: Issues for Congressional Oversight (2009): "The report then provides a general background as to the content of agreements traditionally considered Status of Forces Agreements (SOFAs)"
  • H.R.2757 - Iraq Withdrawal: "Accountability Act of 2011: one can see, no one introduced a related bill in the senate, ergo.
by Cat on Tue Jan 21st, 2020 at 03:46:16 PM EST
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