received this reply from Senator Dianne Feinstein about the ISIL clan in
President Barack Obama requested the authorization for the use of force (AUMF) against ISIL. While I strongly oppose this, being one of the war wary, she feels that it has problems with it, that it is too restrictive and does not go far enough. That she wants boots on the ground if necessary to "stop it!" before they setup a foot hold where they can export terror.
The question is why is the CIA aiding them in the first place? Why are we not investigating the CIA and some of cronies of bureaucracy that have set this kind of disastrous foreign policy that has cost millions of lives and trillions of dollars?
Dear Mr. Manning:
Thank you for writing regarding your thoughts on the President Obama's proposed Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). I appreciate the time you took to write, and I welcome the opportunity to respond.
As you may know, on February 11, 2015, the President submitted to Congress draft legislation that would authorize the use of military force against ISIL (ISIL AUMF) or "associated persons or forces." This draft ISIL AUMF would repeal the 2002 Iraq AUMF and would expire after three years.
While I agree that the Administration and Congress
need to work together to enact an ISIL AUMF, I have concerns about the
limitations this AUMF would impose on the President's ability respond quickly
to unforeseen circumstances on the ground. The draft AUMF specifically
does not authorize the use of
Please know that while I understand the reluctance of
many Americans to take steps toward any involvement in another war, I strongly
believe that we must confront ISIL before it further consolidates its power in
the heart of the
Please know that I have taken careful note of your views,
and I truly believe that the
Once again, thank you for writing. I hope that
you will continue to keep me informed about issues of importance to you.
Should you have any further comments or questions, please feel free to contact
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