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Congress 'Un-Declares' War with Iran

• http://www.commondreams.org, by Kate Gould
 All 535 members of Congress are now on the record declaring that they have not authorized the use of military force against Iran in the latest round of legislation passed in the House and the Senate. This unanimous 'un-declaration' of war by Congress is a crucial victory, with particular significance given its passage on the eve of the U.S.-Iran talks in Baghdad.
 
The House was the first chamber to 'un-declare war', with its inclusion of a proviso in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that this legislation does not authorize war with Iran. This stipulation that "nothing in this Act shall be construed as authorizing the use of force against Iran" is a remarkably sober note of caution and common sense in an otherwise dangerous and reckless piece of legislation.

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Comment by Jerry Alexander
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Right!  I hope Congress has to ask the people for help...Panetta will just tell them to Shut Up!!,and they will.Congress is the laughing stock of not only America,but the World.They are destroying their own children..only the lowest or low  have such thoughts..their own children...Congress,I hope! will need the peoples help one day,and we can say to them...go to Hell.I don`t even think they have been threatened...they are working with Barry  because they want to.


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