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Rep. Dennis Kucinich plans to force a House of Representatives vote early next year on whether to withdraw U.S troops from Afghanistan and Pakistan.
The Cleveland Democrat announced today that he's begun circulating a letter to colleagues, that asks if they'd be willing to cosponsor his two privileged resolutions to "trigger a timeline for a timely withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan and Pakistan" and invoke the War Powers Resolution of 1973 to assert the Constitutional right of Congress "to decide whether or not America enters into war, continues a war, or otherwise introduces armed forces or material into combat zones."
Although President Barack Obama has asserted that prior actions by Congress permit him to respond militarily to the attacks of September 11, 2001, Kucinich says that shouldn't keep Congress from revisiting the war. He says the United States should keep trying to bring Osama Bin Laden to justice, but pursuing wars throughout the Middle East to find him backfires by inflaming anti-American sentiment.
Originally posted by poedxsoldiervet
reply to post by ModernAcademia
He nor congress choose when the Soldiers come home, The President does as he is the Commander in Chief. However, Congres controls the purse strings, they can cut off the funding. Then When they cutoff funding Americans will be pissed, because there leaving soldiers in a thoughtless war with no support.
This is grandstanding plain and simple and he knows it.