Barack Obama ready to lean on George W Bush’s 2002 Iraq AUMF. …DOES IT *BURN*, #p2 & #tlot?

I hope it burns them like hygiene*:

The White House believes that Congress’s 2002 authorization of the Iraq war — and not just the 2001 authorization to fight Al Qaeda — provides a legal justification for President Obama’s air campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the Obama administration said Friday.

Via Instapundit, who is probably likewise feeling invigorated right now. Who needs stimulants, when you have schadenfreude?

Moe Lane

*Classical reference.

9 thoughts on “Barack Obama ready to lean on George W Bush’s 2002 Iraq AUMF. …DOES IT *BURN*, #p2 & #tlot?”

  1. I have a virtual hardon right now. Their tears give me pleasure!
    I personally think he needs a new AUMF, but by using the old AUMF you can logically argue that the Golfer-In-Chief is continuing Bush’s wars.

  2. 2002 Something Positive. That’s digging pretty deep. Never really got into SP myself. The misanthropy was a little too thick and rich.

  3. The problem with using the 2002 AUMF is that it leaves everyone wondering if O’bama is serious about this War? Counter-Terrorism Action? or whatever they want to call it today. Going to congress and getting his own AUMF would signal a certain steadiness of purpose that the administration currently lacks. It also wouldn’t hurt to call everyone in so they could decide what their terminology is going to be going forward.

    1. Anybody who wonders if Barack Obama is serious about this war has missed the lesson of the last six years. Of COURSE he’s not serious about this war. He’s not serious about much of anything, except his vague sense of ennui and his love of leisure sports. Oh, and of running for office, but that one’s pretty much played out.
      Listening to his words is like listening to the “roar of the sea” in a seashell. It’s random noise that allows idiots to hear what they want.

      1. Not to mention going to Congress would rip the Dem party apart as the lunatic-anti-war wing would go on the warpath (irony noted) and, instead of taking out their frustration in the primaries, would take it out in the general…
        I’m not saying that’s a bad thing at all, mind, and .. frankly, I’m a little surprised Barak was listening to the aide who pointed it out .. perhaps it was his caddy?
        Long story short, Obama does not intend to pursue this round of The Iraq Mess any harder than is absolutely necessary to keep the Dems who are trying to fake strong on defense positions in office, which is short-term “don’t do stupid shit” but long-term “put your wedding tackle in the meat grinder” shit.

  4. And that is why the best result he’s getting even from Middle Eastern States is Tepid, not even Luke Warm, Tepid. Too many countries can see he isn’t serious and don’t want to be left holding the bag when the poll numbers change, if they change. This Administration can’t even fake it well. And in a month when nothing has changed, how is that going to make the DEM’s running for their seats better off? Meanwhile Isis will still be cutting heads off, I don’t think that will be playing well in Peoria.

  5. Soooo, Iraq War is no longer (officially) All Bush’s Fault?
    Has he given back the Nobel Peace Prize yet?

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