Friday, March 16, 2007

Revoke the 2002 AUMF

Dear Senator [Name],

While I am sure you are disappointed that you could not bring a majority of your colleagues to pass S.J. Res. 9, I encourage you to continue to fight on our behalf. The Senate is way out of step with the conviction of most Americans that this president's failed policy in Iraq must be changed, but this will not happen without your continued efforts. To the Republicans' ongoing claim that you are trying to "micromanage" the war, please respond that since this president refuses to end his own "macromismanagement," we will do it for him.

Furthermore, I urge you to introduce legislation that revokes, rescinds, or otherwise revises the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 (Public Law 107-243). This is the only logical resolution to be drawn from S.J. Res. 9's whereas clause that "the circumstances referred to in the [AUMF] have changed substantially." Indeed we are no longer fighting the same war this president deceitfully sold to us five years ago, and therefore he may very well be conducting current military operations unlawfully (to say nothing of their immorality).

[sent to 47 senators voting "yea" on the joint resolution to revise United States policy on Iraq (S.J.Res. 9): Akaka (D-HI), Baucus (D-MT), Bayh (D-IN), Biden (D-DE), Bingaman (D-NM), Boxer (D-CA), Brown (D-OH), Byrd (D-WV), Cantwell (D-WA), Cardin (D-MD), Carper (D-DE), Casey (D-PA), Clinton (D-NY), Conrad (D-ND), Dodd (D-CT), Dorgan (D-ND), Durbin (D-IL), Feingold (D-WI), Feinstein (D-CA), Harkin (D-IA), Inouye (D-HI), Kennedy (D-MA), Kerry (D-MA), Klobuchar (D-MN), Kohl (D-WI), Landrieu (D-LA), Lautenberg (D-NJ), Leahy (D-VT), Levin (D-MI), Lincoln (D-AR), McCaskill (D-MO), Menendez (D-NJ), Mikulski (D-MD), Murray (D-WA), Nelson (D-FL), Reed (D-RI), Reid (D-NV), Rockefeller (D-WV), Salazar (D-CO), Sanders (I-VT), Schumer (D-NY), Smith (R-OR), Stabenow (D-MI), Tester (D-MT), Webb (D-VA), Whitehouse (D-RI), Wyden (D-OR)]

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