BREAKING: US Senate Votes to Ensure America Remains at “Endless” War
The US Senate has voted 61-36 to kill the amendment, proposed by Senator Rand Paul that would have prevented endless war in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Washington, D.C. — (RT) The US Senate has voted 61-36 to kill the amendment, proposed by Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) which would repeal the 2001 and 2002 Authorizations for Use of Military Force (AUMF) in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The Senate can’t repeal the AUMF without replacing it with a new authorization, said Senator John McCain (R-Arizona).
“It would mean that we would immediately need to start winding down” US forces abroad, said Senator Bob Corker (R-Tennessee), who also opposed Paul’s amendment.
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Paul had vowed to delay the passage of the $700-billion dollar National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) if he didn’t get a vote on repealing the AUMF.
“We have been there for 16 years. It is time for [the wars] to end. It is time for Congress to vote on whether or not they should end,” Paul said on Monday.
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