Bush-era war authorizations do not give President Obama authority to fight the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), an Army officer argued in a lawsuit filed Wednesday against Obama. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. district court by an intelligence officer stationed in Kuwait who says he supports the fight against ISIS but believes it is being carried out illegally because Congress hasn’t specifically authorized it. “How could I honor my oath when I am fighting a war, even a good war, that the Constitution does not allow, or Congress has not approved?” Capt. Nathan Michael Smith wrote. “To honor my oath, I am asking the court to tell the president that he must get proper authority from Congress, under the War Powers Resolution, to wage the war against ISIS in Iraq and Syria.”Obama has sought an authorization for use of military force (AUMF) from Congress. But Congress has been hesitant to take it up, with Republicans worried it would be too restrictive and some Democrats worried it wouldn’t be restrictive enough. In the absence of a new AUMF, Obama has said he has the authority to fight ISIS from the 2001 authorization to fight al Qaeda, from which ISIS originated. The administration has also cited 2002 authorization for the Iraq War. The issue arose anew in the past few weeks after Obama and the Pentagon announced the deployment of another 217 troops to Iraq and 250 to Syria. The lawsuit hinges on the War Powers Resolution, a Vietnam War-era law that says the president must get a war declaration or authorization from Congress within 60 days of deploying troops or else withdraw within another 30 days. The President did not get Congress’s approval for his war against ISIS in Iraq or Syria within the sixty days, but he also did not terminate the war,” the suit says. “The war is therefore illegal.” ISIS needs to be destroyed, but Obama basically delivers weapons to "moderate rebels" who are ISIS though US taxpayer dollars. Just one thing I also think that this ARMY officer should bring up in this suit. Finally Obama now has current military officers speaking out against his war crimes in the middle east in Syria and Iraq, in the form of a law suit now. This ARMY captain should be saluted by every American for speaking out against the government while currently wearing the uniform. Now more then likely this officer will loose his suit, because most high ranking US military officers mostly support Obama and illegal wars. Take it from me the creator of this site who is an ex NAVY enlisted veteran, when I say 90 percent of military officers are shills for the globalist. Don't be suprised if this Army officer is released from his duty, or shows up dead in some strange matter. This is the bravest person who ever the name of this officer is, but please more current military needs to come forward before Obama leads us into another illegal never ending war like Bush without a plan to win.
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