This debate has been necessary since, at least, World War II. This discussion has been urgently necessary since Vietnam. It seems, however, that Democrats only wish to discuss the War Powers Act when there is a Republican in office.
FDR, Truman, JFK, LBJ and Obama, amongst others, dragged America into foreign adventures left and right. Korea, Vietnam, the Middle East are all conflicts into which Democrats have dragged America.
Republicans always seem to get the distasteful job of dragging us out.
Only George W. Bush has led America into new and stupid wars with the Iraqi invasion of 2003. In that war, Democrats willingly went along for the ride with the full knowledge that the “justifications” were wrong and deceptive.
Democrats have been deceiving America into war since World War 1 when Wilson lied America into the first global European catastrophe. Yet, they only seem to wish to protest these wars after they’ve led us into them and handed them off to a Republican.
Truman’s incompetence and lackadaisical, communist baiting drug America into the Korean War.
JFK placed America into Vietnam. Johnson lied us into a full blown war.
FDR involved us in the Middle East.
Obama destroyed Syria and Libya. Those two wars will be disastrous for the Middle East, Africa and Europe for decades to come.
Now, only AFTER Obama has committed his human rights and war crimes does Sheila Jackson Lee find herself desirous of a War Powers Act debate.
The Authorization for the Use of Military Force was an unconstitutional piece of legislation from the moment that it was approved and signed. Congress cannot abdicate its authority to take the nation to War. It should never have contemplated such a foolish move.
The US War Machine from 1910 to 2010:
A little perspective: