When did congress vote to wage an endless war in Syria?


ANON- so congress never voted for war in Syria? Perhaps they should before they trash the president for not waging such a war?

2 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Congress approved its last formal declaration of war during World War II.

    Since then it has been presidents that have decided.

    Trump's abandonment of Kurdish allies fighting ISIS has shocked members of the U.S. military and left it scrambling to protect American forces in Syria – and to look on as those they worked with side by side only a few days ago are now under attack as Turkey's military continues to step up assaults on the region.

    The Kurds formed the backbone of the counter-ISIS ground force, backed by the U.S.-led air war, that has retaken virtually all the land seized by Islamic State fighters since 2014. The Kurds have lost 11,000 troops in the fighting and have seen another 20,000 wounded. Their bloodshed and support has led to a kinship understood by many U.S. troops who view the U.S. withdrawal of support as a betrayal of a dedicated ally.

    Trump is allowing this genocide of the people who shed blood to defeat ISIS.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    _____________ April 30, 2013 _______________

    Rep. Steve King: If a president could start a war on a whim, it's time for an American president to start one on a whim.

    Rep. Mike Coffman: In 2014, the U.S. is going to go to war in Syria. The president has said that he supports a limited fight in Syria. In his State of the Union speech, the president said it will take at least six months to put together a campaign force. We don't know what that will be.

    The president says, let's not spend money on the generals and give them more money; that means he's going to give them the authority to commit people. Is that what your congressman said?

    Mr. Coffman is a Republican from Colorado. He did not immediately return a call seeking his response to the Washington Times' questions about the "limited" attack in Syria.

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