February 17, 2015

Alan Grayson: No ‘Blank Check’ in Use of Military Force Request to Target ISIS

By Dafna Rand

Congressman Alan Grayson (FL-9) questioned a panel of military experts Thursday on the Administration’s recent request to Authorize the Use of Military Force, or AUMF, and both he and they voiced their same doubts about the unknown limits and scope that Congress is being asked to grant in this attempt to target ISIS.

“You just described a blank check, which I’m not willing to give the President, or anybody else,” Grayson said to close his questioning.

Thursday’s Congressional testimony to the House Foreign Affairs Committee comes one day after the Administration asked for Congressional authorization for the use of military force to degrade and defeat ISIL, or the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, often referred to as ISIS.

When asked what the word “enduring” meant where the AUMF described “enduring offensive ground operations,” none of the experts could answer clearly.

Read the full article at Rejoice Magazine.

  • Dafna Rand