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CommonDreams – Attack On Iraq Would Violate US Law, Experts Warn – 19 June 2014

common-dreamsAttack on Iraq Would Violate US Law, Experts Warn

‘An attack on Iraq would violate the Constitution and the War Powers Resolution,” warns Paul Findley, author of War Powers Resolution

Sarah Lazare, staff writer

President Barack Obama convenes an Oval Office meeting with his national security team to discuss the situation in Iraq, June 13, 2014. (Photo: White House / Creative Commons)Prominent legal scholars and the key author of the War Powers Resolution—which checks the president’s power to launch military attacks—warned Thursday that an attack on Iraq would violate U.S. law. Continue reading