What is the AUMF and why we need to oppose it ?
The Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), Pub. L. 107-40, codified at 115 Stat. 224 and passed as S.J.Res. 23 by the United States Congress on September 14, 2001, authorizes the use of United States Armed Forces against those responsible for the attacks on September 11, 2001 and any “associated forces”. The authorization granted the President the authority to use all “necessary and appropriate force” against those whom he determined “planned, authorized, committed or aided” the September 11th attacks, or who harbored said persons or groups.
This measure allows us to continue to engage in warfare wherever and whenever without further examination or justification. This measure needs to be revoked.
Please read this longer critique about the dangers from war powers abuse by Major Danny Sjursen, a frequent contributor to Tomdispatch.com.