“Let Us Not Become the Evil That We Deplore”

A bit of history: “The Authorization for Use of Military Force,” sailed through Congress just three days after September 11, 2001.  It was passed 98-0 in the Senate, and 420-1 in the House, and remains in force today, justifying  killing with impunity all over the world in the name of fighting terrorism. Casting that lone “no” vote was Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA). Below, from the documentary War Made Easy, Rep. Lee appeals for reason during the emotional aftermath of the 9/11 attack:

On January 4 this year, Rep. Lee introduced a bill to repeal “The Authorization for Use of Military Force.”

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One Response to “Let Us Not Become the Evil That We Deplore”

  1. Good reporting Arlen. I regard Rep Lee as the Lone Ranger in Congress for peace.

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