Why John McCain wants to declare war on ISIS

How War Affects the Formal Federal Budget Process

There is no precedent for Congress making a formal declaration of war without first getting a request from the President. So why are some in Congress and some of the Presidential candidates pushing for Congress to declare war on a non-country?

There are many statutory changes in law that kick in when Congress declares war. According to what I’ve read, the President has to sign the declaration. President Obama believes he already has the powers necessary, despite the fact that ISIS did not exist when Congress gave approval to George Bush to use the military to fight terrorism.

So what is the motive? The moment the declaration of war becomes active, all of the budgetary constraints come off. The military cuts from sequestration end, and the Pentagon can restore its program at the Office of Diversity to recruit disabled college students

http://archive.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=120605

4 Responses to “Why John McCain wants to declare war on ISIS”

  1. briand75 says:

    War hero. While I respect the years he spent in captivity, I cannot condone much of anything John does or says anymore. So steeped in the graft and corruption that is our government – I wonder if he sleeps at night.

    War, if it is to be, is a very different kind of war – no nation state, no uniforms, but plenty of ROE. Wait – this reminds me of a past “police action”.

    • Fred Stiening says:

      As soon as ISIS captures the first transgender soldier, we’ll call off the war and surrender

      • CC1s121LrBGT says:

        In Korea, the DMZ has stadium sized rock concert speakers so the Koreans can shout at each other. Imagine if the ISIS folks spoke English and did that…. would that be an illegal micro aggression?

      • Parrott says:

        > “As soon as ISIS captures the first transgender soldier, we’ll call off the war and surrender” <

        LOL Oh, did Lindsey Graham-ham -ham ham sign up for a tour over there? Not Bloody likely !

        I was kinda hoping the Frenches would keep obo over in France. His ol lady has dropped from sight. She hasn't been traveling with the obo.
        global warming my ____ !
        parrott

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