Both the libertarian-leaning Republican and the democratic socialist want Trump to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria.
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Trump is routinely accused, with good reason, of distorting the facts and failing to face reality. It's time for his critics to take a good long look in the mirror.
But Amash's reaction wasn't all positive.
The president's speech was a mixed bag on foreign policy.
Trump decided to pull U.S. troops out of Syria. But no one knows when or how it's happening and Congress is nowhere to be found.
It should lift the travel ban and bring them with it
National Security Adviser John Bolton says the U.S.'s withdrawal is conditioned on protection of the Kurds, total elimination of ISIS.
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The withdrawals from Syria and Afghanistan reflect a welcome willingness to question endless military commitments.
While the Syria intervention lacked proper congressional authorization, constitutional considerations had nothing to do with Trump's withdrawal decision. Indeed, his administration has doubled down on Obama-era arguments asserting broad presidential authority to initiate military interventions.
Such fear is a sign of an exhausted establishment that can't justify decades of expensive failure.
We will make it through the weekend, folks, but our problems will outlast the current president, alas.
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"Does the USA want to be the Policeman of the Middle East?" the president asks-and gets a resounding yes from Republicans and Democrats.
Donald Trump explains his decision to withdraw from Syria directly to the American people.
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Rep. Justin Amash: "U.S. forces should not be engaged in Syria...without legitimate military justification AND proper congressional authorization."
We shouldn't have been there (or Iraq) in the first place.
Technically he's been yelling it at all of us for years now.
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Bilal Abdul Kareem has been nearly droned in Syria five times already. A federal judge agrees his lawsuit over the matter can proceed.
The cautious prudence the U.S. desperately needed after a decade and a half of shoot-from-the-hip interventionism has been relegated to a talking point.
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A lot of people are dying in unauthorized wars.
"I have to accept my share of the blame for it," the ailing senator writes in a new book, even while defending several other interventions and surges.
Obama's shamefully weak stab at transparency has been abandoned.
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This new proposed bipartisan authorization seems more like a blank check for war.
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Congress has completely abdicated its constitutional responsibility to authorize war.
He should stop gutting America's refugee program.
From Syria to spending, the legislative branch has lost all interest in performing its basic constitutional functions.
Trump's Syria-related tweet once again betrays a terrifying lack of historical awareness.
The president's controversial, unconstitutional, dumb Syria strikes are insane-and just might mean we can start talking seriously about politics again.
Basically, it's just like every other military engagement since 9/11.
A small-scale strike might be constitutional even without congressional support. But it is also likely to be useless, much like last year's missile strike turned out to be. Large-scale military action of the sort that could make a real difference, requires advance congressional authorization.
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Escalating U.S. intervention in Syria comes with few benefits and lots of risks.
For now the U.S. stays stuck in Syria.
The war will continue until further notice.
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The president is doing everything he can do to alienate libertarians who believe in shrinking the size, scope, and spending of government.