On Tuesday, a nationwide group of 62 organizations, including Global Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and United Church of Christ came together to send an unequivocal message to Congress: Now is the time to repeal the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force against Iraq (2002 AUMF).
In the Sept. 10, 2019 letter sent to the chairmen and ranking members of the Armed Services Committees in both chambers, the co-signers urged Congress to retain in the final version of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (NDAA) the House-passed provision to repeal the nearly 17-year old law that authorized war against the Saddam Hussein regime. The House adopted the provision by a bipartisan vote of 242-180.
As the letter explains, “Repealing the 2002 Iraq AUMF would reassert Congress’ constitutional duty to determine whether and when the United States chooses war. It would remove an outdated force authorization that is not required for any ongoing operations, while protecting against its abuse by this or any future president to justify unforeseen and unauthorized new wars.”
You can view the letter here.