Kaine Again Advocates for Congress to Declare War on Islamic State (WVTF public radio)

wvtfAnd yet that’s not happened, even though the United States has lost 28 lives and spent more than 10 billion dollars on Operation Inherent Resolve battling the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. Stephen Farnsworth at the University of Mary Washington says lawmakers fear accountability.

“They don’t want to have voted for something that turns out not to have been very successful, and that’s why the members of Congress — Democrats and Republicans alike — have been so willing to allow presidents a much greater latitude than the founders intended.”

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