While U.S. bombs are already falling in Iraq and Syria, Congress has yet to debate and vote on our latest war in the Middle East. While the political world is focused on the upcoming midterm elections, Congress will return in November and have a chance to rein in the war in Iraq and Syria.
The Congressional Progressive Caucus is leading the way in this fight and has introduced a resolution, H. Con. Res. 114, urging Congress to debate, vote, and put constraints on the war.
While there’s no guarantee Congress will listen to our calls to stop the war, the more Representatives who support the CPC’s resolution, the more likely we are to prevent Iraq and Syria becoming another bloody, endless war.
Our latest war in Iraq and Syria is clearly failing. Despite hundreds of U.S. airstrikes, ISIS is surging. The terrorist group has orchestrated a wave of suicide bombings in Baghdad, is on the verge of taking Anbar Province, and is even threatening some of Baghdad’s suburbs and its airport, while the Iraqi military continues to flounder. The situation is so dire that Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno said he is only “somewhat” confident the Iraqi government can hold Baghdad.
Calls from right-wing war hawks to send American ground troops into battle are growing louder than ever. And the more that the airstrike strategy fails, the more political leverage hawks will have to drag us into a ground war.
Posted by Angela Miller.