Washington, D.C. | www.mpac.org | June 17, 2021 | The Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) commends the United States House of Representatives for repealing the 2002 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF).

The 2002 AUMF garnered enough support in Congress and infamously became law because of falsified intelligence. That law gave President George W. Bush the unchecked power to launch the invasion of Iraq, which became the biggest military failure since the Vietnam War.

Since its passage, the AUMF has provided the authority to four administrations, both Democratic and Republican, to use the United States military at their…


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