Dennis Ross quoted in Politico article, “Trump prepares to bypass Congress to take on Iran”

Dennis Ross quoted in Politico article, “Trump prepares to bypass Congress to take on Iran”

“‘It’s not surprising that you have a kind of revisitation of the AUMF because here you have what looks like the potential for a kind of real escalation,’ said Dennis Ross, the veteran Middle East negotiator, referring to the 2001 bill that authorized military action against any national or individual involved in the 9/11 attacks.

“’In the 2001 AUMF, there’s actually no real relationship to this,’ Ross added. ‘It certainly didn’t name Iran and there comes a point where many in Congress want to have oversight over getting into a shooting war with Iran.’”

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