Essay on President George W. Bush

1089 Words Dec 7th, 2015 5 Pages
President George W. Bush lead the U.S. into two major military campaigns and similar to his father George H.W. Bush for the First Gulf War he adhere to the War Power Resolution, But there was a difference due to the U.S. being attacked on September 11, 2001 " a week after the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Congress hurriedly passed the ultimate of all authorizations for the use of force. The Authorization for Use of Military Force Resolution (AUMF) has provided statutory underpinning for uses of American forces in many conflicts in many places for the last eleven years.”(Crook 166) then “Approximately one year after signing the 2001 AUMF into law, President Bush expressed to both the United Nations and the Congress the current and imminent dangers posed by the actions of Saddam Hussein. On October 10, 2002, the House of Representatives passed H.J.Res. 114 by a vote of 296–133. The next day, the Senate passed the House bill by a vote of 77–23. The resolution, named the “Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002,” P.L. 107-243 (Iraq AUMF), provided that the President “is authorized to use the Armed Forces of the United States as he determines to be necessary and appropriate to . . . defend the national security of the United States against the continuing threat posed by Iraq[,]and . . . enforce all relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions regarding Iraq.””(Gonzales 467-468). The two AUMF gave…

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