Did Pelosi forget the authorization of force Congress passed?

Pratt on TexasAmong the things that have long mystified me is how Democrat voters do not recognize, at least once in a while, how their political leaders treat them with the extreme disrespect of assuming all of them are completely uninformed or stupid.

Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the U.S. House and the highest ranking Democrat, came out claiming that President Trump had no legal right to launch the effective drone attack on the leader of the group that attacked our embassy in Iraq and the head Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, Qasem Soleimani.

Jim Geraghty, top political correspondent of National Review, pointed out:

Regarding Pelosi’s claim that the strike was not authorized, she’s just flat out wrong. The Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps was designated a terrorist group in April. This was not a strike in Iran, it was a strike in Iraq. There is no doubt about Soleimani’s connection to attacks on Americans, both recently and going back years. Literally, the Iran-backed militiamen who attacked the U.S. Embassy Baghdad wrote “Soleimani is our leader” on the wall.

Under the authorization of military force passed by Congress in 2001, “the President is authorized to use all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored such organizations or persons, in order to prevent any future acts of international terrorism against the United States by such nations, organizations or persons.”

Apparently Pelosi has forgotten that Congress, including her House of Representatives, passed that some while back.

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