On March 25th, the New York Times editorial board wrote that Congress must declare war on ISIS. The Times claims that Congress has refused to do its duty in the fight against ISIS. They went on to say that with the impending invasion of Raqqa, the US involvement in Syria would be questionable on constitutional grounds.
It seems as though the Times has rediscovered the War Powers Resolution after failing to make the same claim about President Obama’s illegal action in Libya.
Notwithstanding, it would be unwise for Congress to declare war on ISIS because the potential cost outweigh the potential benefits. Continue reading “Why Congress Should Not Declare War on ISIS”