Is there a war that the AUMF doesn't justify?
Wait, don't answer that. Anyhow, Our Nobel Peace Prize-winning Preznit is using the AUMF to justify drone strikes in Pakistan:
Then there’s the question of whether the strikes are legal. Obama administration claims that the September 2001 congressional Authorization to Use Military Force in retaliation for 9/11 provides all the legal protection necessary for the strikes.
Everything's legal now. And I suppose the AUMF is more colorable than "It's Thursday," or "The shock absorbers on my limo need changing," or "they served my brown M&Ms on Air Force One just before I forced Dennis Kucinich's head into the toilet bowl." Or "Just because!" So let's look on the bright side!
NOTE Via TC.