Before going out of town for his latest vacation, President Barack Obama ordered air strikes in Iraq and told reporters that the U.S. military mission could go on "for months." In a nice bipartisan touch, the president has been carrying out the air attacks from the aircraft carrier George H.W. Bush.
That sounds an awful lot like a new war.
Article One of the U.S. Constitution, supposedly the supreme law of the land, says that Congress shall have the power "To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water .... "
So if we're going to have another war, and we can't be bothered to have a formal declaration of war, can we at least have a vote in Congress? Let's ask Sherrod Brown, Rob Portman, Marcy Kaptur, Jim Jordan and all of the other members of the Ohio delegation in Congress to declare publicly, in a yes or no vote, if they think yet another Iraq war is a good idea.