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  •  I'll have to look at the transcript (0+ / 0-)

    But I dont know that Kerry was demanding broad authorization, in terms of allowing troops on the ground. I think he actually said the opposite, that he is willing to put a ban on troops in the AUMF.

    I think he was addressing a hypothetical of a terror group getting control of CW, something that I'm sure is a concern for admin officials even without military intervention.

    I wouldnt use the term 11D chess, but I think the admin did write the AUMF broad knowing it would be tough to get votes in Congress. This way they can give Congress a win by revising the bill to something more narrow that the admin still supports.

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