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Eyes on Afghanistan

southsidepride.com
 2021-09-13

Cover picture for the articleRep. Barbara Lee is having a well-deserved moment as the sole congressperson to have voted in 2001 against the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), which granted war powers generally held by Congress to the president of the United States. Twenty years of war has long since vindicated her position, but the rapid takeover by the Taliban in the wake of the U.S. withdrawal has amplified Lee’s prescience and courage to stand up against the overwhelming push for vengeance in the wake of 9/11.

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