(Op-ed) -- You will often see potentially important pieces of legislation languish in the US House. A bill will remain active, meaning that it can be brought to the Floor at any time. But it flies just under the radar. Other times the language floats around Washington for years until a "crisis" necessitates its activation and passage. As we
The title of the bill tells the tale: a bill «To authorize the use of the United States Armed Forces to achieve the goal of preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.» This legislation, introduced by Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL), is as it appears: an authorization for the President to use military force against Iran. But it is much worse than that.