The Senate’s Committee on Foreign Relations held a hearing today on renewing the Authorization for the Use of Force (AUMF) in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Senators repeatedly asked representatives from the Department of Defense which groups we are at war with. And the DOD refused to answer.
As the ACLU’s deputy legal director and director of the ACLU’s Center for Democracy (Jameel Jaffer) tweets:
Senate: Which groups are we at war with? Admin: That’s classified.http://t.co/olW6B6Wy35
— Jameel Jaffer (@JameelJaffer) May 21, 2014
In response, people tweeted how Orwellian this is:
— Steven Bellovin (@SteveBellovin) May 21, 2014
— Jay Schiavone (@jaytingle) May 21, 2014
“@JameelJaffer: Senate: Which groups are we at war with? Admin: That’s classified…” Prob b/c we supportAl Qaeda even as we ‘fight’ them.
— Anthony Bisotti (@drbisotti) May 21, 2014
@JameelJaffer don’t ask who, or why. It’s your job to Clap Louder!
— Patrick Brennan (@pmbrennan) May 21, 2014
— Brian James (@bjames50) May 21, 2014