White House: ISIS AUMF ‘Intentionally’ Broad

Posted February 11, 2015 at 3:17pm

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters Wednesday that “fuzzy” language in the administration’s draft Authorization for Use of Military Force was “intentionally” crafted to give President Barack Obama flexibility to combat the Islamic State.

“We believe it’s important that they’re aren’t overly burdensome constraints that are placed on the commander in chief, who needs the flexibility to be able to respond to contingencies that emerge in a chaotic military conflict like this,” Earnest said.