“‘It’s not surprising that you have a kind of revisitation of the AUMF because here you have what looks like the potential for a kind of real escalation,’ said Dennis Ross, the veteran Middle East negotiator, referring to the 2001 bill that authorized military action against any national or individual involved in the 9/11 attacks.

“’In the 2001 AUMF, there’s actually no real relationship to this,’ Ross added. ‘It certainly didn’t name Iran and there comes a point where many in Congress want to have oversight over getting into a shooting war with Iran.’”

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