Here is one of the reasons the exercise of US war powers is a supremely important topic these days:
With the world media focused on the discussions in Washington between US President Donald Trump and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron concerning the Iranian nuclear agreement, the Israeli government has adopted an increasingly provocative posture toward Iran while carrying out a buildup on its northern border in preparation for a military confrontation.
Macron bowed to Trump’s demand for an aggressive policy toward Iran aimed at further curtailing not only the country’s nuclear program, but also its conventional weapons, and rolling back its influence throughout the Middle East. Nevertheless, the reaction in Tel Aviv to the Franco-American summit was largely negative.
The Israeli perception is that Macron might succeed in brokering a deal that would deter the American president from the outright repudiation of the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action), the nuclear deal reached between Iran and six major powers - the US, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany - in 2015. Trump faces a May 12 deadline for deciding whether to scrap the agreement and reimpose unilateral US sanctions against Iran. This would place Washington on a direct trajectory toward war with Iran, the preferred outcome of the Israeli government.
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It's not a stretch to postulate that Israel has captured US war powers from the US Congress and wants to exercise them via a weak president (Trump). This would partially explain why the Israeli-friendly MSM continues to hammer at Trump on a continual basis.
Here is my view - if we go to war with anyone, it ought to be Israel. There is no greater threat to world peace and US national security than Israel. But the likelihood of that happening is near zero. Believe it or not, the US was created by The Founders as an engine to bring about the Biblical End Times, and Trump and Company seem to be focused in that direction like a laser beam.