I understand your points. I also understand the issues with the provisions of this bill. However, the President did not add these provisions. Furthermore, the bill is 500 pages long and this is merely one part. I just think people are overreacting and placing blame on the wrong person. Lets not forget there are 3 branches of government.What should the President have done, not sign the bill? Imagine the headlines if he didn't sign. "President Obama does not care about the troops.." "Politics before security.." blah blah blah. I understand that there are people who simply will never like the President. However, on this particular issue he is not at fault. The people of the United States elected the individuals in Congress who signed off on these provisions since 2001. I believe certain members of congress put the useless "reaffirmation" in there as a political ploy. Sadly, some people have taken the bait.