Monday, June 13, 2005

war powers, War Powers, WAR POWERS

Congress, please repeat. Over,and over, and over again. "The power to wage war is mine; the power to wage war is mine, the power..." Keep your war powers. The Bush administration was complacent about deciding to invade Iraq months (years?) in advance because they knew Congress could be pressured into giving the President the power to pull the trigger.

Here's a constitutional option for you. Let Congress keep, and guard jealously, their power to declare war, and not pass it off to the executive as soon as the heat comes on in the kitchen. Heck, then there might even be a 'war on terror', the congressional declaration of which is real foggy to me.

War powers for Congress. Say it, and mean it.


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