Congress needs to assert war powers c...

Congress needs to assert war powers control

There are 4 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Nov 11, 2007, titled Congress needs to assert war powers control. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Americans are wondering, with the lassitude of uninvolved spectators, whether the president will initiate a war with Iran.

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Max

Lake Worth, FL

#1 Nov 11, 2007
This paragraph is exactly what Congress needs to hear!

"Unless and until Congress stops prattling about presidential "usurpation" of power and asserts its own, it will remain derelict regarding its duty of mutual participation in warmaking. And it will merit its current marginalization."

There would be no war in Iraq if they had properly exercised
their Constitutional responsibilities. But instead, they compounded the tragedy by voting to give the Executive even more authority to conduct wars by officially labeling a part of the Iranian government "terrorist".
doubtful

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#2 Nov 11, 2007
Until Congress ceases to be politically driven pandrers and begins to be security concerned they should probably butt out other than to give executive authorization when appropriate and not give it and then demoralize after the fact.
Bryce Wagner

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#3 Nov 11, 2007
This president is acting irrationally, and poses an immediate threat to our national security. If Congress will not impeach him, they must at least limit his powers, and prevent him from an unprovoked bombing of Iran, a move sure to destroy any chance of mideast peace, and jeopardize our Asian relations at a time we can least afford it.
BUSHMAN

Delray Beach, FL

#4 Nov 11, 2007
DON'T YOU GUYS UNDERSTAND? THE REASON HILLARY IS SO AFRAID TO COMMIT TO WITHDRAWING THE TROOPS, IS THAT SHE KNOWS (AND ALL DEMOCRATS KNOW) THAT WE CAN NOT "GET OUT NOW"
IF SHE WERE NOT LEADING IN THE POLLS, SHE WOULD LIE LIKE THE OTHERS
BUT SINCE SHE IS LEADING, SHE THINKS THAT SHE MAY WIN AND HAVE TO FOLLOW THRU WITH SOME OF HER STATED PROMISES. AT LEAST SHE IS SMART ENOUGH TO KNOW THIS!!!!!

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