Congress needs to assert war powers control
Join the discussion below, or Read more at South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
#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".
#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.
#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.
#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!!!!!
Add your comments below
|Cherokee, Lumbee argue over recognition bill (Apr '07)||Aug 7||NKent805||988|
|Congress OKs year-end budget deal, sends to Obama (Dec '15)||Dec '15||Ritual Habitual||1|
|A journalistic failure: How the Kevin McCarthy ... (Oct '15)||Oct '15||Responsibility||5|
|House lawmaker files motion to oust Boehner (Jul '15)||Jul '15||xxxrayted||4|
|No Fast Track: 44 Republicans are voting NO or ... (Jun '15)||Jun '15||wild child||1|
|Korea veteran receives Purple Heart 64 years later (May '15)||May '15||wRDEPT||1|
|Republicans prepare to pass Homeland Security f... (Feb '15)||Feb '15||John McCharlie||3|
Find what you want!
Search Walter Jones Forum Now
Copyright © 2016 Topix LLC