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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Tell Senator Reid to Grow A Pair

Senator Kennedy has introduced a bill that will require congressional approval before Bush can escalate the war in Iraq. Giving Congress the sole authority to declare war — what a concept.

But instead of putting this bill to a vote, Harry Reid wants to hold a vote on a meaningless resolution opposing more troops in Iraq. OOOOOHHHHH — a resolution! That’ll get the warmongers quaking in their boots.

It’s time for our lawmakers to come out from behind their slogans and platitudes and take a stand. They need to stick their necks out and say Yes or No to that crazed Genghis Khan wannabe in the White House.

Please Click Here to urge Senator Harry Reid to hold a vote on the bill requiring congressional approval for any more troops in Iraq.

Enough is enough.


Blogger Praguetwin said...

They need to stick their necks out and say Yes or No to that crazed Genghis Khan wannabe in the White House.

Too bad they didn't do that in 2002 when they had the chance.

Let's just make sure he has to get a vote before we invade Iran.

January 18, 2007 at 6:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You'd think that with the mandate we gave them in November (it's the war, stupid), we wouldn't have to keep kicking them in the butt. Then again, they're politicians, aren't they ...

January 18, 2007 at 7:56 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Prague Twin: Yeah, it sucks that the Dems were such wimps in 2002. Bush was out there on the campaign trail, drumming up hysteria about Iraq, and the Dems tried to be Bush Lite. Didn't work. And yes, we need to require congressional approval before we invade Iran, Syria, North Korea...

Candace: Yup, they're just politicians. Their careers come first, and the good of the country takes a distant second.

January 18, 2007 at 10:43 AM  
Blogger Leo said...

I couldn't agree more! Well put.

January 18, 2007 at 12:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tis Done. We have to stop this thing before they follow theirs plans for preemptive attacks against Iran and Syria.

January 18, 2007 at 2:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Though I know we have various limited military Actions. I thought only Congress could declare war

I however propose a new concept: that congress can UNDECLARE war!


January 18, 2007 at 3:53 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Leo: Thanks.

Kitchen Window Woman: You're right, at some point Congress has to take a stand and put a stop to these pre-emptive wars.

Erik: Yeah, that would work for me. Since they didn't do their jobs in 2003 when this war started, they could make up for it now by forcing Bush to wind it down.

January 18, 2007 at 5:19 PM  
Blogger James Wolfenstein said...

I have to check the text of the constitution, but I'm pretty sure that the congress already has the sole authority to declare war.
And this is one of the unknown facts (for the general population) of this so call "war". There's no declaration of war.
USA hasn't declared a war since WWII.

January 19, 2007 at 8:14 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

James: You're absolutely right. I don't know the exact section of the Constitution, but Congress does have the sole authority to declare war. So yes, from the Korean War to the current Iraqmire, these wars are all undeclared and illegal. The fact that we've been doing this over and over doesn't make it legal or right. At some point Congress needs to stand up and start doing its job. (Right)

January 19, 2007 at 10:18 AM  
Blogger Snave said...

I made sure to visit the link and to sign on before I even started to write this comment. Thanks much for the link!!

I have a few links at my site that may allow us to provide some impetus toward impeaching Alberto Gonzales, Dick Cheney and George W. Bush, and also to express concern to CBS that they are not airing their story about active-duty military personnel who are criticizing the Iraq war.

James, thanks for pointing that out! I was not aware of that. As much as I like to defend the Constitution, I think I need to make myself a scholar on it, or at least get into reading it in greater detail. As much disdain as Dumbya has for the Constitution, this current "war on terror" sure has played into his hands. The guy wants total control, he wants to get some good war profiteering going, he wants to see the U.S. never in a position where it can never be challenged again militarily... Wow, a war you can get embroiled in without declaring war! How perfectly convenient! And that "goddam piece of paper" doesn't play into it, as far as he is concerned. Scheise.

January 21, 2007 at 11:34 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Snave: I also have a link (from an e-mail yesterday) for an online petition to impeach Gonzales. He's definitely gotta go. And yes, Congress has the sole authority to declare war. They've been shirking their responsibilities since the 1950s. Hopefully We The People can get them to start doing their jobs again.

January 21, 2007 at 1:45 PM  

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