Curbing Presidential Warmongers
Two Democratic presidential candidates failed an important test today. They were both asked: If you become president, would you be in favor of Congress limiting your war powers.
Hillary Clinton replied “I never would have waged a pre-emptive war in Iraq. And I would hope I never would have waged such a war anywhere in the world so incompetently.” Senator Chris Dodd answered “If I were commander in chief, we’d be getting our troops out of Iraq. I don’t think I’d have the problem of worrying about whether or not there’d be caps on them.”
Helllooo!!! Answer the question, Numbnuts! Sorry, F minus. You can drop out now. Next.
Neither of these useless wastes of space even heard the question, let alone answered it. Talk about un-fuckin’-clear on the concept! The problem with Bush’s presidency isn’t that he's a delusional megalomaniac who thinks we’re playing Risk and he's having a tantrum because he can't conquer Iraq. (That’s just part of it.)
The problem is that one person — GW Bush in this case — is allowed to hijack our entire government while Congress, the courts and dozens of federal agencies just sit there with their thumbs massaging their favorite orifice. The question asked of Dodd and Clinton has an obvious answer, and these two hacks missed it.
The solution to a rightwing douchebag who thinks he's the King of Kings is NOT to elect a leftwing douchebag who think he/she is the Divine Ruler.
OK, Remedial Civics 101: The reason George W. Bush’s harem (formerly known as Congress) got defeated last November has nothing to do with Left, Right, Libertarian, Green, Peace & Freedom, Nazi or any other political viewpoint. Millions of voters — of every political stripe — were alarmed by a Fuhrer wannabe (his actual job title is “President” but he never figured that out) who governed by Swiftboating and conjuring up "signing statements." We The People told him we've had enough. This is America. Out Damned Spot!
To any presidential candidate of any party: If you didn’t pick up that simple important lesson last November, please quit now and save yourself the future embarrassment.