Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Excuse me, but what the F*** is this?

Former Secretaries of State James Baker and Warren Christopher have unveiled a plan to give the Congress a larger role in warfare by having things arranged so that the Congress has to agree with the President before he or she can send in the troops.

Did these two superannuated assholes completely forget the United States Constitution?

It says so, you know, in black and white, that it is up to the Congress to declare war. The President can ask for a declaration, but it's up to the Legislative Branch to approve it.

And don't give me that shit about the War Powers Act of 1972 (and amendments) and the AUMF of 2002. They did not amend the US Constitution by taking away the power of the Congress to declare war. However, I will concede that in the case of the AUMF the Congress gave away their power rather than risk the chance that an unpopular war might jeopardize their cushy jobs.

This idea's as screwed up as the "War Czar" idea Bush floated last year. We already HAVE a Commander-in-Chief - according to the Constitution it's the President. Of course, Bush would rather go off in a corner and play with himself, but he should have thought of that before some rich perverted right-wing jackoffs decided to make him President.

And Baker and Christopher? They need to increase the dosages on their Aricept, before the brain bubbles reduce them both to drooling incompetents.


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