Friday, March 07, 2008

More King George II

The Constitution sets out certain responsibilities in government, and one of those is that the Senate ratifies treaties. Well it thought it did up until GeorgeII set them straight. He does exactly as he pleases in regard to Iraq because he's got the Authorization to Use Force. This is sort of like the CiC position, he can do as he damn well pleases because we're at war. Let's ask some of those Senators who voted for that piece of unmitigated junk if they're real happy right now. Hillary is, this was a negotiating tool, she says so.

WaPo notes:
The Bush administration yesterday advanced a new argument for why it does not require congressional approval to strike a long-term security agreement with Iraq, stating that Congress had already endorsed such an initiative through its 2002 resolution authorizing the use of force against Saddam Hussein.

The 2002 measure, along with the congressional resolution passed one week after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks authorizing military action "to prevent any future acts of international terrorism against the United States," permits indefinite combat operations in Iraq, according to a statement by the State Department's Bureau of Legislative Affairs.

Congress has the nerve to act surprised. They've let this bunch of incompetent crooks get away with this same behavior for 7 years and at this late date they expect something else? It's really hard to believe that it is going to be 11 months until we're rid of this cretin and his cohorts and patience is the only recourse.

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