War Powers Act “never served its intended function and must be replaced”.
SONOFABUSH! Ya mean the illegal, immoral, disaster of a war PROVES THAT? What a shock, NOT! This from the new york times:
Plan Offered to Revamp War Powers Act
WASHINGTON — Two former secretaries of state have declared the War Powers Resolution of 1973 obsolete and proposed a new system of closer consultation between the White House and Congress before American forces go into battle.
Their proposal would require the president to consult lawmakers before initiating combat lasting longer than a week except in rare cases requiring emergency action. Congress, for its part, would have 30 days to approve or disapprove of the military action.
The plan would create a new committee of Congressional leaders and relevant committee chairmen, with a full-time staff with access to military and intelligence material. The president would be required to consult with the group in advance of any extended strike.
Secretaries of State Warren Christopher and James A. Baker III oversaw a year-long study of the longstanding tension over war powers between the executive and legislative branches. In a report to be released on Tuesday, they concluded that the 1973 law, which was passed in the waning days of the Vietnam War and which aimed to limit the president’s ability to commit American forces to war unilaterally, never served its intended function and must be replaced.
DAGNABIT! What is not said in this article is that the two parties of the apocalypse would have worked around ANY LIMITATION and gone to war anyway. A “better” war powers act won’t stop em!
WTF!? It’s should be quite clear to YOU that the dirty dems and filthy repubs WANTED TO START THIS DISASTER OF A WAR! Neither party has any real plan to end it, and whether we wind up with a dem controlled government OR a repub controlled government,
WAR HAS ALWAYS BEEN THEIR WAY OF DOING THINGS!
Each corpoRATeer dog that has infested the oval office has used military attack whenever they wished. From ronnie raygun to papa bush to slick willy to g’dubya, every one of these idiots has sent the US military to kill people and blow things up!
WAR IS A FAILURE OF FOREIGN POLICY, NOT AN INSTRUMENT THEREOF!
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