end the occupation of Iraq;
accelerate the training and equipping of Iraqi military and security forces;
pursue security and stability in Iraq through diplomacy;
take all appropriate measures to account for missing U.S. soldiers or citizens in Iraq;
fully fund the commitment to our returning veterans;
turn security activities and military operations in Iraq over to the elected Iraqi government within 6 months of the date of enactment
“Bring the Troops Home and Iraq Sovereignty Restoration Act”
[QUOTE=bitonti][b]Executive Police Action was not intended by the forefathers to be a substitute for congressional Declaration of War. [/b]
In cases like the US Civil War that's one thing. but by and large it is a power that has been abused over the years. Historically we rarely come out on top of an EPA war.
The Presidential office cannot push foreign policy through unilateral, pre-emptive warfare.
That's not how democracies operate.[/QUOTE]
Operate? No, thats how democracies [b]survive[/b].
Uh, we all voted for the President, whoever it is
and whatever party hes from,
and the President has power.
Power to make war.
He's not a figurehead.
Tough noogies if you dont like that power-
every President has it.
Carter sent a flop mission to Iran to
rescue our embassy staff held prisoner when you
were in didies (no not last week's didies)
Are you saying Jimmah needed Congress to declare war
on Iran to act, or for the mission to succeed?
(You whine about rock bottom-this is rock
Thats why being President, and who it is,
and their character is important.
Not cheeleading for a new face like
a pre-teenager reading TIGER BEAT.
Conjure up the ghost of Jefferson (you know the
guy who had a Q'u'r'a'n' and had/boinked slaves)
and ask him about the
Barbary Pirates and what his responsibilities
to this nation were.
In general, the only US wars that dont achieve ANY
of their objectives are the Dem/Lib ones.
Those are the ones where either millions die
when we leave & murderous despots stay in power,
or we do something after only, say, a paltry 1/4-1/2 million die.
All the others have worked out pretty well,
achieving some favorable result for us
Thats history for ya-you should read a history
book instead of watching ice melt in the sunshine
Any wars that liberate people and have
tyrants swinging from a gallows arent failures
by any stretch
cant help it if you believe "no noose is good news"
None of your freedoms or rights have been
or will ever be abused-who do you think you are,
a person of interest / importance?