Bush Aides Say Iraq War Needs No Hill Vote

Bush Aides Say Iraq War Needs No Hill Vote (washingtonpost.com)

This is important. The president has not needed any approval to start a war since the ill-concieved War Powers act of 73. Unfortunately, it has looked for a while that the only way for people to realize what a threat this power is would be for the president to unilateraly decide to start a war that Congress didn’t want.

Here it is.

It is also worth pointing out that we haven’t actually declared a war since WW2. All these “wars” that we have been in were simply military engagements under war “powers” given to the president. When you won’t call it war, you shouldn’t be surprised when the definition of “declaration of war” starts changing.

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