November 18, 2006

Ensuring War, and on Worse Terms, Too

Justin Katz

In the pages of the Providence Journal, Richmond, RI, resident Rod Driver encourages Rep. Jim Langevin to seal our fate and ensure war — perhaps with a nuclear component — with Iran (at least):

On that date the House voted on an amendment offered by Rep. Peter DeFazio (D.-Ore.) to prohibit the administration from initiating military operations against Iran, Syria, North Korea or other nations without authorization from Congress. This, of course, is exactly what the U.S. Constitution requires.

But Rhode Island's representatives, Langevin and Patrick Kennedy, voted with Tom DeLay (R.-Texas) and almost all other Republicans to defeat the amendment. See 2005 Roll Call No. 285.

Unless this vote is reversed, President Bush is likely to regard it as authorization to attack Iran.

It's stunning that some people — who don't give any indication of being drooling morons — can be so un-forward-thinking in their advocacy. To ask a question that Driver doesn't seem to have considered is to answer it: What is likely to be Iran's reaction were the United States to tie its own hands when it comes to war?

I fear we're heading into an unimaginably dangerous era.

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C'mon, Rod. Bush has never sought authorization to do anything. Why would he start now?

Posted by: Rhody at November 18, 2006 10:56 AM

Try not to believe every bumper sticker you read Rhody.

Posted by: smmtheory at November 18, 2006 8:24 PM

When will Comedian/Ventriloquist Dick Cheney,comand george bush to NUKE Iran?

before Nov 2008 i hope

Posted by: steve at November 19, 2006 2:16 PM

Calling people names like "droling morons" if they dont agree with your ultra-right wing agenda. Just one reason
why the GOP did so well on Nov 7,2006

Posted by: jay at November 19, 2006 2:30 PM

Actually, Jay, I can't help but think that one reason the GOP did so poorly is exemplified by your inability to read what I actually said: "who don't give any indication of being drooling morons."

Posted by: Justin Katz at November 19, 2006 2:40 PM
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