posted on Sep, 12 2005 @ 03:16 PM
If you scoll down about 1/2 way, you'll find this:
Legality of the invasion
Under the United States Constitution, presidents do not have authority to declare war. This power is granted exclusively to Congress, and there is no
provision in the Constitution for its delegation, although under the War Powers Act of 1973, the president can send troops to a country without
congress's consent for 60-90 days. As the Constitution is the supreme law of the land, it cannot be superseded except by amendment to itself. On
October 3, 2002, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) submitted to the House International Relations committee a proposed declaration which read, "A state of war is
declared to exist between the United States and the government of Iraq." It was rejected. Citing several factors, including unresolved issues from
the 1991 Gulf War, the Bush administration claimed intrinsic authority to engage Iraq militarily, and Congress delegated its war powers to the
President; from this point of view, the invasion of Iraq, while a war, may therefore be considered a police action commenced by the executive, like
the Korean war.
I am not sure, but didn't Congress decide to spend even more of MY MONEY (taxpayers' $$) to occupy Iraq in 2004?
If so, I want a refund. If no one else does, I'll be happy to take it all.
I think the fact that Congress gave the President the power to declare war is unconstitutional. I doubt any politician would agree with me of course.