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Surge in Troops Likely

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posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 02:50 PM
Surge in troops likely and likely not consttutional.

We currently have about 140,000 troops in Iraq. Sending in an additional 20,000-plus would 'substantially enlarge' those forces. Therefore, the Bush administration would require further authorization from Congress for this euphemistic 'surge,' which is really a substantial escalation. Failure to obtain additional authorization from Congress for this substantial enlargement of U.S. Armed Forces in Iraq would constitute an impeachable offense under the terms of the United States Constitution for violating the Constitution's War Powers Clause

Professor of international law at the University of Illinois, Francis Boyle is Author of Destroying World Order: American Imperialism in the Middle East Before and After September 11

Good luck even though it's most likely an impeachable offence I can't see much being done. He's has gotten away with every illegal action to date.
Could this be where the line is drawn?

[edit on 8-1-2007 by polanksi]


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