Originally posted by grover
….and it wasn't until congress revoked that authorization under Nixxon were serious negotions begun to end the fighting, or at leaast Americas
involvement in it.
To my knowledge, please correct me if I am wrong…the US congress repealed nothing
as a “blanket authorization” under Nixon, in fact the US Congress only cut
appropriations to the South Vietnamese Army after
Nixon resigned in August 1974.
So this complete ‘revocation of authorization’ is what I am looking for…
Originally posted by FlyersFan
This is toooooooooooo late.
Now, it's just an opportunistic political staging event for the cameras.
Agreed. This is nothing more than political positioning by Hillary. Any attempts by the
Democrat contolled houses to push for a repeal of authorization will be met with veto and
will not be veto proof if sent to the WH. There are much better things Hillary could
concern herself with…this action is a complete waste of legislative time…not to mention
a whole host of other negative waves splashed….
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
But Congress didn't declare war. They authorized the president to "use force". You can't
lean on the Constitution when it's convenient and disregard it when it isn't.
Authority was handed to both the office of the president and President Bush, all
according to the US Constitution. It is just as convienient to thump the constitution
without looking at the actions of the legeslative bodies over the past 30 years.
There will be no actual pull-out from Iraq until after the presidential election…but Iraq will be used simply as an attempt to gain the office.
History will repeat itself…For those that enjoy the Vietnam parallel, Nixon’s
“Peace With Honor” speech after the signing of the ceasefire provides some historical
“During the same 60-day period, all American forces will be withdrawn from South
Vietnam. The people of South Vietnam have been guaranteed the right to determine their
own future, without outside interference”
—Nixon, “Peace With Honor”, January 27, 1973, Paris.
April 30, 1975, the last Marines guarding the embassy leave at dawn, estimates are in the
millions for civilian deaths in the wake.