posted on Jul, 8 2008 @ 02:40 PM
reply to post by Komodo
Actually, I think a bigger question is "Can Congress ignore the American people?" Like I said, I think the Iraq war has conveniently been turned
into a strict partisan lines issue as the American people became less and less pleased with the war. In the beginning, I believe both parties were
fairly gung-ho about going in there and getting Saddam. I don't believe for a second that every member of Congress & the Senate knew exactly
what pieces of evidence and intel were real, which ones were exaggerated, and which ones were completely bogus.
Congress maintained their safety, however, thanks to being able to pin the entire war on the shoulders of one man, the president. I honestly don't
know that Congress ever really wants to give up that percieved lack of personal accountabillity in the future. For that reason, I doubt that anything
will be passed to change the current laws. It's just too important to these career politicians to have the safety net of being able to blame one
sole figure for any war or action that may turn unpopular. One thing I do believe, is that if every member of our government suddenly was responsible
for their actions & votes and how they pertain to warfare, this country would follow Ron Paul's military vision much closer. Our leaders wouldn't
be very quick to butt into international dealings unless US security was directly and tangibly in jeopardy if they knew they would be called to task
by the voters next election.