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Originally posted by Blaine91555
Playing the devils advocate here -
The President has the power to go to war for whatever reason He/She sees fit. It is then up to Congress to stop it by acting. Some Congresspersons had access to the exact same information that Bush had access to and possessed the exact same knowledge. Most who did were Democrats as they controlled the committees.
U.S. Constitution - Article 1 Section 8
The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common defense and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;
To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;
To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;
To provide and maintain a Navy;
To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;
To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;
To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress......
We should also remember that the UN and many other countries believed Saddam was a threat and the hundreds of thousands in mass graves in Iraq served as a testament to that. Saddam and his Son's were truly bad boys, to put it mildly.
How gung ho do you think they will be considering what I mentioned above? The witness seems to be ill informed about what Congressional Committees are privy too. They had full knowledge of the reports from CIA and others. They would like us to forget that, but that does not change that fact.
Bush would simply need reveal who all had this knowledge and point out that they took no action at the time so were complicit in whatever happened; since Congress had the power to stop the whole thing.
Originally posted by autowrench
And why would the UN think this? could it be that Colin Powell and Dick Chaney went to the UN Security Council and convinced them that SH had these weapons? How could they "know" unless evidence was presented, and if the presented evidence was fabricated..the only thing the UN "knew" was a lie.
Originally posted by Peepers
There's something seriously wrong with conyers. Is he a neo/nazi con sock puppet. Than you see the arrogance in there faces after vince tells em the crimes and they become all agitated and have to break in about applause as an outburst. These are scum, thieves, war criminals and low lifes at the podium.
Originally posted by Tippys Dad
After the 9/11 destruction, when President Bush had a 94% approval rating, the highest in this nation's history, he came on TV, outlined a multi-fronted war, and told the American people it was going to be a long war. We cheered and posted bumper stickers stating "We will never forget". But then something happended. We had a new season of American Idol, some new "news stories of the day", and then, quite simply, we forgot. We did not like seeing our soldiers coming home in bags and on medivac planes. I know I didn't - I'm a disabled veteran with 16 years active duty. We expected the President to start running the country based on opinion polls. Cindy Sheehan disgraced the memory of her son's service to our country. President Bush has never waivered from what he told us on day one. He doesn't need a bumper sticker to remind him of his duty to our soldiers. He hasn't forgot. We - as a nation - have. Our administration may have made some mistakes in the face of an every-changing war in a foreign land - but I firmly believe it was never due to anything but honest intentions. I salute our military and our president. And I pray for our country looking at who may be coming up next.