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The War Powers Resolution states that the President’s powers as Commander- in-Chief to introduce U.S. forces into hostilities or imminent hostilities are exercised only pursuant to (1) a declaration of war; (2) specific statutory authorization; or (3) a national emergency created by an attack on the United States or its forces. It requires the President in every possible instance to consult with Congress before introducing American armed forces into hostilities or imminent hostilities unless there has been a declaration of war or other specific congressional authorization. It also requires the President to report to Congress any introduction of forces into hostilities or imminent hostilities, Section 4(a)(1); into foreign territory while equipped for combat, Section 4(a)(2); or in numbers which substantially enlarge U.S. forces equipped for combat already in a foreign nation, Section 4(a)(3). Once a report is submitted “or required to be submitted” under Section 4(a)(1), Congress must authorize the use of forces within 60 to 90 days or the forces must be withdrawn. (For detailed background, see CRS Report RL32267, The War Powers Resolution: After Thirty Years, and CRS Report RL31133, Declarations of War and Authorizations for the Use of
Originally posted by Truther
I couldnt agree with you more, this is very possible.. I always thought to myself why did bush give himself all these powers if he wasnt gonna use them, i dunno, im not writing this theory off.
See what happends.
Originally posted by RFBurns
and that Mr. Bush there could very well put into place all those extra powers he so elegantly enacted shortly after 9/11 and the passing of the Patriot Act.
Originally posted by detachedindividual
Until I see some more actual evidence, or until I see Bush actually do it, I'll keep thinking that this is nothing more than a few people making 4+4=10.