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Thursday, February 15, 2007

Rep. Murtha Gets Kinky with the President

Rep. John Murtha, D-Pennsylvania, is pushing forward a proposal to require President Bush to get Congressional approval before attacking Iran, a bid to tie the President's hands. Leaving aside the fact that the Constitution clearly gives Congress - not the president - the power to declare war, I think this resolution is a bad idea. No, I don't want to go to war with Iran. But I don't want to undermine Bush's negotiation with Iranian officials either. He needs to be able to say that if he catches them arming Iraqi insurgents he will retaliate against Iranian interests immediately. If Iranians believe that Americans don't have the resolve to stand up to them they won't back down.

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