During the Vietnam war, the Congress of the United States in 1973 passed a resolution known as the War Powers Resolution that states that the President of the United States cannot engage the Armed Forces of the Unites States in hostilities for more than 90 days without a declaration of war or specific statutory authorization, and further states that at any time that United States Armed Forces are engaged in hostilities outside the territory of the United States without a declaration of war or specific statutory authorization, such forces shall be removed by the President if the Congress so directs by concurrent resolution. 50 U.S.C., Sec. 1544(b), (c). (source: http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/downloads/uraniumimpeach.pdf )
If Congress fails to open investigations into Bush administration actions, they will be giving a green light to any future president to again violate the Constitution. This is not a partisan request. I would feel the same regardless of the
The world is NOT safer because the
The president has not been a "Uniter" but a divider, especially in our country. Let us unite by demanding the justice we all believe in.
If the Democratic Congress fails to press for hearings, they will prove themselves irrelevant. Americans didn’t sweep Republicans out of office because they liked Democrats; we just wanted to kick some of the bums out. The political balance will swing the other way if the corrupt politicians are not brought to account. This is the Democrat’s crucial opportunity; I hope they don’t fail the nation.