Sunday, November 27, 2005

Remember congress's role in sending us to war in Iraq?

Read the original joint resolution (H.J.Res. 114) in October 2002 that clearly passed authority to declare war from congress (where the constitution says the authority should be) to the executive. Crazy stuff. It reads like it is strait out of Cheney's office. Here are some great quotes:

"Whereas the efforts of international weapons inspectors, United States intelligence agencies, and Iraqi defectors led to the discovery that Iraq had large stockpiles of chemical weapons and a large scale biological weapons program, and that Iraq had an advanced nuclear weapons development program that was much closer to producing a nuclear weapon than intelligence reporting had previously indicated;"

We now know that every statement in this clause is almost completely false if not flagrant exaggeration.

Here is how individual senators and representatives voted on that resolution.


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