Friday, February 16, 2007

Make It Clear

In the past few days and weeks, it has become patently obvious that the Bush administration is trying to build a case for attacking Iran with the unsubstantiated claims of Iran arming Shiite militias in Iraq and is practically daring Congress to say something about it. Democrats are of course saying that Bush has no Congressional authority to do so, and Murtha's Iraq bill we've talked about below would prohibit any funds for action in Iran. However, it seems to me that if Bush were to actually attack Iran without a resolution from Congress, he will have gone so outside the bounds of executive power that the only appropriate response will be his impeachment (and, of course, we'd have to impeach Cheney too). If the administration continues to beat the war drums any louder, this prospect should be made very clear to them...

3 comments:

Xanthippas said...

I agree 100%. You know that I have been reluctant in the past to throw around the "I" word, because it is essentially a political matter. But I cannot think of a situation in which it would be more appropriate than the unauthorized attack on another country, short of flat out treason (and the consequences of both might well be indistinguishable.)

Nat-Wu said...

Moreover, if it avoided all-out war with Iran, it would be absolutely necessary.

Xanthippas said...

Absolutely indeed.