"For us let it be enough to know ourselves to be in the place where God wants us, and carry on our work, even though it be no more than the work of an ant, infinitesimally small, and with unforeseeable results."
-- Abbé Monchanin
Thursday, February 01, 2007
Say "NO!" Now
Nixon invaded Cambodia illegally without congressional approval and expanded the Viet Nam war to the detriment of all involved. Don't let Iran be Bush's Cambodia. Congress must act immediately to prevent a repeat of history. Increased Middle East conflict will bring even worse results than what was experienced in Southeast Asia. Bush is laying the groundwork for another invasion. What can congress do?
Congress should state clearly that Bush cannot start a new war without congressional approval. Only congress has the power to declare war. The authorization to invade Iraq cannot be used to justify attacking Iran. They must make it clear that should Bush illegally start a third war, impeachment proceedings will follow immediately.
Bush likes to bully the leaders of other nations, dictating what they should or should not do and promising dire consequences should they not behave as he wishes. Let congress speak to him in the language he is accustomed to using. Maybe then he'll listen. (Though I'm doubtful.)