August 27, 2002
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Bush does not need Congress approval to attack Iraq Iraq-USA, Politics, 8/27/2002 White House legal advisors have considered that the US President George Bush does not need to get the approval of the Congress in order to launch a military attack against Iraq. Officials at the White House said on Monday that Bush's Aides related their conclusion on this issue on three basic elements. The first, as they said is that the American constitution, according to which the US President assumes the post of the highest commander of the armed forces; and a decision adopted by the US congress in 1991 gives President Bush the right to use the force in the Gulf war, and third is the decision issued on September 14, 2001. This is a sheer and blatant attempt at legal manuevering and is based on the American oligarchy stripping the American people of their democratic rights. Notice that the reference to the "American constitution" cites only the "commander of the armed forces" and not the section which reads: Section. 8. Clause 1: The Congress shall have Power . . .Clause 11: To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water; Clause 12: To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years; which is popularly paraphrased as: "Only the Congress shall have the power to declare war." Their only other citations are "bushies" i.e. the result of manipulations by george bush sr and george bush jr. Enough already DUBYA. MAKE PEACE -- THAT WOULD BE HEROIC. RIGHT CAN AND WILL TRIUMPH OVER MIGHT Jean M. Temple, MBA "MarvelousMom" (codename:GraceUnlimited)

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