Monday, March 12, 2007

Unconstitutional and unconscionable

I assume the Michael Kinsley is no longer an editor there since this is quite an editorial from the LA Times today: "Do we really need a Gen. Pelosi?"

After weeks of internal strife, House Democrats have brought forth their proposal for forcing President Bush to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq by 2008. The plan is an unruly mess: bad public policy, bad precedent and bad politics. If the legislation passes, Bush says he'll veto it, as well he should.
Here's the crux of the editorial:

This is not to say that Congress has no constitutional leverage — only that it should exercise it responsibly. In a sense, both Bush and the more ardent opponents of the war are right. If a majority in Congress truly believes that the war is not in the national interest, then lawmakers should have the courage of their convictions and vote to stop funding U.S. involvement.
But the Democrats won't do that since it would endanger Hillary's rise to the White House. So instead we have months of hot rhetoric on this illegal, immoral, futile war that President Bush will not stop and the Dems will do nothing to hinder.

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