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Monday, October 01, 2007

Hillary Joins Webb on Prohibiting Funding for Military Action vs. Iran

Here's her statement reiterating that Bush would need Congressional authorization before attacking Iran. Here's info on Webb's original amendment from March. Here's some excellent analysis by Steve Clemons. Excerpt:

There is breaking news via Taylor Marsh that Hillary Clinton will support Senator Webb's Resolution demanding that the President seek Congressional approval before any military action against Iran and prohibiting the use of funds for military operations in Iran.

This is significant news because while Hillary Clinton did support the Kyl-Lieberman Resolution calling for the Iranian Revolutionary Guard to be formally labeled a terrorist organization -- and thus providing the President with a potential back door Congressional authorization for yet another war in the Middle East -- her opposition to White House military action against Iran without Congress's sign off cuts a different and healthy direction.

Is there still some hope, however slim, that at least some Dems will try to stop this madness?

October 1, 2007 at 06:38 PM in Iran | Permalink

Comments

'Scuse me for asking, but why does it take a former Republican (Sen. Webb) to get the current leader for the Democratic nomination for President to simply state publicly that the President can't start a war without Congress first saying so? You know, like it says right there in the Constitution?

Posted by: Just asking | Oct 2, 2007 7:37:08 AM

You make a very good point Just Asking. I guess the Constitution is just so much toilet paper to too many politicians these days, even Democrats. What are the people to do?

Posted by: Citizen | Oct 2, 2007 11:33:23 AM