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Pat Buchanan: Congress Must Recapture Its Lost War Powers

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The natural instinct of the American people -- Keep us out! -- is correct.

Yet the War Party, though temporarily routed, has not given up on its goal -- war on Syria, followed by war on Iran.

Lindsay Graham is urging Obama to attack Syria even without Congress's authorization. Bibi Netanyahu, after a call from Obama, is pushing Congress to back a U.S. strike on Syria. Republican leaders John Boehner and Eric Cantor have saluted and signed on to war.

Neocon apparatchik William Kristol is urging Republicans to give Obama a blank check for war on Syria -- and for war on Iran. Daniel Pipes of The Mideast Forum has an op-ed in the Washington Times and the title says it all: "Forget Syria, Target Iran."

"We have scorched the snake, not killed it." The War Party is not dead.

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The House should then pass a resolution instructing the president:

--Absent an attack on this country, you have no authority to take us to war against Syria, Iran, or any other nation.

--We are taking back from you the war powers the Fathers gave us.

--We are going to restore our constitutional republic.

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re: Pat Buchanan: Congress Must Recapture Its Lost War Powers
There isn't a chance in hell Harry Reid would bring that to the floor.


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re: Pat Buchanan: Congress Must Recapture Its Lost War Powers
They gave away a large of it with a portion of the WPA forty years ago with the third article of it that covers treaties entered into by the US and the use of military force under Presidential direction alone.
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trackfan
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re: Pat Buchanan: Congress Must Recapture Its Lost War Powers
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There isn't a chance in hell Harry Reid would bring that to the floor.

How can you be so sure? His agenda isn't identical to Obama's as we found out when Obama tried to push his gun legislation through Congress, only to have Reid undermine him.


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trackfan
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re: Pat Buchanan: Congress Must Recapture Its Lost War Powers
It seems like Buchanan is calling on Congress to repeal at least some of the WPA, if not all of it.


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re: Pat Buchanan: Congress Must Recapture Its Lost War Powers
Ann Coulter said that Obama was never declaring war on Syria, under the Constitution.


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AlaTiger
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You know, we have basically been at war nonstop since the invasion of Panama in 1989. 24 years of large and small wars all over the world. And, this was AFTER the Iron Curtain fell.

Yes, it is time to end this.


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