It is time for the
Democrats in Congress to step up and do what two-thirds or more of the
public want. They
need to stop the wars
The Democrats are forcing Americans and Iraqis and Afghanis to die when they continue to pay for Bush's delusions at the rate of more than a billion dollars a week. Two hundred and eighty five American troops and untold Iraqis and Afghanis have died since this became the Democrats war.
The arguments that Congress should never second guess the military or interfere in military strategy by micro-managing the war do not hold water. In the past Congress has had the sense to know why the Founders created three equal branches of this government. The Constitution clearly states that Congress shall have the power to declare war and to make rules for the government and regulation of the land and naval forces and to make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying out those powers. Congress hasn't always been the lap dog of the President.
In 1974 Congress passed the Foreign Assistance Act in which they applied a personnel ceiling of 4,000
The leaders of the Democrats seem to think that by playing both sides they can keep the war as an issue to be used against the Republicans in 2008. If they do not take the honorable and moral course, the dead will rise up and rebuke them with a pox on both of the political houses. Bring the troops home now.
Larry Kerschner POB 397 Pe ell WA 98572 (W) 291-3946