Playing politics with national security, and ignoring Iran’s genocidal bellicosity. By David Espo for AP:
WASHINGTON (AP) – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that President Bush lacks the authority to invade Iran without specific approval from Congress, a fresh challenge to the commander in chief on the eve of a symbolic vote critical of his troop buildup in Iraq.
Pelosi, D-Calif., noted that Bush consistently said he supports a diplomatic resolution to differences with Iran “and I take him at his word.”
As if a diplomatic resolution were possible.
At the same time, she said, “I do believe that Congress should assert itself, though, and make it very clear that there is no previous authority for the president, any president, to go into Iran.”
This is just silly in light of how Presidents, Democratic and Republican, have waged war since World War II.