Big Whoop.

2 comments October 1st, 2007at 09:55pm Posted by Eli

I’m not sure how this is supposed to impress me…

In March, James Webb introduced legislation demanding that the President seek congressional approval before striking Iran.

I’ve just learned that Senator Hillary Clinton will co-sponsor legislation with Webb and re-introduce it into the Senate. Exact language isn’t available, but this is what Webb offered in March.

Specifically, the amendment requires that the President seek congressional authorization prior to commencing any broad military action in Iran and it allows the following exceptions: First, military operations or activities that would directly repel an attack launched from within the territory of Iran. Second, those activities that would directly thwart an imminent attack that would be launched from Iran. Third, military operations or activities that would be in hot pursuit of forces engaged outside the territory of Iran who thereafter would enter Iran. And finally, those intelligence collection activities that have been properly noticed to the appropriate committees of Congress.

Senator Jim Webb Introduces Iran Amendment

Sure, those loopholes aren’t big enough for an unethical, dishonest, bloodthirsty president to drive a few nukes or armored convoys through. I can’t imagine Dubya making up some scary stories about Iran being about to attack us, or claiming that we had to chase some Iranian terrorists back across the border…

Entry Filed under: Clinton,Democrats,Iran

2 Comments

  • 1. whig  |  October 2nd, 2007 at 3:44 am

    They aren’t really trying to stop him at all, in fact they are giving him cover.

  • 2. Eli  |  October 2nd, 2007 at 2:53 pm

    I suspect so. Apparently they have learned absolutely nothing in the last four years.


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