ALERT: Congress is About to Vote on Worldwide War AuthoritySubmitted by Calgary4Paul on Wed, 05/11/2011 - 21:47
The time is now to restore respect for the Constitution. Tell Congress that a blank check on war isn't just unnecessary — it's truly dangerous.
They have to be kidding. Congress is about to vote on worldwide war authority. This was long on the Bush administration's wish list. Now, a few top congressional insiders see an opportunity to sneak it in to a "must pass" piece of legislation: the Defense Authorization bill.
This expanded war authority would give the president — any president — the power to use military force, whenever and however he or she sees fit. It would essentially declare a worldwide war without end.
It is shocking that Congress is entertaining such legislation at a time when many are looking to see an end to escalating conflict and abuses of power in the name of fighting terrorism.
Also, on Salon.com: http://www.salon.com/news/politics/war_room/2011/05/10/new_w...