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Thursday, February 15, 2007

Iran and Presidential War Powers

Chris, if the War Powers Act is constitutional (never gotten to the Supreme Court) then I agree.

Iran getting a nuke could construe a "national emergency" that would allow air strikes and special forces to enter Iran and take out the facilities. That's quite different than a full-scale invasion to overturn the regime. Such a large operation would amount to a declaration of war on Iran and would need Congressional approval.

Even assuming the President has few limits as comander-in-chief Pelosi could cut off funding (since all spending bills have to start in the House)...if she had the guts.

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