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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-04 09:13 AM
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12. Would you have entrusted that power to George W Bush...?
if you had been in the Congress. I would not trust him any farther than I could throw him. He cannot be trusted. You think the Democrats did not see that in him?
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  -Was it a mistake to give Bush "authority" to go to war if necessary ? kentuck  Aug-11-04 08:57 AM   #0 
  - An unqualified "Yes."  lottie244   Aug-11-04 08:58 AM   #1 
  - Only in hindsight!  Warpy   Aug-11-04 09:09 AM   #11 
     - I agree with everything you said!  IdaBriggs   Aug-11-04 09:26 AM   #17 
     - He lied to Congress ??  kentuck   Aug-11-04 09:29 AM   #20 
        - No, that's only if its about sex!  IdaBriggs   Aug-11-04 11:18 AM   #48 
     - not hind site with me...  apnu   Aug-11-04 10:51 AM   #43 
  - Does a bear shit in the woods?  bemildred   Aug-11-04 08:58 AM   # 
  - Obviously. But it would ALSO be a mistake for Kerry to say so now.  Jim Sagle   Aug-11-04 08:58 AM   #2 
  - in for a penny  GreenArrow   Aug-11-04 10:54 AM   #44 
  - Its a mistake to give the Chimp anything  amber dog democrat   Aug-11-04 08:59 AM   #3 
  - It is the question. And it was a mistake.  wurzel   Aug-11-04 09:00 AM   #4 
  - Congress gave "a president" or "the president" the authority...  displacedtexan   Aug-11-04 09:01 AM   #5 
  - Robert Byrd tried to explain it....  kentuck   Aug-11-04 09:04 AM   #9 
     - "Declare war" vs. "Go to war"  Sparkly   Aug-11-04 09:25 AM   #16 
     - Absolutely: At most it should have given him the means to preposition...  Junkdrawer   Aug-11-04 09:34 AM   #23 
  - 100% yes.  Ready4Change   Aug-11-04 09:01 AM   #6 
  - It is a mistake to give Bush ANY authority.  liberal_veteran   Aug-11-04 09:01 AM   #7 
  - The legislative body  mcgregor   Aug-11-04 09:04 AM   #8 
  - They surrendered the power that was vested to them by the Constitution  kentuck   Aug-11-04 09:06 AM   #10 
  - Or Tiberius.  Cat Atomic   Aug-11-04 10:05 AM   #28 
  - Hi mcgregor!!  newyawker99   Aug-11-04 09:44 AM   #24 
     - Thanks for the welcome  mcgregor   Aug-11-04 10:15 AM   #32 
  - Would you have entrusted that power to George W Bush...?  kentuck   Aug-11-04 09:13 AM   #12 
  - It was a mistake for Bush to ask for it. Bush is the mistake America  MichiganVote   Aug-11-04 09:14 AM   #13 
  - People will always ask for more power.....  kentuck   Aug-11-04 09:17 AM   #14 
     - All that proves is that both entities made mistakes  MichiganVote   Aug-11-04 11:10 AM   #45 
  - If you favored weapons inspectors, you favored the IWR  WilliamPitt   Aug-11-04 09:20 AM   #15 
  - Just because you keep repeating this meme Will,  MadHound   Aug-11-04 10:08 AM   #31 
  - A timeline on inspections  Sparkly   Aug-11-04 11:18 AM   #47 
     - Oh puhleeze friend, are you truly that far around the bend?  MadHound   Aug-11-04 11:37 AM   #53 
        - "hand Bush the authorization"  Sparkly   Aug-11-04 11:46 AM   #54 
           - Well excuse me friend, but how am I supposed to react  MadHound   Aug-11-04 12:02 PM   #61 
  - The 23 senators who voted against it didn't want inspections?  bandera   Aug-11-04 10:39 AM   #39 
  - Bush abused authority given to him by Congress, a Pres. Kerry would not!  flpoljunkie   Aug-11-04 09:28 AM   #18 
  - Is it a mistake to give a drunk the keys to your car?  phiddle   Aug-11-04 09:29 AM   #19 
  - Hear, hear!  notsodumbhillbilly   Aug-11-04 11:23 AM   #49 
  - absolute mistake  bullimiami   Aug-11-04 09:32 AM   #21 
  - Saddam did not let the inspectors in because of his good nature.  Monte Carlo   Aug-11-04 09:32 AM   #22 
  - he let them in because a gun was held at his head  GreenArrow   Aug-11-04 02:17 PM   #65 
  - mistake? Art. 1, Sec. 8 only Congress can declare war  kodi   Aug-11-04 09:56 AM   #25 
  - Well said..  Junkdrawer   Aug-11-04 10:00 AM   #26 
  - War Powers resolution of 1973  Sparkly   Aug-11-04 10:05 AM   #27 
  - Wrong. The measure did not approve the war in Iraq.  MichiganVote   Aug-11-04 11:14 AM   #46 
  - Yes it was a mistake, and it was clear at the time. I cringed.  hansolsen   Aug-11-04 10:08 AM   #29 
  - it is a mistake to put him in charge of manning his own fly  leftofthedial   Aug-11-04 10:08 AM   #30 
  - Fucking A. Yes. Hell Yes. You know it. Assuredly. Positively.  spanone   Aug-11-04 10:17 AM   #33 
  - I don't think Bush should be given authority  truth2power   Aug-11-04 10:24 AM   #34 
  - EVERYONE knew that Smirk was going to invade Iraq  Jacobin   Aug-11-04 10:27 AM   #35 
  - Wrong Question. Needed To Have Threat Of Force Behind Inspections  cryingshame   Aug-11-04 10:27 AM   #36 
  - what, 10 years of sanctions, regular overflights/bombings  GreenArrow   Aug-11-04 02:21 PM   #66 
  - The IWR was a wedge issue designed to get Iranian Invasion authority...  Junkdrawer   Aug-11-04 10:28 AM   #37 
  - knowing it was george bush, then yes.  enki23   Aug-11-04 10:34 AM   #38 
  - While Junior is definitely the worst excuse for a "President" ever....  AntiCoup2k   Aug-11-04 10:50 AM   #42 
     - But it really wasn't a "surrender of authority"  Sparkly   Aug-11-04 11:30 AM   #50 
  - Absolutely. And yet the fools did it twice in order to launch two  leesa   Aug-11-04 10:42 AM   #40 
  - Yes! And, Kerry saying he would do it again, is just as stupid.  bandera   Aug-11-04 10:45 AM   #41 
  - not Bush's empire building--US empire building  GreenArrow   Aug-11-04 02:24 PM   #67 
     - Quite right. Softer, gentler, colonialism.  bandera   Aug-11-04 02:28 PM   #68 
  - authority  Parche   Aug-11-04 11:32 AM   #51 
  - Was there ever a formal declaration of war?  Sparkly   Aug-11-04 11:35 AM   #52 
     - No, there was no Declaration of War  sangh0   Aug-11-04 11:52 AM   #55 
  - No, it was the right thing to do  sangh0   Aug-11-04 11:53 AM   #56 
  - Big Mistake  WorstPresidentEver   Aug-11-04 11:55 AM   #57 
  - Yes, yes, and yes again......  William Bloode   Aug-11-04 11:57 AM   #58 
  - "Mission Accomplished!" Bush ploy to rile up anti-war vote against Kerry!  flpoljunkie   Aug-11-04 11:57 AM   #59 
  - Kerry voted for it, and said he would again. Pretty hard to spin.  bandera   Aug-11-04 12:09 PM   #63 
     - JK would have voted for the president to have the threat of force in IWR  flpoljunkie   Aug-11-04 04:24 PM   #69 
  - Yes it was...  MrsGrumpy   Aug-11-04 11:58 AM   #60 
  - It was wrong to give him authority for ANYTHING!  TankLV   Aug-11-04 12:07 PM   #62 
  - If a person knew...  grasswire   Aug-11-04 12:12 PM   #64 

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