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sangh0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-11-03 04:41 PM
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35. Are you feeling OK?
I said nothing about whether it was a "wrong" act or a "right" act. I only referred to whether or not it "gave a black check to wage war" to Bush*

I won't address the "straw man" of whether or not it was a "Dangerous Precedent". I only referred to whether or not it "gave a black check to wage war" to Bush*

I wont address the "strsw man" of whether or not "it was a way for Congress to actually approve war without technically approving war" I only referred to whether or not it "gave a black check to wage war" to Bush*

Since the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution is generally well-known and in the not-too-distant past, Congress had even less excuse to pass their even lamer blank check for Bush.

But of course you don't hesitate to delcare it a "blank check, even though you are without any explanation or support for the assertion that it *was* a "blank-check". Nope, none at all. But it was a "Dangerous Precedent", so it's OK (in your mind) to call it a "blank check"

Conducting most of our recent wars on the basis of semantic evasion doesn't of itself make that practice right, nor does it make insisting upon the Constitutional apportionment of responsibilities a myth.

The only "semantic evasion" going on here is when you call it a "blank check". The "Constitutional apportionment of responsibilities " was not changed at all by the resolution. That it's not right doesn't justify your distortion of the truth.
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