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Larkspur Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-22-07 09:42 AM
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Attention!!! Lieberman-Kyle Amendment on Iran attached to Defense Auth Bill
http://www.tinyrevolution.com/mt/archives/001747.html

SNIP

It's a "Sense of the Senate" resolution, which means it has no legal force, but as the Congressional Research Service will tell you, "foreign governments pay close attention to as evidence of shifts in U.S. foreign policy priorities." If you want you can read it yourself (.doc), but here are the most important paragraphs:

(3) that it should be the policy of the United States to combat, contain, and roll back the violent activities and destabilizing influence inside Iraq of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran, its foreign facilitators such as Lebanese Hezbollah, and its indigenous Iraqi proxies;
(4) to support the prudent and calibrated use of all instruments of United States national power in Iraq, including diplomatic, economic, intelligence, and military instruments, in support of the policy described in paragraph (3) with respect to the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran and its proxies.


If something like this passes both the House and Senate, I think Bush could legitimately argue that between it, the War Powers Act and the 2001 and 2002 Authorizations to Use Military Force, he has all the authority he needs to attack Iran.

(via Carah Ong)

UPDATE: It seems one news outlet has noted thisNational Review.

Posted by Jonathan Schwarz at September 21, 2007 02:44 PM | TrackBack

SNIP


Here is Chickhawk Lieberman working overtime to drive the US into a deeper hole.
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-22-07 09:47 AM
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1. How did this sucker get attached to the Appropriations bill?
The dems had enough votes to keep it separated.
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jmp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-22-07 11:19 PM
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19. "We didn't have the votes!"
Wash. Rinse. Repeat.

Stick to the meme.

Facts only confuse the issue.


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Klukie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-22-07 09:48 AM
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2. What the hell is Liebermans problem?
Why does he want Iran so bad?
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-22-07 09:59 AM
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5. He is commited to the protection of friends in the region.
I don't think it can be said any other way.
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Totally Committed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-22-07 10:02 AM
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8. Stop AIPAC, and you stop Joe.


He is an active agent for this lobby and we all know it.


TC



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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-22-07 10:12 AM
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9. NPR had a great discussion about this last week...
With John J. Mearsheimer, one of the authors of this book, and people who called in.

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ludwigb Donating Member (789 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-22-07 06:15 PM
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16. Walt and Mearsheimer are Heroes IMV
They have stepped up to the plate as citizens. They endure unmeasured criticism and outright falsifications.

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ShortnFiery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-22-07 09:49 AM
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3. Those corrupt Congress-Critters best get prepared to send their blood-relation to
go kill and die for The War Profiteering Corporations of The New World Order. They can't have my relatives. :grr: :puke: :grr:
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-22-07 09:56 AM
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4. KAPO Joe
rides again.
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-22-07 10:00 AM
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6. If there was ever a time to flood the Washington switchboard, this is one
of them.
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-22-07 10:00 AM
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7. They damn well better defeat this dangerous
piece of bullshit.
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-22-07 11:33 AM
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10. Juat another brick in the path to war. Joe is putting these resolutions
out about every two months, ratcheting up the language each time. He knows how to play his colleagues politically--no one wants to vote against this bullshit, so they'll vote for it, and that's how the groundwork gets laid. Fucking weasel bastard. It can't be said often enough: Thanks, Connecticut.
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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-22-07 11:56 AM
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11. Fascist war mongers never give up
:wtf:
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SOS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-22-07 01:01 PM
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12. "combat, contain, and roll back"
From the Clean Break policy paper:

"contain, destabilize, and roll-back"

So Lieberman changed "destabilize" to "combat"....
How original of him.







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slipslidingaway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-22-07 05:15 PM
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14. !!! Just posted this...
"...To put the Clean Break plan in a bigger framework, I think its interesting to look at it in the context of other documents..."

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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slipslidingaway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-22-07 05:11 PM
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13. K&R Hoping that someone steps forward to challenge this n/t
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HuffleClaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-22-07 05:42 PM
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15. it is EXACTLY this sort of thing i've been expecting
i'm surprised it hasn't happened already.
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freedomfries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-22-07 08:55 PM
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17. K&R
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cyberpj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-22-07 09:16 PM
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18. K&R to the top of the Greatest. nt
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scarletwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 03:01 AM
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20. Needs more attention -- here's my k&r. (nt)
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 01:12 PM
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21. Joe is a very dangerous man.
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