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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-10-04 12:07 AM
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27. Not Only That...
but ANY President can send troops off to fight. On his or her dime (discretionary funds) for 60 or 90 days. (If I'm remembering correctly.) And without the 'say so' of Congress.

Now Congress holds the purse strings, and can withhold funding after that initial period, but the President would hold that move over their heads as 'not supporting the troops'! And get their support through political blackmail. Sound familiar?

Congress has not held up their Constitutional War Powers duties since WWII!!!

Point being... in reality, there is no 'allowing' the President to go to war.

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