"James Baker and Warren Christopher, who struggled with the War Powers Act when they were secretaries of State, Tuesday proposed an overhaul designed to increase consultations between the White House and Congress when U.S. troops go into battle. The proposal, drafted by a bipartisan commission they headed, would require presidents to consult with a newly created congressional committee before ordering 'significant armed conflict' expected to last a week or more." (USA Today, Wednesday)
Or they could simply honor the constitutional provision that says, "The Congress shall have Power ... To declare War."
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
From the Foundation for Economic Education:
Posted by Maggie Thurber at 8:35 AM