Tuesday, January 30, 2007


From a Senator who won't run for President but, in my opinion, has the most integrity for that august position of anyone on the Hill.

Breaking Another Iraq Taboo


Americans are not looking to Congress to pass symbolic measures, they are looking to us to stop the President's failed Iraq policy. That is why we must finally break this taboo that somehow Congress can't talk about using its power of the purse to end the war in Iraq. The Constitution makes Congress a co-equal branch of government. It's time we start acting like it. We have a moral responsibility, as well as a responsibility to the brave troops whose lives are on the line, to end the war. We can and must force the President to safely redeploy our troops so that we can get back to focusing on those who attacked us on 9/11.

Tomorrow, I will be chairing a full Judiciary Committee hearing entitled "Exercising Congress's Constitutional Power to End a War." This hearing will help remind my colleagues in the Senate and the American public that Congress is not powerless - even when it acts that way. We have the power to stop the policies of a President that continue to hurt our national security. Soon after tomorrow's hearing, I will introduce legislation to do just that.

Now go read what he's up against...


libhom said...

I think Dennis Kucinich has a tremendous amount of integrity as well. I hope he gets the Democratic Party nomination.

MichaelBains said...

I worry about how populist Kucinich, my Representative, is and how that would manifest in practice if he's elected. My worries may certainly be misplaced, but Dennis is also the only candidate I can see giving the Fear and Greed approach of Republican campaign managers a chance at the Oval Office in '08.

Still, there's a big part of me that'd LOVE seeing what President Kucinich could do to restore the U.S. federal government to its ideal of rational representative democracy.

We'll see what the next year and a half has in store. He may get my primary election vote yet.