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The results of such an audacious concept have been especially clear this week.  First up is Seymour Hersh's blockbuster article in the New Yorker describing how the administration has bypassed Congress in its efforts to begin a war with Iran.

If that's his take, then Sy is getting too old for this, because Junior did no such thing.  He didn't have to, because Congress gave him what he wanted in the Kyl-Lieberman Amendment.  It's all there.  We were told it was all there from the beginning.  The Iranian Revolutionary Guard was declared a terrorist organization, so the authorization for war is already given.  Conyers and Kucinich can threaten impeachment if Junior launches until they're blue in the face, but it ain't happenin'.

Could someone give him Biden's cell number, please?

It's utterly amazing to me, too, that people are shocked -- shocked! -- when CIA operatives resign and talk, or leak to people like Hersh.  Has nobody been paying attention for the last six years?  Am I the only one in this country who wasn't too fucking stupid to notice when the spooks were leaking stories to us suggesting that the Bushies were lying?

The spooks have been leaking stories to the public ever since Junior decided we were going to launch The Awesomest War EvahTM back in 2002.  The press covered it in the most half-assed way possible, and then allowed White House hacks to muddy it, and bury it, in talking points.  Then they blamed the spooks when all the claims turned out to be bullshit.

What the fuck did we think was going to happen?  They told us the weapons weren't. fucking. there!  And, still, the press and the public just forgot about that, and the spooks got hosed when we didn't find anything.

Next, consider the news that the House Oversight Committee issued subpoenas for the President and Vice President's interview records from Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald.  It was issued because we still don't know all the relevant details over the compromising of a CIA operative.

Yes, we do.  Armitage leaked Plame's identity to Novak.  Rove, Libby, Cheney and others leaked it elsewhere, or at the very least pushed the leak.  All should've been charged with treason.

Here is where we get to the crux of the matter.  I hate to put it in such stark and extreme terms, but the question Congress must now answer is, are you with the Constitution or with the President?

It's not an either-or question.  You can be against the president, too weak and stupid to do anything about it, while not paying any attention to the Constitution.

Congress isn't interested in reestablishing its role right now.  They're letting Junior do whatever he wants, knowing that being perceived as on the opposite side of him makes winning elections like shooting fish in a barrel.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Sat Jul 5th, 2008 at 02:39:50 PM EST

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