Then And Now — Dems On Miltary Intervention Without Congressional Approval

By now, anyone paying attention has seen Pre-President Obama’s thoughts on military intervention without congressional approval.  For the record, he was agin’ it.

Now we have this from Pre-Vice President Biden from 2007:

I want to make it clear. And I made it clear to the President that if he takes this nation to war with Iran without Congressional approval. I will make it my business to impeach him. That’s a fact. That is a fact. 

(Biden was in the Senate, and the House is responsible for the impeachment part of the process, but nevermind the details.)  Impeachment is not supposed to be available for mere policy agreements.  It requires “impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes or misdemeanors.”  We can debate what exactly all that means — such as whether perjury counts — but it requires, at a minimum, criminal acts. 

So, what, exactly was the contemplated criminal act then that would justify impeachment if President Bush attacked Iran’s nuclear weapons program, and how is that is distinguishable from what Obama & Co. are doing now in Libya? 

If the only difference is one was a Republican and the other a Democrat, the moral, ethical, and constitutional bankruptcy of the Democrats’ approach to foreign policy in particular and governing in general is revealed.   Their position has all the coherence of their present “strategy” in the Middle East.

I will patiently await the media’s 24/7 focus on the Administration’s contradictory statements about presidential authority to attack another sovereign nation.

Still waiting. . . .

Via Instapundit.

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Published in: on March 23, 2011 at 8:29 am  Leave a Comment  

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