Friday, July 13, 2007
More of the same
Even today, when the president held a news conference at the White House to urge Congress to stop trying to tell him what to do on the war, he said we were fighting the Sept. 11 terrorists. But we know the Al Qaida group in Iraq is not the same as the people who struck on 9-11. He must know the truth, so why does he keep perpetrating this falsehood? Is that how he plans to get the American people to believe him? And where does he get off thinking that Congress has no role in planning the war? It seems to me that under the U.S. Constitution, the president's role as "Commander in Chief" is just a figurehead role. That's why Congress has the power to appropriate money and why if they don't the troops must return home.