Daily Revolt

October 14, 2007

Pelosi on Possible Bush Attack on Iran: Congressional Approval is Required

What if Bush does attack Iran without a Congressional vote, is that a impeachable offense? Someone needs to ask Pelosi that as well. Bush must know that an attack on Iran would lead to his removal from office. This is why it will probably be the Israelis who will carry out the bombing raids on Iran's "nuclear" facilities. Bush was hoping for a provocation that would force a gutless Congress to sign-off on military action against Iran:
President George W. Bush must seek congressional approval before taking any military action in Iran, unless Tehran attacks the United States first, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Sunday.

"We don't believe that any authorities that the president has would give him the ability to go in without an act of Congress," Pelosi told ABC's "This Week" program.

"Any president, if we are attacked, if our country is attacked has -- even under the War Powers Act -- very strong powers to go after that country. But short of that, he must come to the Congress," said the top Democrat in the House of Representatives.

[...]"Whatever Iran's impact is on our troops in Iraq should be dealt with in Iraq," Pelosi said.

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