On the Iraq Supplemental Funding Bill
Posted on Wed Apr 25, 2007 at 01:04:30 PM EST
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Speaker Pelosi was most emphatic on this point, this bill will also define under law that the President does not have the authority by any Act of Congress to continue his chosen course of action unfettered in Iraq. . . . Speaker Pelosi emphasized that Congress must reassert itself and say, and I'm paraphrasing here, when Congress defines the limits of the authorization in Iraq, that is the law. The bill that Congress sends to the President, veto or not, goal language or not, will be an important first step in the process of putting Congressional limits on the President's authority in Iraq and, hence, ending this war.
I do not understand this point frankly. Is Pelosi saying by the mere act of passing this bill, whether the President vetoes it or not, the Iraq War is deauthorized? Because if she is, then she seems wrong to me. We have discussed this point before. Another point from Pelosi is disheartening:
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