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'War Powers Act' should be repealed

 

Last updated 11/24/2006 at Noon



Looking back a few years, I see where the Bush administration saw their chance to seize powers not ordinarily available to them. It began with the horrendous attack by Osama Bin Laden on New York and Washington. Up to that time the Bush White House was performing poorly and meeting stiff national opposition in its attack on Social Security.

That all changed on 9/11, when the President and his cohorts saw an opportunity to don the cloak of “War-time” President in the model of FDR, and to use the “War Power Act” (a leftover from Lyndon Johnson) to seize powers not normally allowed by...



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