Skip to comments.Mitt Romney Says He Could Wage War on Iran Without Congress' Approval
Posted on 06/20/2012 6:59:50 PM PDT by Mozilla
On Face the Nation on Sunday, Mitt Romney said that if elected president he wouldn't have to get congressional permission for a military strike on Iran.
To quote him directly (emphasis added):
I can assure you if I'm president, the Iranians will have no question but that I will be willing to take military action if necessary to prevent them from becoming a nuclear threat to the world. I don't believe at this stage, therefore, if I'm president that we need to have a war powers approval or special authorization for military force. The president has that capacity now. I understand that some in the Senate for instance have written letters to the president indicating you should know that a containment strategy is unacceptable. We cannot survive a course of action which would include a nuclear Iran we must be willing to take any and all actions.
All those actions must be on the table.
(Excerpt) Read more at theatlantic.com ...
send those 5 boys of yours at the front of the line...
It was wrong when Obama did it in Libya, and it’ll be just as wrong if Romney does it in Iran.
He better thank God that his opponent is the most pathetic democrat evah.
Some times ya just need to keep ur mouth shut.
Apples and oranges, my friend.
Libya was an internal matter and we should have stayed out. Iran wants to wipe another country off the map. That, cannot be allowed.
Fact is, he could, legally. Problem is, political correctness has eaten up the national will to go on. Even our military forces are full of it (DADT, feminism, etc.).
He could, but I strongly suggest that he NOT. Saying so was stupid.
Having said that; if we start up another war in the Middle East, we may very well run out of soldiers and armament.
I say let those people over there argue over whose god is the real god and which zombies and prophets are right about the universe until they wipe each other out.
I personally would not care if the entire Middle East was reduced to a sea of glass with no inhabitants.
Oh great. Now we have our own candidate to be king.
Now some folks can run him on the ‘My king is better than your king” platform.
Armour and chain mail will be handed out at the jousting tournaments this fall.
Maybe we could cooperate with the other side to make sure their two armors are oppositely charged. The first time they make a pass, they’ll merge into one big glob of king juice and we can start over.
There is still this little thing called the Constitution.
If Iran is threatening to make good on its plans to destroy Israel or another ally in the region, the case for military action exists. Not on the line of Iraq or Afghanistan, but if all else fails, military action is the only remaining option. But NOTHING without Congressional consent.
Anyone remember the “Star Trek curse” where the odd-numbered Trek movies were almost certain to be flops? You just knew they were going to blow it...
Why does that come to mind?
Sorry, but I don't buy that we have to go involving ourselves in every hot spot the world over.
Somebody please tell Romney that we don't even have enough money left to operate that pirate ship in the Pirate's of the Caribbean ride at Disney, much less launch yet another war in the Middle East.
That’s not the same thing as what the headline implied. But it is from the 0bamatrons at the Atlantic.
whether his position is defendable or not is a secondary issue. My question is why he felt compelled to take such an unnecessary stand. He could have just said he would take effective action etc and when asked what he meant state that he would not get into specifics of what he might or might do etc etc.
Unnecessary tactical mistake by our risk-adverse RINO IMO ... unless he is a few steps ahead of me and purposefully wants to suck Obama into this debate for some other reason
“Libya was an internal matter and we should have stayed out”
Why should we have stayed out? Operation Odyssey Dawn was a huge success. No American casualties. A brutal dictator was overthrown. Muammar Gaddafi ordered the attack on Pan Am Flight 103. 189 Americans killed by him on that flight.
Milt Romney IS Obama.
Same Global Warming.
Same HATRED OF CONSERVATIVES.
NO TO ROMNEY.
NO TO RINOs
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