What Fresh Hell Is This?

September 19, 2007

A Very Simple Amendment...

Give Arlen a call.

Arlen Specter (R-Pennsylvania)
DC: 202-224-4254
Harrisburg: (717) 782-3951

Here's some info about the amendment.

And the Amendment itself.


Anonymous said...

John K.says: Sen Webb is not the Commander in Chief. Nor is congess. If Sen. Webb wants to become Commander in Chief and give lawful orders to the military, then he should run for President.

Schmuck Shitrock said...

Ain't it funny how Wingnuts suddenly discover the Constitution when it's time to defend Bush/Cheney's various misdeeds? Apparently, however, they still don't read it.

Congress has the duty to pass legislation of this sort. And after all, someone has to play the part of an adult and manage the Mess in Mesopotamia. Bush and his preadolescent playmates refuse to do it.

John K. is not the Congress's legal or political advisor. If he wants to be, he should raise a few billion dollars and become a lobbyist.

Anonymous said...

John K. says: Nope not defending the Bush/Cheney. Just pointing out something you should be pointing out. But you hate Bush so much it clouds your thoughts. Sen. Webb is not in the Chain of Command. That is a fact. You should know that.
Hey how about Rep. Murtha, whining that he can't get any Republicans to join him in defeat. And Sen. Reid sneaking up to NY to meet with anti-war people and apologizing for not succeeding last week. Congress approval 11%, go Democrats, bring it on. LMAO

Anonymous said...

John K. says: One of these days someone in here will actualy respond to what I am saying isntead of just launchng into name calling or some other type of personal attacks. I can only dream. LOL

jaywillie said...

John K. you are so incredibly stupid.

Read the Constitution.

Article 1, Section 8:

To make rules for the government and regulation of the land and naval forces.

Webb's amendment is perfectly within the scope of Congress' power. In fact, the organization of the branches, order of rank and chain of command and Uniform Code of Military Justice all stem from laws passed by Congress(h/t to Josh Marshall).

See, the President doesn't have this power - he's just the Commander-in-Chief. He can't change the way the Armed Forces operate, but Congress can and has done so numerous times throughout our history.

In fact, John, it is the opinion of many, many people that the Founders intentionally enumerated the powers of the Congress before those of the President to suggest that the Legislative branch is the more important of the two.

Anonymous said...

John K. says: So if you are right it is Gen. Webb or Adm. Webb not Senator Webb? Check Art 2 Sec. 2 of the same Constitution you read. Something about Commander in Chief. Then go check the record. Stuff about Lincoln and FDR being Commander in Chief and stuff. Oh and while you are reading the Constitution, find that passage that allows liberals to commit abortions. That right to privacy thing.

Anonymous said...

John K. says: I had to get off the floor because I was LMAO. This discussion is moot. You don't have the votes. No, the ammendment was defeated. Went down to defeat in a vote. I guess the American people are not behind you and into surrender. Run another NY Times Gen Petreaus ad. I see Sen Durbin is now whining about how much he admires and likes Gen. Petreaus. Man this is way too easy. You lost again.

Schmuck Shitrock said...

John K. says: I'm getting depressed. Only seven American soldiers died in my war today. LOL LOL