Originally posted by Bill Hicks:
Ok, I guess I have to clarify this now. Betty's original post implies that there is a constitutional issue here. Only Congress can declare war and there has been no formal declaration of war, therefore there is no Consititutional issue here.
It's not a war if we don't call it a war. Is the latest euphemism still "sending a message"? That's what we do nowadays, send messages. "We must send them a message!" It's always the same message: "Ka-BOOM!"
To be frank, there has been no declaration of war (though there has been plenty of war) from this country for 60+ years because those on the left side of the isle are squeamish about using the word.
"...those on the left side of the isle..." You mean the Republicans who control both houses of Congress?
[Edited because Betty made a boo-boo. The Republicans don't have the Senate right now, do they? That's why the Senate has become so liberal, because of those peace-loving Democrats, who are so outraged by Bush's dropping bombs by Presidential decree. Sorry. Sometimes I have trouble telling the pigs apart from the farmers.]
[This message has been edited by betty brant (edited 10-09-2001).]