Monday, September 03, 2007

Mario Cuomo foams at the mouth.

all comments in blue are from the Troll
What the Constitution says about Iraq (which is nothing)

Congress and the courts must recommit to the legislative branch's sole authority to declare war. (I would love to see them try)
By Mario M. Cuomo
September 3, 2007

Most Americans want the war in Iraq ended, (with victory) but it continues and Americans are killed, mutilated or wounded every day, (that happens in War sadly it also happens in Democrat controlled cities like here in Philly) as the Democratic majorities in Congress struggle to produce legislation that will take our forces out of harm's way. (SURRENDER) Meanwhile, President Bush continues to insist that as commander in chief, he has the constitutional power to go to war and decide when to end it, unilaterally. (NO Congress authorized military action for the War on Terror, a fact Mario can't come to grips with. It can only end with victory or defeat.) At the same time, another possible disaster emerges from the shadows: Bush appears to be considering a military assault on Iran, again apparently without Congress declaring war first. (if he did, it would still be part of the war on terror. I guess Mario thinks it will be less of a disaster when Iran Nukes Israel)

How did we get to this point and what, if anything, can we do now? (We got to this point because since 1979 when the Terror war began, Congress and past Presidents did nothing to confront the problem. All we can do now is fight the enemies we allowed to build against us)

The war happened because when Bush first indicated his intention to go to war against Iraq, Congress refused to insist on enforcement of Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution. (BULLSHIT the War began this time when Islamic Terrorists flew Airplanes into 3 of our buildings killing over 3000 people. Iraq is part of that war no matter how much the left wants to deny it.) For more than 200 years, this article has spelled out that Congress -- not the president -- shall have "the power to declare war." Because the Constitution cannot be amended by persistent evasion, this constitutional mandate was not erased by the actions of timid Congresses since World War II that allowed eager presidents to start wars in Vietnam and elsewhere without a "declaration" by Congress. (True and even after we were attacked on American Soil in your old State NY Mario, this bunch of weasels couldn't muster the balls to Declare War.)

Nor were the feeble, post-factum congressional resolutions of support of the Iraq invasion -- in 2001 and 2002 -- adequate substitutes for the formal declaration of war demanded by the founding fathers.

What can be done now? (Congress could commit to Victory, but they won't)

First, Democrats should make clear that it is the president who is keeping the war in Iraq from ending. (no the Enemy is, both over there and here in the hallowed halls of congress) Even if Congress were able to pass a veto-proof bill with respect to withdrawal, (SURRENDER) the president would resist enforcement of the bill, insisting that as commander in chief, he is immune from Congress' decision. That would raise a constitutional issue for the courts. (wishful thinking Mario)

But judging by the courts' history concerning constitutional war powers, including decisions involving the Iraq war in the U.S. 1st Circuit Court of Appeals in Massachusetts, the judiciary would, in all probability, choose not to intervene, claiming that the disagreement between the president and Congress is a political question. (that statement is pure nonsense, brought on by Mario's distraught feelings that the courts when it comes to Presidential Authority actually follow the Constitution and not the politics of an overstepping Congress)

However, the political-question thesis is nowhere referred to in the Constitution, and it denies the people the protection of the Constitution in dealing with perhaps the most serious question the nation has to face: "Should we go to war?" That position should be challenged as an abdication of constitutional duty by the courts, but the sad truth is that the current conservative-dominated Supreme Court would probably support our current conservative president. As a practical matter, that means only the president can end this war or change our strategy in Iraq. (Mario your a total ASS. The question of whether or not to go to war was decided when we were attacked. Assholes like you refuse to understand that one side in a conflict can't "withdraw" and then call it a victory. You either win or lose. A concept the Liberal mind has been trying to cleanse from reality since the rise of Lenin)

Even if it is too late for Congress to remedy its failure to comply with the Constitution with respect to Iraq, at the very least our candidates for president and our congressional leaders should assure us that they will not allow this lapse to result in further unilateral acts of war -- against Iran, Pakistan or any other nation -- by this president or any other. Our leaders must make it clear that in the future, Congress will insist on compliance with Article I, Section 8 for any military action that is not fairly deemed an unexpected emergency. (This Idiot wants us to put our faith, and our lives into the hands of people who couldn't even declare war after 3000 of us lay dead in the streets of NY and DC. While at the same time tie the hands of whoever is President into not reacting when the two Islamic radical countries he names use their Nukes on us or an ally)

It is frightening that our government has permitted this fundamental and costly constitutional transgression to persist for more than four years. (no your STUPIDITY is frightening Mario)

We must do everything we can to end the war in Iraq and avoid a new tragedy abroad by recommitting to strict adherence to the rule of law and to the Constitution by the president, Congress and the courts -- especially with respect to war powers.

Mario M. Cuomo, the governor of New York from 1983 to 1995, now practices law in New York.

Mario Cuomo is an ASS, he has failed at everything he has done since he stopped being a Governor. In my opinion he failed at that also. Iraq is part of the War on Terror. The enemy must be defeated not withdrawn from. The Heart of all Terror in the world since 1979 has been Iran. Iran is building a Nuclear Bomb. They are building it to USE. They believe the can bring their Second Coming of the 12th Imam by bathing the world in the blood of the infidels. If we withdraw they will still attack us. We either beat them or die. That is the concept that Mario and his liberal loonies can't grasp.

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