23 March 2011

Biden Big Booster of War Powers in the Past

When campaigning in Iowa for 2008 Presidential primaries, Senator Joe Biden (D-NJ) threatened to impeach President George W. Bush if he committed troops in Iran without receiving Congressional authorization.

Now that Biden serves as Vice President in the Obama Administration that has committed troops to Libya and fired at last count 165 cruise missiles without receiving Congressional Authorization, will he live up to his blustery boasts and support impeachment?

Once again Richard Neustadt’s maxim comes into play “Where you stand is where you sit.” And besides, those threats probably only applied to the Grand Old Party. Or maybe it was just operable for Iran.

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