:: posted by buermann @ 2007-01-03 15:49:36 CST |
Haven't we come a long way in two hundred years?
When George Washington was in command of the Continental Army, he ALWAYS had to go groveling to Congress for everything from bullets to blankets for his soldiers. Most of the time, Congress told him they didn't have any money...quit whining...and suck it up.
Now, it's blank check time...let's see how much crap we can cram into a little bag so we can take it to the cashier and get our 20 percent off.
And who cares if you are stuffing an aircraft carrier or a fighter jet into your bag? It's all in the name of the cause, right?
El presidente isn't afraid of Congress. OK, fine...but it's always mystified me as to why Congress seems to fear the president. Especially this president. Really, the constitution seems to say it's Congress that gets to make the law of the land. So why treat El Pres with kid gloves? If only someone in Congress, or ANYWHERE, had the juevos to tell him that there's more to being Commander in Chief than wearing the Members Only jacket with the Presidential patch.
And impeach him?? Sure, I suppose...but it seems to me that only thing that gets anyone excited in D.C. is an improper act with an intern. What's a few billion dollars in misappropiated funds among friends?
posted by leahaz
@ 2007-01-03 21:33:29 | link
If he chose to defy Congress by misusing the funds ...
In fact, Bush already did this once. Between December 2001 and February 2002 he redirected millions of dollars appropriated for the Afghan war to preparations for the Iraq invasion. (He also redirected a lot of personnel and equipment, but that's not quite as cut-and-dried illegal and impeachable.)
posted by Nell
@ 2007-01-05 01:37:45 | link