Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Quote of the day: “Third-rate” was losing its zing, anyway

Charles Pierce on the gradual abdication by Congress of its exclusive war-declaring rights under the Constitution, including the new Bush-Obama theory of extrajudicial killing as a presidential perq:
No Congress is ever going to impeach a president over the improper use of military force; in 1972, Congressman Robert Drinan, S.J. tried to do that to Richard Nixon over the blatantly impeachable offense of bombing Cambodia in secret, only to have the sainted Tip O'Neill squash the whole business until they could do it properly over a conspiracy to cover up a cheap-ass burglary.

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