Thursday, Jan 18, 2007, 5:32 pm
The Little Bush Who Falsely Cried “Wolf!” Has Earned Some Noteworthy Distrust
Richard Cowan for Reuters reports:
A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives pushed legislation on Thursday to prohibit a U.S. attack on Iran without congressional permission.Sam Rosenfeld at The American Prospect reports that it's Walter "Freedom Fries" Jones, who's pushing the bill.
The effort, led by Rep. Walter Jones (news, bio, voting record), a North Carolina Republican who in 2005 joined calls from many Democrats for a phased U.S. withdrawal from the Iraq war, came as lawmakers voiced concerns the Bush administration might provoke a confrontation with neighboring Iran.
"The resolution makes crystal clear that no previous resolution passed by Congress" authorizes a U.S. attack on Iran, Jones told reporters, referring to the 2002 vote by Congress authorizing the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
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