Pull the Gates Nomination!

Robert Gates when asked by Senator KKK Byrd if the President of the United States has the authority to attack Syria or Iran said “no.” It is critical that President Bush immediately “counsels” Mr. Gates on the President’s constitutional authority and responsibility and then they make a joint statement clearing up this misunderstanding or President Bush will have to rescind the Gates nomination.

The President clearly, both Constitutionally and under Joint Resolution to Authorize the Use of United States Armed Forces Against Iraq which includes the following authorization:

“Whereas the President and Congress are determined to continue to take all appropriate actions against international terrorists and terrorist organizations, including those nations, organizations or persons who planned, authorized, committed or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored such persons or organizations;

Whereas the President has authority under the Constitution to take action in order to deter and prevent acts of international terrorism against the United States, as Congress recognized in the joint resolution on Authorization for Use of Military Force (Public Law 107-40); and

Whereas it is in the national security of the United States to restore international peace and security to the Persian Gulf region;

Now, therefore, be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,”

If Mr. Gates cannot understand these facts he has no business holding any position in government employment let alone a cabinet position.

Hugh Hewitt I am sure will have more soon.


Hugh has posted about this abomination as has The Hedgehog Blog.

The blogosphere needs to pressure the White House like they did on the Miers nomination and we need this nomination pulled.

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