Obama is advocating legislation stating Congress has not authorized an attack on Iran. The goal is admirable, but is this really the best strategy for avoiding another war?Howie P.S.: I received an email this evening from David Plouffe, a top Obama strategist, with the phrase 'The Fierce Urgency of Now' in the subject line. If Melber is right about this, Obama needs to "fire up" his activities so he can achieve his desired goal, rather than offering Bush-Cheney another opportunity to smack down their opponents.
Americans know the cost very well -- they bravely pay it -- but for too long they have been shut out of "the heart of the debate." What we need now is a restoration of constitutional, democratic principles that only Congress declares war -- no matter who is president.