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November 17, 1990
Golly, what a coincidence! Only two days after the election, President Bush, without the approval of Congress, decides to double the size of our force in the Persian Gulf (front page, Nov. 9). It should take a couple of months to get all the equipment over there, so Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukkah won't be spoiled by the sight of body bags coming home. But don't expect a very happy New Year. Why do we sit mutely by, watching this unilateral manipulation? After Vietnam we said that never again would we allow our country to be taken unwillingly into a war fought for specious purposes.
July 27, 1987
Ignored in the hue and cry of the hearings is the question of the basic authority and responsibility of the President as to foreign policy. Raymond Price's "End the Goldfish-Bowl Theory of Diplomacy" (Editorial Pages, July 16) states the underlying problem very well when he writes: "In recent years Congress has gone on a binge of institutional meddling. Ignoring constitutional limits, it has voted itself increasing power to hogtie Presidents, to trip them up on the way to summit meetings, to strip away their powers as commander-in-chief and thus vitiate the effectiveness of U.S. force even when it is deployed, to pull the rug out from threatened allies, to oversee even the most sensitive covert activities--all without accepting the last shred of accountability for the outcome."
May 3, 1988
Well, Goodman is at it again, bashing Nixon. The virulence of her leftist bile and bigotry is reminiscent of Pavlov's dogs. It is Goodman and her fellow travelers, thinking with their emotions, who owe Nixon an apology. The anti-war demonstrators and media which demanded we abandon a nation and 55,000 American dead owe Nixon, Americans and the people of Vietnam an apology for the boat people, the murderous Khmer Rouge, and totalitarian communism. Watergate and Dow Chemical's Napalm don't even rank against the terror unleashed by the "peace-loving nation of North Vietnam" and its fellow Cambodian communists.
June 15, 2011 | By Lisa Mascaro
Antiwar Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) filed suit in federal court Wednesday seeking to halt the U.S. military action in Libya, saying it is unconstitutional. Kucinich and Republican Rep. Walter Jones of North Carolina, another longtime war critic, led a bipartisan group of lawmakers in the latest challenge to the White House's authority to conduct the campaign without seeking congressional approval under the War Powers Act. Photos: U.S., allies strike targets in Libya "With regard to the war in Libya, we believe that the law was violated," Kucinich said.
August 7, 1987 | ROBERT GILLETTE, Times Staff Writer
The heads of more than 40 Muslim nations have consulted with Saudi Arabia and expressed approval of its conduct last week when Iranian extremists apparently sparked a riot in the holy city of Mecca that left more than 400 dead and 600 injured, the Saudi ambassador to the United States said Thursday. At the same time, Secretary of State George P.
September 27, 1987 | DON IRWIN, Times Staff Writer
The Democratic-controlled Senate decided Saturday to vote Tuesday on a leadership proposal that would require the Reagan Administration to supply the Senate with detailed data on the impact on the NATO alliance of the impending new treaty to eliminate short- and medium-range missiles. Senate majority leader Robert C. Byrd (D-W. Va.), sponsor of the plan, called for close Senate scrutiny of any treaty growing out of the "agreement in principle" between Secretary of State George P.
June 19, 2011 | Christi Parsons
President Obama and House Speaker John A. Boehner played five hours of golf together Saturday, emerging with no deals on any of their current conflicts but showing signs that relations between them are cordial. In a bipartisan pairing, Obama and Boehner teamed up and beat Vice President Joe Biden and Ohio Republican Gov. John Kasich in a game that went down to the wire on the 18th hole, according to White House officials, who provided no further details about the level of play.
November 10, 1987 | United Press International
The Administration, arguing today that a federal judge should not force President Reagan to abide by the War Powers Act, said that there is no daily combat in the Persian Gulf to warrant it and that the judiciary has no business in the political question. Responding to a lawsuit filed by 110 congressional Democrats, Justice Department attorney Robert J. Cynkar told U.S. District Judge George H. Revercomb, "There are some questions the court can never consider."
October 20, 1987 | United Press International
The Senate broke a filibuster today against a watered-down version of the War Powers Act that would give lawmakers a vote on Reagan Administration policy in the Persian Gulf. The 67-28 tally, more than enough to pass the bill in a direct vote, put the Senate into no more than 30 hours of debate on a proposal by Senate Majority Leader Robert C. Byrd (D-W.Va.) and Sen. John W. Warner (R-Va.).
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