Item on TPM Cafe:
Richardson Blasts Dem Leadership. Bill Richardson has slammed the Democratic leadership for giving in to the White House on the timetable issue, saying simply that "It is wrong for the Congress to abandon a withdrawal timetable." Congress, Richardson said, should move to deauthorize the war, and for a very simple reason: "The president could not veto it," as it is Congress' authority along to declare war.
Bingo! Even Bush made a point of getting a congressional rubber stamp before he invaded Iraq, so that's an admission that he really can't call all the shots, all by himself. If Bush wants to continue to reject the idea of any sort of control over his war, then congress should get serious about the idea of rescinding their 2002 approval of Bush's war.
Bush and Rove are masters at the art of strongarming the political opposition and it's time the Dems fought back.
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