Apr 19, 2007

Concerning the use of military force by the United States against Iran

Legislation H. J. Res. 14 (110th U.S. Congress: 2007-2008)
H. J. Res. 14: Concerning the use of military force by the United States against Iran

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110th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. J. RES. 14

Concerning the use of military force by the United States against Iran.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 12, 2007

Mr. JONES of North Carolina introduced the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs

JOINT RESOLUTION

Concerning the use of military force by the United States against Iran.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING THE USE OF MILITARY FORCE AGAINST IRAN.

(a) Rule of Construction- No provision of law enacted before the date of the enactment of this joint resolution shall be construed to authorize the use of military force by the United States against Iran.

(b) Requirements- Absent a national emergency created by attack by Iran, or a demonstrably imminent attack by Iran, upon the United States, its territories or possessions or its armed forces, the President shall consult with Congress, and receive specific authorization pursuant to law from Congress, prior to initiating any use of military force against Iran.

Source: GovTrack

I came across this and just wondered if it were true and if we aren't planning an attack on Iran what the purpose of this would be??

Dave said...

Carol,

This seems to be Congress attempting to cut off the President's ability to wage a unilateral gungho repeat of Iraq.

April 20, 2007 12:38 PM

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3 comments:

Dave said...

Carol,

This seems to be Congress attempting to cut off the President's ability to wage a unilateral gungho repeat of Iraq.

Carol said...

Hi Dave,
Thank you this makes sense to me. I was just wondering if he had already tried to get approval to attack Iran?

Dave said...

I sure hope not. But you know, it wouldn't surprise me if he had. Remember that little dog in the old Looney Toons that would follow the bigger dog and say 'hey Spike, hey Spike, what we doing today Spike?' That is how I imagine Bush in his dealings with Congress.