Monday, December 3, 2007

Frank Wolf and War Against Iran

On June 20, 2006, Frank Wolf voted against an amendment to H.R. 5631. This amendment would have barred any expenditure of funds to initiate military operations against Iran unless the expenditures were in accordance with Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution. As we all know, that Article delegates to Congress, and only to Congress, the power to declare war.

I bring this issue up today because the Washington Post is now reporting that:
Iran halted its nuclear weapons program in 2003 in response to international pressure, and while it continues to develop an enriched uranium program, it apparently has not resumed moving toward a nuclear capability, according to a consensus judgment of the U.S. intelligence community released today by Director of National Intelligence John M. McConnell.

It's bad enough that the trigger happy Frank Wolf opposed preventing the Bush Administration from launching a military strike against Iran without congressional approval. Now, it appears that Iran isn't even actively pursuing a nuclear weapons program. I wonder what Wolf has to say for himself now...

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