Mid-Life Ramblings; Sanity Optional

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Mitt - the Nit-Wit

During yesterday's Republican Candidates Debate held in Dearborn, Michigan, Mitt Romney was asked if he'd need to get Congress' approval to declare war against Iran.

Here's his answer:

"You sit down with your attorneys and {have them} tell you what you
have to do," Romney said, adding quickly "but obviously the president of the United States has to do what's in the best interest of the United States to protect us against a potential threat."

Given a second chance by moderator Chris Matthews, who asked whether President Bush needed the Congressional approval he received for the Iraq invasion, Romney again offered a legalistic answer.

"You know, we're going to let the lawyers sort out what he needed to do and what he didn't need to do," Romney said.

I think that Senator Robert Byrd needs to loan Ol' Nit-Wit Mitt his copy of the pocket Constitution so that Mitt can bone up on the country's most important document.

According to Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution:

The Congress shall have power to. . .
To declare war, grant letters of marque and reprisal, and make rules concerning captures on land and water;

That power is not granted to the Executive Branch to which the office of the President belongs.

Apparently Fred Thompson isn't the only Republican candidate lacking in the intelligence area.