Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Bush, Webb, and Iran

Senator Jim Webb still (apparently) has not received a clear answer to the question posed to Sec of State Rice last month: does the Administration believe it has authority to attack Iran without Congressional approval?

From the early reports on the President's press conference today, it seems that the answer that the Administration is heading towards is "Yes" - that is to say, they would have authority already if it could be 'proved' that Iran were interfering with Iraq (i.e., shipping arms to insurgents).

(Note: A Rice deputy apparently responded to Webb late last month, but not definitively; that response is not readily available on the web.)

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