In case you haven't been paying attention, the Child King is gearing up for another preemptive war, this time against the sovereign state of Iran. With a run-up that's eerily similar to the trail of lies that led to Bush's war in Iraq, worries abound among responsible public policy makers in Congress.
Which brings us to the dramatically differing opinions of Congressman Patrick McHenry and Congressman Walter Jones, as reported by the Winston Salem Journal.
Rep. Walter Jones, R-3rd, was joined by a handful of Republican and Democratic colleagues Thursday as he introduced a resolution calling for the president to come to Congress to explain any plans to attack Iran before they happen. "One of the many lessons from our involvement in Iraq is that Congress needs to ask the right questions prior to exercising its Constitutional authority to approve the use of military force.... There is growing concern, justified or not, that administration officials are contemplating military action against Iran, " said Jones, who is an outspoken critic of the war in Iraq.
"Absent a national emergency, or an imminent attack by Iran upon the United States or its armed forces, the president must consult with Congress ... before initiating any use of military force against Iran," Jones said.
Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-10th, thinks that trying to eliminate the potential for a military strike is a bad idea. He said he respects Jones, but they "see things a little differently. Iran is certainly a problem for us. I don't think we should limit our options," McHenry said.
Pardon my French, but McHenry is a fucking idiot. Not limit our options? As in don't limit the options of an insane president to start another preemptive war based on lies, faulty intelligence, and a desire to preserve his non-existent legacy?
The people of McHenry's district should be ashamed of themselves for sending this lapdog moron back to Congress.