Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Key Video From Judiciary Committee Hearings On Iraq has put up some great video showing highlights of the Senate Judiciary Committee meeting chaired by Russ Feingold (D-WI) Tuesday, in which the constitutionality of Congress ending the Iraq war through the power of the purse was discussed.

Senator Feingold starts the hearing, saying that on election day "the American people expressed their opinion on the war in Iraq in the most significant and meaningful way possible -- they voted. And with those votes, they sent a clear message that they disagree with this war and they want our involvement in it to stop."

Arlen Specter (R-PA) even stepped up to the plate, telling George W. Bush that "he is not the sole 'decider'" and that "the 'decider' is a shared and joint responsibility" with the Congress.

Dick Durbin (D-IL) challenged the continuing validity of the authorization to use force in Iraq, granted in October of 2002, and smacked down the notion that opposing Bush administration policy is "emboldening the enemy."

And some general highlights…

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