UPI reports that a congressional

UPI reports that a congressional delegation has filed a lawsuit seeking to restrain President Bush from going to war with Iraq without congressional authorization. I suspect it will get nowhere, because courts have been extremely reluctant to intervene in such “political questions,” especially in the foreign affairs arena. Not to mention that Congress has authorized Bush to do what he sees fit here, both generically with the 1973 War Powers Act (which gives any President 60, really 90, days to do what he needs before seeking approval) and specifically for Iraq in the resolution of several months back. Don’t they remember all the Democrats who were defeated for reelection this past November for voting against this resolution?

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