oh look…

Posted on Wednesday 28 February 2007

The University of Virginia’s Miller Center of Public Affairs — of which Philip Zelikow used to serve as Director before becoming Condi Rice’s Counselor — has announced the creation of a bipartisan commission that "will examine how the Constitution allocates the powers of beginning, conducting, and ending war." Former Secretaries of State James A. Baker III and Warren Christopher will co-chair this enterprise.

On the Commission will be:

Former Secretary of State James A. Baker III co-chair
Former Secretary of State Warren Christopher co-chair
Former U.S. Senator Slade Gorton
Former Member of Congress Lee Hamilton
Former US Trade Representative Carla Hills
Former Secretary of the Army John O. Marsh Jr.
Former US Attorney General Edwin Meese III
Former Chief Judge of the US Court of Appeals Abner Mikva
Former Commander-in-Chief of the US Atlantic Fleet J. Paul Reason
Former National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft
Woodrow Wilson School/Princeton University Dean Anne-Marie Slaughter
Brookings Institution President Strobe Talbott
[How about Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Al Gore?] 
It’s almost impossible not to say, "Oh look. Another commission for President Bush to ignore." I think we’ve all had enough of Commissions – the Iraq Study Group, the IG Report, the 911 Commission, the SSCI report, etc. We’ve had enough non-binding anything. I vote for calling Bush’s bluff and defunding the war. If he escalates anyway, move directly into impeachment proceedings. If the Senate won’t convict, change charges and do it again. At least it will identify the Republican Senators to unelect in 2008.

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