Tuesday, May 24, 2011

What War Powers Act?

The whole point of the rule of law, of course, is that the laws have to apply to everyone.

The problem with the War Powers Act is that it does not have an effective enforcement mechanism. It relies on Congress and Congress has no backbone these days.

This illustrates yet another of the many ways in which Obama is essentially the same as Bush II or, put differently, it illustrates that it is very difficult even for the president to push back against the institutions that surround the office.

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