[Clips] US CODE: Title 50,1811. Authorization during time of war

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Wed Dec 21 00:00:03 PST 2005


On Tue, Dec 20, 2005 at 09:04:30PM -0600, J.A. Terranson wrote:
> On Tue, 20 Dec 2005, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
>
> > Yes, Bob. For a period not to exceed fifteen calendar days. Following
> > a declaration of war. By the congress.
>
> Which declaration we are missing.
>
> There is no formal state of war here.

"We always have been at war with Oceania bin Laden".

It is remarkable that in the U.S. lying about the location of
the presidential dick is almost enough for impeachment, whereas
starting wars and trampling all over the Constitution doesn't
even raise eyebrows.

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