Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Joe Biden Comes On Strong

I've never been a big Joe Biden fan or supporter (though I do like some of the things he has to say), but in light of the recent news out of Iran (and analysis, here), this fundraising pitch from him certainly caught my eye today (emphasis in the original):

In October, when President Bush raised the specter of World War III with Iran because of its pursuit of a nuclear weapon, he knew that our own intelligence community had concluded months earlier that Iran had halted its weapons program in 2003.

This is as outrageous as it is irresponsible. It's exactly what he did in the run up to the war in Iraq in consistently exaggerating intelligence suggesting that Iraq had WMD while failing to tell the American people about intelligence concluding that it did not.

For many reasons, war with Iran is not just a bad option, it would be a disaster. So I want to be crystal clear on this: if the President takes us to war with Iran without Congressional approval, I will call for his impeachment.

The President's actions further undermine America's credibility around the world -- and the government's credibility here at home -- at a time when that credibility is at an all time low. And it injects more tension and instability into the Middle East at a time when we should be doing everything in our power to prevent that region from spiraling out of control.

Finally, someone besides Dennis Kucinich and Barbara Lee is willing to bring up the I-word. You go, Joe. Are you listening, Ms. Pelosi? Can we get you a new table for Christmas, one that will hold some Constitutional checks and balances?
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