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Bush: I’m Sending More Troops To Iraq No Matter What Congress Does

By Judd Legum on January 14, 2007 at 10:59 am

"Bush: I’m Sending More Troops To Iraq No Matter What Congress Does"

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This week, Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) introduced a resolution requiring President Bush to gain new congressional authorization before escalating the War in Iraq.

President Bush, however, says that he is going to send more troops to Iraq no matter what Congress does. Watch an excerpt from his 60 Minutes interview tonight:

[flv http://video.thinkprogress.org/2007/01/bushiraq.320.240.flv]

Legal scholars on the right and left agree that Congress has the legal power to prevent an escalation or end the war completely.

Transcript:

Q: If you have the authority to put the troops in there no matter what the Congress wants to do.

BUSH: I think I’ve got, in this situation I do, yeah. I fully understand they could try to stop me from doing it. But I’ve made my decision. And we’re going forward.

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