(Liberty Bell) – Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) penned a letter to her colleagues in the House on Sunday revealing a new “War Powers Resolution” which is essentially a pre-emptive surrender to Iran in our latest military conflict with the Islamic nation.
Let that sink in.
Pelosi’s letter begins with the declaration that President Donald Trump’s airstike on General Qasem Soleimani, top Iranian general and lader of the terrorist Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IGRC) Quds Force, a man responsible for the deaths of hundreds of Americans and thousands of others, who was behind the recent attacks on the US Embassy in Baghdad, was “provocative and disproportionate,” a suggestion that the attack was illegal and could constitute a war crime under international law.
This is it, folks. The Democrats are so ardently anti-Trump they are officially fully and completely anti-American.
In Monday’s Wall Street Journal, Harvard Law School professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz, a registered Democrat, by the way, argued that the strike was not only lawful but so much so it was an “easy call”: “The president has the constitutional authority to take military actions, short of declaring war, that he and his advisers deem necessary to protect American citizens. This authority is extremely broad, especially when the actions must, by their nature, be kept secret from the intended target.”
But Pelosi, who is hellbent on destroying the whole country if it means she can undermine Trump, is signaling that the House will declare the president’s action illegal under international law.
The letter further claims that Trump’s action “endangered our servicemembers, diplomats and others by risking a serious escalation of tensions with Iran” — placing the responsibility for violence not on Iran, which recently attacked a U.S. Navy drone; a Saudi oil field; and, via proxies, Americans soldiers and civilians in Iraq; but on the United States, which had restrained itself until the recent assault by an Iranian-backed militia on the embassy.
The letter goes on to describe a new resolution that would “limit the President’s military actions regarding Iran,” essentially signaling a surrender in the potential conflict before the Iranian regime itself had managed to respond.
Pelosi adds that the resolution “reasserts Congress’s long-established oversight responsibilities by mandating that if no further Congressional action is taken, the Administration’s military hostilities with regard to Iran cease within 30 days.” Under current law, the War Powers Act of 1973 limits the time that a president can lead a military effort, without formal authorization, to 60 days following a required presidential report to Congress when hostilities begin.
Pelosi says the new resolution is similar to a Senate bill by Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA), Hillary Clinton’s running mate in 2016, which would amount to an effective surrender to Iran by signaling that the president did not have the support of Congress when he struck back at the nation.
It would impose a new deadline for any military action, giving Iran even greater freedom to strike back further.
Ironically, the resolution would force the president to choose even more drastic measures to combat the terrorist nation.
By declaring the attack “provocative and disproportionate,” the resolution also invites international prosecution of the president, as well as members of the administration and the military itself, who carry out his orders. The U.S. does not recognize the authority of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to prosecute Americans for war crimes, but the ICC takes a different view, and a future Democratic administration might well side with the ICC instead.
Pelosi’s letter indicates that the new “War Powers Resolution” will be introduced and voted on this week. She has not yet indicated when she will transfer the articles of impeachment passed by the House on Dec. 18 to the Senate, which she claims is a necessary prerequisite to the Senate holding a trial on the president’s removal from office.