Posted by andreas from p3EE3C231.dip.t-dialin.net (184.108.40.206) on Monday, October 07, 2002 at 7:50AM :
In Reply to: THE BANALITY OF THE WAR PARTY posted by andreas from p3EE3BFEB.dip.t-dialin.net (220.127.116.11) on Monday, October 07, 2002 at 6:12AM :
I warned you of Committee Chairman Henry Hyde (R-IL):
See my earlier postings:
1) "Worst Fascist Crowd Supporting(?) Assyrians - andreas 3:11AM 09/21/2002
2) Hyde:WhereMoreThanTime&SpaceAreWarped - andreas 8:19AM 09/21/2002
Please check especially the following paragraph from "THE BANALITY OF THE WAR PARTY":
" [...] Opening the proceedings on the second day, Committee Chairman Henry Hyde (R-IL) told his fellow committeemen they could offer all the amendments to the resolution they wanted, just as long as it was understood that there would be no amending the resolution. The committee wasted an entire day hearing proposed amendments that would never be adopted. Presumably this was meant to be a kind of "group therapy" to make people feel as if they were playing some sort of important role in a democratic process. In response to Rep. Paul's concerns about violating the Constitution, Hyde had this to say: "There are things in the Constitution that have been overtaken by events." Indeed. When Paul suggested that Congress vote on a declaration of war instead of approving the war resolution, Hyde said that the problem with war declarations was that they were inconvenient because they affected existing contracts, insurance policies, etc. In other words, we can't allow such a trifling matter as the slaughter of thousands of people to get in the way of something as important as commerce. [...]"
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