Arlen Specter is the Decider
(under Scottish law, anyway)
By Mark Kilmer Posted in War — Comments (43) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
With Congressional Democrats putting on their Commanders in Chief uniforms, the President fired back from the Oval Office on Friday:
"I'm the decision-maker, and I had to come up with a way forward that precluded disaster,'' the president said. ``Some are condemning a plan before it's even had a chance to work.''
Not so fast. Snarlin' Arlen Specter has only just begun to bark orders to the troops, and he has let the President know how he feels in is heart of hearts:
"I would suggest respectfully to the president that he is not the sole decider," Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., said during a hearing on Congress' war powers amid an increasingly harsh debate over Iraq war policy. "The decider is a shared and joint responsibility," Specter said.
I believe his powers are found under Scottish law.