McClatchy on Iran

I was going to write something about this alarming story by McClatchy reporter Matt Stearns about Bush’s continuing interest in attacking Iran. But Nell of A Lovely Promise already said everything I had to say:

Stearns vastly overstates Congressional opposition to a U.S. military strike in Iran. This passage made my jaw drop:

It’s been the consensus for months among the Democrats who hold the majority that Bush must get congressional authorization before any military strike [on Iran].

Orilly? Then why was a provision requiring such an authorization stripped from the Democratic leadership’s version of the Pentagon supplemental spending bill in April before ever coming to a vote? Why did a similar standalone bill go down to defeat in May with 100 Democratic members voting against it? And why does Stearns not even mention either event?

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