July 9, 2008 1 Comment
There is a particularly interesting McCain quote in a recent article about the proposal by former Secretaries of State Jim Baker and Warren Christopher to make changes to the 1973 War Powers Act:
In a Republican presidential debate last October, Senator John McCain, the likely Republican presidential candidate, said he would take military action without going to Congress first, “if the situation is that it requires immediate action to ensure the security of the United States of America.”
“That’s what you take your oath to do when you’re inaugurated as president,” Mr. McCain said.
Actually, no, Johnny. The President does not take an oath to protect the United States, but to protect the Constitution.