Congress cannot run a war
But that appears to be what Congress is trying to do with efforts to stop the increase in troop strength in Iraq.
Our efforts there are designed to help elected officials proceed to create a living democracy that will help put an end to violence by terrorists and other groups that threaten the world.
Perhaps Congress can regulate the amount of money it appropriates for such a war but it is nonsensical to think that it can decide on the strategy needed to win. How many troops from our armed services should be sent there to do the job is a decision that only a leader can logically make. And that leader in this case is the administration.
If we are to carry out the job of trying to make the Mid-East a safer place where terrorism that can invade our shores is not born, then we must have one leader deciding how to do it. We can’t stop the battle in the middle of action to debate and vote on how many troops to send in.
Congress let the President and people know on which side its majority stands. Now it should step aside and let the President run our side of the conflict. It’s a one-man job if we want any sort of success in the effort.
Subscribe Today and Save!!!
St. Charles Herald-Guide is an award-winning newspaper that covers all aspects of St. Charles Parish - from schools and parish government news to social events, features on our local residents and sports.
Order your subscription today!
After finishing last season 14-1 and losing a host of key players to graduation,...
Although Randall “Randy” Harvey had an idea he might be named Destrehan High School...
HBO is back in St. Charles Parish filming an eight-part series called “Quarry” that...
A St. Rose man has received a mandatory sentence of life in prison for the 2012...
Ashlyn Frahm is this year’s salutatorian for Destrehan High School (DHS)....
Your Sears Hometown Store offering appliances, mattresses, tools, lawn and garden supplies and more. Conveniently located in Boutte, Louisiana.
HHS golf tournament offers chance at free SUV - 877 views
Hahnville High School is sponsoring a golf tournament on Friday, May 22 at the Ormond Country Club, located at 10 Villere Drive in Destrehan.