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Summary: CON will argue that the President’s hands should not be tied. Presidents throughout history have engaged in wars without Congress being called every time — in over 100 incidents, in fact — so what’s the big deal?
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About "Presidential War Powers (CON)"
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CON will argue that the President’s hands should not be tied. Presidents throughout history have engaged in wars without Congress being called every time — in over 100 incidents, in fact — so what’s the big deal? Congress is normally too paralyzed politically to deal with issues of war. They really just want the President to handle it. If it succeeds, they will claim success since they funded it. If it fails, they will blame the President for getting us into a war they didn’t authorize. This is a body that cannot be trusted to properly manage a war, and they will mess it up if we give them the chance. In addition, setting dates in advance for troop withdrawals sends signals to our enemies that they can run out the clock and beat us on the battlefield if they know a vote is coming up.
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