Thursday, 11 January 2007
Sen. Joe Biden just informed Secretary of State Condeleezza Rice that, should the Bush administration attempt to cross over into Iran without Congressional approval, such action will provoke a "constitutional confrontation."
Sen. Biden is the chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
(I am listening to the Senate Foreign Relations committee hearing on Iraq, via C-Span3. I think it's about to conclude. I thought his remark so significant you needed to know right away, rather than wait for a news story to appear.)
Sen. Biden further told Secretary Rice that Bush's escalation plan is a "tragic mistake." Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) inserted a remark that the Marines have already been told that their stays in Iraq will be extended. Sen. Biden reiterated that every senator supports the troops and is amazed by the "overwhelming commitment" of the troops.
I'm adding the contact info I posted a few days ago. You know the drill.
SENATE FOREIGN RELATIONS COMMITTEE
Chair: Joe Biden (D-DE)
Phones: 202-224-3953 (majority) | 202-224-4651 (minority)
Faxes: 202-224-5011 (majority) | 202-224-0836 (minority)
Dirksen Senate Office Building 450, Washington, D.C. 20510
Via VISI.COM: A full list of all current members of the Senate Foreign Relations committee, and their contact information, including e-mail forms.