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Procedure to force pull-out from Iraq?

I am curious: In the US Constitution, is there a legal procedure available to Congress to force Bush to put an end to the occupation of Iraq, or is he on his own? Is that the kind of thing impeachment allows to do? Thx.
Permalink Fred 
August 18th, 2005
Congress has the "Power of the Purse".

At any given time, they can cut funding and *in theory* a pullout would have to occur.
Permalink KC 
August 18th, 2005
I guess they can just surrender...
Permalink Flasher T 
August 18th, 2005
Yep - they hold the purse strings, but have refused to use it over and over and over again.

Permalink Philo 
August 18th, 2005
Congress isn't a separate branch of government anymore. They are just the presidents biatches.
Permalink son of parnas 
August 18th, 2005
The repubs control both houses of congress. I predict zero chance of cutting the budget for the war.
Permalink Peter 
August 18th, 2005
At one time the congress had the power to make war, which has since been ceded to the executive.

And you can only imagine the media circus that would surround the congress "starving the troops".

So no, its not gonna happen.
Permalink Duff 
August 18th, 2005
Oops, you found an error!