Letters to the Editor

From April 15

Nuclear weapons

Bush overextending his powers

I am deeply concerned about the possibility that President Bush will use nuclear weaponry as noted in a recent article by Semour Hersh of the New Yorker.

President Bush continues to operate under the proposition that the approval Congress gave him in 2002 gives him the right to take any action, at any time, for any reason he deems appropriate in “fighting the war on terrorism.”

I don’t need to rehash all of the irresponsible actions he has taken since then. I want to come directly to this crucial point for the sake of my children, grandchildren and all people.

Congress needs to act immediately!

Please put forth legislation to prevent the President from any use of nuclear weaponry without specific approval by Congress. Please do so immediately.

I am not a Constitutional scholar, nor am I a lawyer. I don’t know if such a limitation on his power to kill others is “legal.” And I don’t care at this point. What I care about is that the president is taking our country on a path that could very well trigger a global nuclear war.

I truly believe our nation and the world are in serious peril. President Bush has made it clear that he believes that there is nothing to prevent him from taking any action he deems necessary.

Please Senator Murray, respond to this request. I intend to send this letter to the other leaders in Congress.



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