Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter 1 Share on LinkedIn Share on Reddit Tell A Friend Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites
OpEdNews Op Eds

Congress Is Pushing Back Against Trump's Dangerously Ignorant Nuclear Threats

By       Message John Nichols       (Page 1 of 2 pages)     Permalink    (# of views)   2 comments

Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; , Add Tags
Add to My Group(s)

View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com Headlined to H2 8/11/17

Author 29155
Become a Fan
  (22 fans)
- Advertisement -

From The Nation

Members of Congress are telling the president he has no authority to launch a preemptive attack anywhere.

From youtube.com: Rep. John Conyers {MID-151008}
Rep. John Conyers
(Image by YouTube, Channel: Democracy Now!)
  Permission   Details   DMCA

John Conyers knows a good deal more than Donald Trump does about the Korea Peninsula -- and a lot more about the Constitution.

- Advertisement -

So it is worth noting that Conyers has taken a lead in organizing congressional opposition to Trump's bombastic threats about unleashing "fire and fury" on North Korea. He has precisely what our "locked and loaded" president lacks: the wisdom that extends from experience.

As a young volunteer with the Michigan National Guard, Conyers was called up to serve with the 1279th Combat Engineers in the Korean War. He was in the war zone for a year as a lieutenant supervising repairs and replacements of Army aircraft.

When Conyers got home, he went to law school and then, with the encouragement of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., began a political career that would eventually see him chair the House Judiciary Committee. His decades of experience with congressional oversight of successive presidents during the undeclared wars of the 1960s and '70s in Southeast Asia, during Ronald Reagan's illegal interventions in Central America in the 1980s, and during the Bush-Cheney wars in the Persian Gulf have made him an expert on questions about when and how presidents may steer the country into conflict.

- Advertisement -

Based on his experience, Conyers argues that Trump is getting everything wrong when he answers North Korean saber rattling with American saber rattling.

"As a veteran of the Korean War, I am ashamed that our Commander-in-Chief is conducting himself in a reckless manner that endangers our troops stationed in Korea and our regional allies," explains the Michigan Democrat. "Trump must immediately cease talk of pre-emptive war -- which must be authorized by Congress -- and commit to the diplomatic path advocated by both American experts and the South Korean government."

Conyers is right. And his position has attracted considerable support in Congress. For instance, while Trump claims to be concerned about threats to Guam, the congressional representative from Guam, Madeleine Bordallo, says she agrees with Conyers.

Click Here to Read Whole Article

 

Ad info: click here

Top Content
in the Last 2 Days
(by Page Views)

Measles Vaccine Kills Two Samoan 1 Year Old Babies~No Vaccine Reports for 30 years! Health and Human Services Negligence by Stephen Fox (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

The Fog Of Truth by Robert B. Reich (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

What the U.S. Ruling Class and the Repubs. are Most Afraid Of by Steven Jonas (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Julian Lin is Mrs. Secretary-General to supporters in Taiwan Civil Government by Michael Richardson (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Treason... by Kathy Malloy (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Have Mueller and Rosenstein Finally Gone Too Far? by Thomas Knapp (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Brett Kavanaugh--This Confirmed FASCIST Must NOT Be Confirmed to the Supreme Court by Revolution Newspaper (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Roger Lin's mission to expel the Republic of China from Taiwan interrupted by fraud arrest by Michael Richardson (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Is President Trump A Traitor Because He Wants Peace With Russia? by Paul Craig Roberts (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Republicans should never again recite the Pledge of Allegiance by Michael Payne (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

At the Trumputin Mob Summit, Fredo Kisses Much More Than Don Corleone's Ring by Harvey Wasserman (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Echoes Past and Future: Helsinki Goon Show Masks the Real Rot That Bedevils Us by Chris Floyd (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Only God Can Save Us from Nature's 2025 Deadline: Listen to Pope Francis on Climate Change by Mike Rivage-Seul (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Putin says it was Hillary who got Russian campaign help -- $400M channeled thru CIA Posted by Daniel Geery (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Trump is a sad, embarrassing wreck of a man: Conservative Opnion Posted by Meryl Ann Butler (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Jeff Sessions' Authority Defense for Cruelty of 'Just Following Orders' Has a Grim History by Bernard Starr (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

US Media is Losing Its Mind Over Trump-Putin Press Conference by Joe Lauria (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

The Politics of Cruelty by John Grant (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Truth, Trump and the Washington Post by Dean Baker (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

A Spirited, Substantive Debate on the Trump-Putin Summit, Russia, and U.S. Politics by Glenn Greenwald (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Can the Brit's Baby Trump Blimp Come Play at Trump's DC Military Parade? by Medea Benjamin (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Daily Inspiration; Journalism has never been about truth by Josh Mitteldorf (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Meet the Reporter Dragged from Trump-Putin Press Conference for Trying to Ask About Nuclear Treaty by Democracy Now (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Trump and Putin: the New Axis Alliance? by Chuck Pennacchio (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Amos & Jesus Agree: America's Not the Greatest Country in the World! by Mike Rivage-Seul (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Go To Top 50 Most Popular

- Advertisement -
Classics of Liberal Thinking

Progressive Radio Links