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View Poll Results: Should Congress limit Trump's authority to launch a nuclear first strike?
Yes, Congress should limit his authority 39 55.71%
No, Congress should not limit his authority. 31 44.29%
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Old 11-14-2017, 06:32 AM
 
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Yes you were fine with them using conventional bombs to kill people, but now you are concerned. You and your ilk should give the hypocrisy a rest.
I was opposed to the Iraq War and can agree with you on it. But this thread is about nuclear weapons. C'mon, you're smarter than that.
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Old 11-14-2017, 07:12 AM
 
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I was opposed to the Iraq War and can agree with you on it. But this thread is about nuclear weapons. C'mon, you're smarter than that.
Frank isn't talking just Iraq... drone bombings in foreign lands other than Iraq and Afghanistan.
Ghaddafi is one off the top of my head.

His context is similar to that of the great firearm argument...

How is one device okay (any semi auto chambered in 223/556) and another not(AR15)?

Afterall I thought liberals wanted Trump impeached? Wouldn't you want him to launch a nuke to start war without congressional approval? Or without secretary of defenses approval to use one where we are at war?
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Old 11-14-2017, 07:26 AM
 
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Nothing to do with Trump, a nuclear first strike, one not prompted by an attack on US interests, should require a Declaration of War be issued by Congress.
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Old 11-14-2017, 07:31 AM
 
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Nothing to do with Trump, a nuclear first strike, one not prompted by an attack on US interests, should require a Declaration of War be issued by Congress.
Agree 100%.


If he is using nukes because we have been attacked or and attempt was made then let them do their job, preemptive is another story all together.
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Old 11-14-2017, 07:35 AM
 
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Nothing to do with Trump, a nuclear first strike, one not prompted by an attack on US interests, should require a Declaration of War be issued by Congress.
I agree with this. Though the fact is that this issue is only being raised because Trump is in power. If he were not, these hearing would not even be held.
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Old 11-14-2017, 07:37 AM
 
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Frank isn't talking just Iraq... drone bombings in foreign lands other than Iraq and Afghanistan.
Ghaddafi is one off the top of my head.

His context is similar to that of the great firearm argument...

How is one device okay (any semi auto chambered in 223/556) and another not(AR15)?

Afterall I thought liberals wanted Trump impeached? Wouldn't you want him to launch a nuke to start war without congressional approval? Or without secretary of defenses approval to use one where we are at war?
I did not agree with Iraq or Libya or any other major foreign military intervention save Afghanistan after 9/11.

As to your other thoughts, well..,let's just say they should have stayed in your head.
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Old 11-14-2017, 07:37 AM
 
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I agree with this. Though the fact is that this issue is only being raised because Trump is in power. If he were not, these hearing would not even be held.

I think his juvenile tirades on Twitter may have something to do with it too.
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Old 11-14-2017, 07:39 AM
 
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I think his juvenile tirades on Twitter may have something to do with it too.
Exactly, that is what I meant. It is his conduct that has raised all these issues and justifiably so.
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Old 11-14-2017, 07:40 AM
 
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lmao...What nonsense. All those having this hearing need to go, they are useless. There is corruption from top to the bottom in all of Congress and this is what they have hearings on. It's a distraction folks, they are trying to steer things away from their own failed policies and corruption.
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Old 11-14-2017, 07:42 AM
 
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I agree with this. Though the fact is that this issue is only being raised because Trump is in power. If he were not, these hearing would not even be held.
He is just the eye opener, this suggestion should be applied to All future Presidents, and it is almost surprising that no one has suggested it before now.
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