Trump Vetoes ‘Very Insulting’ Measure Limiting His Powers to Attack Iran

"The Congress shall have Power...To declare War"

Passed in the Senate in February and the House in March, the Iran War Powers Resolution appears to have come to an end on Wednesday when it was vetoed by President Trump, who insisted it was “very insulting” and dangerous to limit his ability to attack Iran.

The resolution was a preemptive War Powers Act challenge to a war with Iran, aiming to note that Congress has not in any way authorized a US war against Iran, and ordering them to stop any military actions related to this unauthorized conflict.

Trump has repeatedly argued that the Constitution gives him the absolute right to make decisions on who to attack, saying it was insulting to suggest otherwise, and that it would be dangerous to any way limit the possibility of the US carrying out preemptive attacks.

The War Powers Act gives Congress the power to limit such actions. That said, neither the House nor Senate passed the resolution with anywhere near a veto-proof majority, and that likely means Trump’s veto is the end of this particular legal challenge, for now.


  1. cechas vodobenikov says

    to oppose barbarism in amerika is “insulting”

  2. James Willy says

    Let’s hope donny takes the opportunity then and then we could watch Iran sink all there exceptional ships. Would be fun to watch yankys die by the hundreds.

    1. Ace says

      Don’t be a horse’s ass.

  3. ke4ram says

    “Trump has repeatedly argued that the Constitution gives him the absolute right to make decisions on who to attack, saying it was insulting to suggest otherwise…”

    Yes,,, but only after Congress has declared war. No where in the constitution does it give the President the power to ‘declare’ war or wage war without the consent of congress.

    The disgusting War Powers Act was passed by Congress to allow the President to wage wars. Nowhere does the Constitution give Congress the power to defer its responsibilities but Congress did so anyhow. If memory serves, Nixon vetoed the bill but Congress overrode the veto. So Congress and the nation get what they deserve… A King.

    Article 1 Section 8 Congressional power

    To declare war, grant letters of marque and reprisal, and make rules concerning captures on land and water;

  4. freewheelinfranklin543 says

    Congress has sole authority to declare war and the President isn’t commander and chief of jack shit until there is a declaration of war calling the military and militia into national service. More usurpations that will eventually lead to the destruction of America.

    1. Ace says

      The armed forces of the US are always subject to the orders of the president as commander in chief except that his domestic use of the military is limited by the Posse Comitatus Act. A DoW permits the president to fight wars in foreign countries.

  5. Charles Homer says

    As shown in this article, there is a side to the Iran-United States narrative that Washington would prefer that we forget:

    If there is one thing that history can teach us it’s that foreign nations and their leaders that try to curry “friendship” with the United States are playing a game that they are certain to lose in the long run.

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