This Unconstitutional War

by Ramesh Ponnuru

Andy McCarthy writes that “there should be no debating that absent a hostile invasion of our country, a forcible attack against our interests, or a clear threat against us so imminent that Americans may be harmed unless prompt action is taken, the United States should not launch combat operations without congressional approval.” He’s right. If tea partiers mean what they say about adherence to the Constitution, they ought to make an issue of this.