IDIOCRACY….Curt Weldon’s latest bright idea:

The second-ranking Republican on the House Armed Services Committee, who is a strong supporter of the U.S. military mission in Iraq, has drafted a resolution that would give military commanders ? instead of President Bush or Secretary of Defense Don Rumsfeld ? decision-making authority over when American troops should return home….Weldon is one of the foremost Republican military experts in the House.

….Weldon initially contemplated introducing his proposal as regular legislation, but opted instead for a sense of the House resolution after learning that legislation would conflict with the president?s constitutional war powers.

Let me get this straight. Weldon is one of the “foremost Republican military experts in the House,” but he didn’t realize that stripping the president of the authority to determine troop dispositions would be a plainly unconsitutional infringement of his commander-in-chief powers? Apparently the Republican Party really is a living, breathing example of the fictional world of Idiocracy. How else could a guy like Weldon rise to the top of the heap?

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