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topic=Hypothetical United States Attack on Iran|
|author=Jeremy Brecher, Brendan Smith
author=Jeremy Brecher & Brendan Smith|
|source=The Nation
source=The Nation|
|date=April 21, 2006
url=http://www.thenation.com/doc/20060508/attack_iran|
|url=http://www.thenation.com/doc/20060508/attack_iran
date=4/21/2006|
|quote="But the Bush doctrine of pre-emptive war, as laid out in the 2002 National Security Strategy of the United States and reiterated in 2006, claims for the President the power to attack other countries--like Iran--simply because he asserts they pose a threat. It thereby removes the decision of war and peace from Congress and gives it the President. It is, as Senator Robert Byrd put it, 'unconstitutional on its face.'"
position=Against|
quote="But the Bush doctrine of pre-emptive war, as laid out in the 2002 National Security Strategy of the United States and reiterated in 2006, claims for the President the power to attack other countries--like Iran--simply because he asserts they pose a threat. It thereby removes the decision of war and peace from Congress and gives it the President. It is, as Senator Robert Byrd put it, 'unconstitutional on its face.'"
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Author(s) Jeremy Brecher, Brendan Smith
Source The Nation
Date April 21, 2006
URL http://www.thenation.com/doc/20060508/attack_iran
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Quotes-start.png "But the Bush doctrine of pre-emptive war, as laid out in the 2002 National Security Strategy of the United States and reiterated in 2006, claims for the President the power to attack other countries--like Iran--simply because he asserts they pose a threat. It thereby removes the decision of war and peace from Congress and gives it the President. It is, as Senator Robert Byrd put it, 'unconstitutional on its face.'" Quotes-end.png


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This item argues against the position United States should attack Iran on the topic Iranian nuclear crisis.