Warren Christopher has denied that he was the pushover portrayed by "Recount", but we now have our proof that he's a fool for Bushist flim-flam. He has signed on with James Baker, who strong-armed him before, to replace the War Powers Act with the War Powers Consultation Act, which would further emasculate Congress:
It requires Congress to vote up or down on a deployment within 30 days, and it permits a cutoff of funds for deployments if approved by two-thirds of the House and Senate.What Congress is already too weak to do by majority vote, the law would now require a supermajority to do.
Of course, David Broder loves it:
[T]he Florida antagonists have devised a clever way to signal a healthy change toward bipartisanship in foreign policy.This bipartisanship, his graven idol, is what got us in the shit we're in, but he always wants more of it.
What America really needs is a Congress that will stand up to Bushists, not one that will accept crumbs from the master's table.