Iraq Supplemental

Here’s what’s gonna happen.

The conference will report out a bill with some kind of withdrawal language, and the President will sign it with a “signing statement.” He will insist that the conduct of war is part of the President’s Article II powers, and therefore the language in the bill is meaningless.

As much as I hate to say it, that’s a non-trivial argument. Full-on defunding is really the only thing I can see that’s Constitutionally perfect.