Who will be in charge of the executive branch of government if Mitt Romney is our next President? Who will be making the decisions coming out of the White House, decisions affecting matters as crucial as the question of war or peace? When Romney ran for the 2008 nomination. he was asked a rather basic question by Chris Matthews of MSNBC during one of the many televised debates.
“Governor Romney, if you were President of the United States, would you need to go to Congress to get authorization to take military action against Iran's nuclear facilities?”
“You sit down with your attorneys and [they] tell you what you have to do,” Romney said. “But obviously, the President of the United States has to do what's in the best interest of the United States to protect us against a potential threat. The President did that when he was planning on moving into Iraq and received the authorization of Congress...."
“Did he need it?” Matthews interjected.
“You know, we're going to let the lawyers sort out what he needed to do and what he didn't need to do,” Romney replied. “But certainly what you want to do is to have the agreement of all the people in leadership of our government, as well as our friends around the world when those circumstances are available.”
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