GOP Sen. Chuck Hagel of Nebraska, a potential presidential candidate, recently said that some lawmakers are suggesting impeachment proceedings for President Bush partly in reaction to his war policy. "Any president who says, I don't care, or I will not respond to what the people of this country are saying about Iraq or anything else, or I don't care what the Congress does, I am going to proceed — if a president really believes that, then there are — what I was pointing out, there are ways to deal with that," Hagel said. Do you think the president has gone too far to empower the executive branch at the expense of the legislative branch when it comes to his war policy and other issues?
While it may be more effective for the president to be conciliatory and inclusive in his military decision-making process, he has the Constitutional power to make the decisions that he has. There are no grounds for impeachment over his military decisions in Iraq.