The Bush administration is making it known that they don’t need the permission of Congress to go to war with Iraq. I would argue that a true leader wouldn’t shy away from making a solid case to Congress (and to their fellow citizens) in favor of war, if such a war were truly justified. If you can’t convince Congress, which tends to defer to the executive branch on military issues anyway, that we need to go to war, then chances are we don’t really need to go to war. Again, this further illustrates the Bush administration’s ongoing executive branch power grab — the ongoing allergy to accountability is troubling in the extreme.