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Ted Kennedy (1932 - 2009)

Edward Moore "Ted" Kennedy (February 22, 1932 – August 25, 2009) was the second most senior Democratic United States Senator from Massachusetts. He died on August 25, 2009, from a brain tumor. He was the last surviving brother of John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy.

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  • "We cannot simply speak out against an escalation of troops in Iraq, we must act to prevent it...There can be no doubt that the Constitution gives Congress the authority to decide whether to fund military action, and Congress can demand a justification from the president for such action before it appropriates the funds to carry it out."[1]
Simple: We cannot just say "No" about sending more troops to Iraq. We must do something to stop it. The Constitution allows Congress to decide whether to fund for the military. We [the Congress] want a good reason from the President why we should fund the Iraq War.
  • "But don't you realize, that's where I sail."[2]
About the quote: While talking about the Cape Wind Project, as quoted in Cape Wind: Money, Celebrity, Class, Politics, and the Battle for Our Energy Future on Nantucket Sound (2007) by Wendy Williams and Robert Whitcomb.


  1. "Official: First wave of troops to Iraq by Jan. 30". MSNBC (January 9, 2007). Retrieved on August 25, 2009
  2. "Air Power". The New York Times (June 17, 2007). Retrieved on August 26, 2009

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