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aw thuh ruh zay shuhn

  • n  a document giving an official instruction or command
  • n  the power or right to give orders or make decisions
    deputies are given authorization to make arrests
  • n  official permission or approval
  • n  the act of conferring legality or sanction or formal warrant

  • President Bush and Senate Republicans say they object to the Democrats' draft authorization because of provisions like making the overall intelligence budget public and creating a .
  • And that means accepting the French proposal to delay any authorization of force to a second resolution, if the Security Council judges Saddam to be in breach of the new inspection .
  • But Congressional authorization to bypass the UN is also likely to reopen the debate among Bush's advisers over just how far to pursue the diplomatic option.
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  • Joe Biden in Forbes
    In a speech last week, Sen. Joseph Biden of Delaware, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said, "I am working on legislation to repeal that authorization and replace it with a much narrower mission statement for our troops in Iraq."
  • Jon Kyl in Forbes
    If Democrats use the defense authorization bill to pander to the far left at the expense of our national security, they should expect serious opposition from Republicans,said Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz.

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