The “All Things Pondered” broadcast.
Senator James Webb: Is it the position of this administration that it possesses the authority to take unilateral action against Iran in the absence of a direct threat without congressional approval? — Senate Hearing Transcipt (Jan. 07)
Sec. Condi Rice: Senator, I’m really loathe to get into questions of the president’s authorities without a rather more clear understanding of what we are actually talking about. So let me answer you, in fact, in writing. I think that would be the best thing to do.
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