Gore Vidal speaks out in the Minneapolis/Saint Paul City Pages.
Vidal: Well, the Congress has ceded–which it cannot do–but it has ceded its power to declare war. That is written in the Constitution. It’s the most important thing in the Constitution, ultimately. And having ceded that to the Executive Branch, he can declare war whenever he finds terrorism. Now, terrorism is a wonderful invention because it doesn’t mean anything. It’s an abstract noun. You can’t have a war against an abstract noun; it’s like having a war against dandruff. It’s meaningless.
Vidal covers a wide variety of topics, from evil credit card companies to Clinton. A great read.