I would like to clarify comments I made to a Sun Journal reporter that were printed in a May 30 article about an impeachment rally in Augusta.

What I tried to say was that although the Constitution mandates that only Congress can declare war – the last such declaration was in World War II. Since that time, the executive branch has found ways to circumvent the Constitution and effectively be the declarer of all subsequent wars, resulting in a grave, current constitutional crisis.

The only remedy for that, and the only way to stop the war in Iraq, is the formal, legal process of impeachment. I also stated that the major root-cause of the current war is the influence of the massive, military-industrial complex, which President Eisenhower so presciently warned the public about in 1959.

Paul Corrao, Lewiston

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