Skip to comments.President Obama just sent this letter to Congress
Posted on 03/21/2011 1:30:36 PM PDT by Lucky9teen
THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release March 21, 2011
TEXT OF A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT TO THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE OF THE SENATE
Dear Mr. Speaker: (Dear Mr. President:)
At approximately 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, on March 19, 2011, at my direction, U.S. military forces commenced operations to assist an international effort authorized by the United Nations (U.N.) Security Council and undertaken with the support of European allies and Arab partners, to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe and address the threat posed to international peace and security by the crisis in Libya. As part of the multilateral response authorized under U.N. Security Council Resolution 1973, U.S. military forces, under the command of Commander, U.S. Africa Command, began a series of strikes against air defense systems and military airfields for the purposes of preparing a no-fly zone. These strikes will be limited in their nature, duration, and scope. Their purpose is to support an international coalition as it takes all necessary measures to enforce the terms of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1973. These limited U.S. actions will set the stage for further action by other coalition partners.
United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973 authorized Member States, under Chapter VII of the U.N. Charter, to take all necessary measures to protect civilians and civilian populated areas under threat of attack in Libya, including the establishment and enforcement of a "no-fly zone" in the airspace of Libya. United States military efforts are discrete and focused on employing unique U.S. military capabilities to set the conditions for our European allies and Arab partners to carry out the measures authorized by the U.N. Security Council Resolution.
Muammar Qadhafi was provided a very clear message that a cease-fire must be implemented immediately.
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Where’s the Declaration of War? Where’s the invocation of the War Powers Act?
Not much gets out from Sheehan since she started badmouthing Hillary and Nanzi, but this has sent her around the bend....
Solution to the problem in Libya: They want a new Muslim leader, I say give them ours.
Impeachment Avoidance...nothing to see here...move along.
That and for Libya's oil resources of course.
I'm sure she's against latest intervention, just they haven't stuck a microphone in her face.
So Hussein pre-dated a notification to Congress and released it while promoting foreign interests in South America — the ultimate in cowardice.
LOL works for me.
He's flat out lying already. Contrary to what he says, NATO forces have already bombed tanks and cars and civilians, and have taken out the building where they thought Kaddafi was staying. And that was all done even BEFORE this lying statement was released.
It's not just a case of mission creep. It's a case of flat out lies. I guess he doesn't want to admit his real reason: to help bring the Muslim extremists to power and bring in the promised caliphate.
No doubt he hopes to be the Caliph.
It’s for the chil’run... of al Qaeda.
The request for approval is in the mail.
Bwa ha ha - love it, tks!
Should send Dennis the Menace Kusinich completely off the rails (not that he had far to go anyway).
Cindy Sheehan: Barack-A-lujah! I Have Seen The Light! OpEd
Congressional Research Service
War Powers Resolution:
Richard F. Grimmett
Specialist in International Security
February 3, 2011
This is quite recent - we are stuck with it, like it or not.
Where are the WMDs?
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