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President Obama just sent this letter to Congress
http://gretawire.blogs.foxnews.com/ ^ | March 21, 2011 3:24 PM | Greta Van Susteren

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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TOPICS: Military/Veterans; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: congress; libya; obama
Where's Code Pink? Where's Cindy Sheehan? Where are all the protesters now calling this the "illegal war" and that it's all for oil?

***crickets chirping***

1 posted on 03/21/2011 1:30:41 PM PDT by Lucky9teen
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To: Lucky9teen

Where’s the Declaration of War? Where’s the invocation of the War Powers Act?


2 posted on 03/21/2011 1:32:35 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Lucky9teen
Cue the crickets..
3 posted on 03/21/2011 1:34:36 PM PDT by GQuagmire (Hey now!)
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To: Lucky9teen

Not much gets out from Sheehan since she started badmouthing Hillary and Nanzi, but this has sent her around the bend....

http://www.eurasiareview.com/cindy-sheehan-barack-a-lujah-i-have-seen-the-light-oped-20032011/


4 posted on 03/21/2011 1:34:49 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Lucky9teen

Solution to the problem in Libya: They want a new Muslim leader, I say give them ours.


5 posted on 03/21/2011 1:34:54 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom!!! <sarc>)
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To: Lucky9teen

Impeachment Avoidance...nothing to see here...move along.


6 posted on 03/21/2011 1:35:18 PM PDT by John.Galt2012 (I'll take Liberty and you can keep the "Change"!)
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To: Lucky9teen
Obamah is a WAR Criminal, bombing women and children for the fun of it.

That and for Libya's oil resources of course.

7 posted on 03/21/2011 1:36:01 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Lucky9teen
so the UN gives us our orders now?


8 posted on 03/21/2011 1:36:01 PM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Lucky9teen
She's still protesting. Just the media doesn't cover her.

I'm sure she's against latest intervention, just they haven't stuck a microphone in her face.

9 posted on 03/21/2011 1:36:01 PM PDT by Palter (If voting made any difference they wouldn't let us do it. ~ Mark Twain)
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To: Lucky9teen

So Hussein pre-dated a notification to Congress and released it while promoting foreign interests in South America — the ultimate in cowardice.


10 posted on 03/21/2011 1:36:50 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: al baby

LOL works for me.


11 posted on 03/21/2011 1:37:01 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Lucky9teen
These strikes will be limited in their nature, duration, and scope.

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.

12 posted on 03/21/2011 1:37:08 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Lucky9teen

It’s for the chil’run... of al Qaeda.


13 posted on 03/21/2011 1:37:29 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Tea Party. We are the party of NO! NO to more government! NO to more spending! NO to more taxation!)
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To: Lucky9teen
Cindy did condemn it that day. DU were calling her an attention whore and calling her nuts. Well, she's consistent in her beliefs. Can't say that about the lib hypocrites that are now slamming her.
14 posted on 03/21/2011 1:37:58 PM PDT by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: treetopsandroofs

The request for approval is in the mail.


15 posted on 03/21/2011 1:39:26 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: GQuagmire

Bwa ha ha - love it, tks!


16 posted on 03/21/2011 1:43:43 PM PDT by tgusa (Investment plan: blued steel, brass, lead, copper)
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To: cripplecreek
This is incredible.

Should send Dennis the Menace Kusinich completely off the rails (not that he had far to go anyway).

17 posted on 03/21/2011 1:46:25 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: Lucky9teen

Cindy Sheehan: ‘Barack-A-lujah! I Have Seen The Light!’ – OpEd
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-backroom/2692360/posts


18 posted on 03/21/2011 1:51:00 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer (biblein90days.org))
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To: Lucky9teen

Congressional Research Service
7-5700
www.crs.gov
RL33532

Title:

War Powers Resolution:
Presidential Compliance
Richard F. Grimmett
Specialist in International Security
February 3, 2011

http://assets.opencrs.com/rpts/RL33532_20110203.pdf

This is quite recent - we are stuck with it, like it or not.


19 posted on 03/21/2011 1:53:59 PM PDT by PeteCat
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To: Lucky9teen

Where are the WMDs?


20 posted on 03/21/2011 1:59:09 PM PDT by Manic_Episode (Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps...)
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To: Lucky9teen

21 posted on 03/21/2011 2:00:08 PM PDT by Fido969
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To: thackney

22 posted on 03/21/2011 2:01:04 PM PDT by Fido969
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To: PeteCat

No, we aren’t stuck with anything. Obama is stuck with it...I don’t think we were attacked or in any situation where we might be attacked from Libya.

I think Congress will have to decide if they were properly advised of this action. Also, whether it is Constitutional to circumvent Congress and the American people and commit our Military to a UN mandate.

It is time for the rubber to meet the road with this rogue, dictatorial president. Either we have a Constitution or we don’t.


24 posted on 03/21/2011 2:06:10 PM PDT by BlessingsofLiberty (BOYCOTT NEVADA...!!!!)
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To: Lucky9teen

Letter???? The Jerk Resigned???


25 posted on 03/21/2011 2:09:33 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: Lucky9teen

I seems clear this guy Obama knows he screwed up, and is in deep doo doo.

This letter is to establish a communication on a matter he by law should have approached the Congress PRIOR to involving our Nation.

That anemic little acknowledgment at the end of the letter expressing appreciation to the members of Congress is chutzpah.


26 posted on 03/21/2011 2:10:26 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Lucky9teen
"Left unaddressed, the growing instability in Libya could ignite wider instability in the Middle East, with dangerous consequences to the national security interests of the United States."

Yeah, Obama knows he is on thin ice not having gotten Obama's approval. Even if he could define some national security interests, this doesn't rise to the criteria specified in the War Powers Act.

27 posted on 03/21/2011 2:12:48 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: al baby

brilliant

as usual

...durin the 08 presidental election I wrote something similiar

” of course Barack loves his country, it’s just that Sarah loves mine”


28 posted on 03/21/2011 2:13:51 PM PDT by advertising guy (.......... I don't crap anymore....... I Kathy Griffin...........)
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To: Col Frank Slade

Dennis needs an 8 ft ladder just to reach the rails


29 posted on 03/21/2011 2:15:16 PM PDT by advertising guy (.......... I don't crap anymore....... I Kathy Griffin...........)
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To: Cicero

This is the time to take the POS out with a very single charge of impeachment. Nothing involved, very terse. This letter is nothing but BS coming two days after an attack, which had to be planned ahead, was carried out. There was NO DISCUSSION with congress, period. In fact, the bastard waited till Congress was in recess. Now let’s see if our RINO leadership has the stones to do it. In fact, since Kucinich has already raised this spector, he should be told to put in the bill so it is a bipartisan move.


30 posted on 03/21/2011 2:43:27 PM PDT by Mouton (Government expands to fill any voids in freedom.)
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To: BlessingsofLiberty

The article discusses these issues as well as the different interpretations of how to apply the law in this circumstance. There is a lot of slop in the act and we need to understand the act and its limitations and flaws to proceed. I do believe that the President and concerned members of Congress are carefully considering this article.

Thanks
PC


31 posted on 03/21/2011 2:44:03 PM PDT by PeteCat
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To: Lurker

Bump


32 posted on 03/21/2011 2:56:44 PM PDT by dcwusmc (A FREE People have no sovereign save Almighty GOD!!! III OK We are EVERYWHERE)
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To: BlessingsofLiberty
It is time for the rubber to meet the road with this rogue, dictatorial president. Either we have a Constitution or we don’t.

The rubber has met the road on several occasions & the Constitution has been trashed. Don't expect any difference.

33 posted on 03/21/2011 3:00:39 PM PDT by Digger ((If RINO is your selection, then failure is your election))
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To: Lurker

The anti-christ in the white hut is working directly with his global government now.


34 posted on 03/21/2011 10:33:33 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: al baby

Problem Solved! I like the way you think!


35 posted on 03/21/2011 10:41:32 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: Col Frank Slade

I heard him, yes it did!


36 posted on 03/21/2011 10:42:58 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: Lucky9teen

From the letter: “I have directed these actions, which are in the national security and foreign policy interests of the United States, pursuant to my constitutional authority to conduct U.S. foreign relations and as Commander in Chief and Chief Executive.

I am providing this report as part of my efforts to keep the Congress fully informed, consistent with the War Powers Resolution. I appreciate the support of the Congress in this action.”


Wait, here is war powers act from Wikipedia:
Powers Resolution of 1973 (50 U.S.C. 1541–1548) was a United States Congress joint resolution providing that the President can send U.S. armed forces into action abroad only by authorization of Congress or if the United States is already under attack or serious threat. The War Powers Resolution requires the president to notify Congress within 48 hours of committing armed forces to military action

So NO AUTHORIZATION FROM CONGRESS and US is NOT ALREADY UNDER ATTACK. He violated the War Powers Resolution—because it did not meet the initial provisions. Fact that he informed them in 48 hours is moot. Hmmmm Hypocrite? Did not Candidate barry say President Bush did not have authority to Invade Iraq?


37 posted on 03/21/2011 10:55:53 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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