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'Limited' US Role in Libya Means No Need to Get Congressional Authorization
ABC News ^ | May 20, 2011 | Jack Trapper

Posted on 05/20/2011 9:41:27 PM PDT by bobsunshine

In an effort to satisfy those arguing he needs to seek congressional authorization to continue US military activity in accordance with the War Powers Resolution, President Obama wrote a letter to congressional leaders this afternoon suggesting that the role is now so “limited” he does not need to seek congressional approval.

“Since April 4,” the president wrote, “U.S. participation has consisted of: (1) non-kinetic support to the NATO-led operation, including intelligence, logistical support, and search and rescue assistance; (2) aircraft that have assisted in the suppression and destruction of air defenses in support of the no-fly zone; and (3) since April 23, precision strikes by unmanned aerial vehicles against a limited set of clearly defined targets in support of the NATO-led coalition's efforts.”

A senior administration official told ABC News that the letter is intended to describe “a narrow US effort that is intermittent and principally an effort to support to support the ongoing NATO-led and UN-authorized civilian support mission and no fly zone.”

“The US role is one of support,” the official said, “and the kinetic pieces of that are intermittent.”

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.abcnews.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: boehner; congress; imperialism; kingobama; libya; obama; quagmire; reid; warcriminal; warmonger; warpower; warpowers
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If Bush would have done this, the MSM and Dems would have called for Impeachment investigations now!
1 posted on 05/20/2011 9:41:30 PM PDT by bobsunshine
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To: bobsunshine

Have we committed any MONEY, TROOPS, ASSETS? If so, wouldn’t that require approval? Or does this guy just think he is king? (Spit)


2 posted on 05/20/2011 9:45:36 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Unlike the West, the Islamic world is serious.)
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To: bobsunshine

How did this Nitwit ever get in the white house?


3 posted on 05/20/2011 9:59:30 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Shut up and eat your Beans!)
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To: bobsunshine

Dear Congress,

FU

Sincerely,
Barack Hussein Obama


4 posted on 05/20/2011 10:01:32 PM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: bobsunshine

Read the replies at ABC news. People are pissed. It is amazing alot of people are getting woken up. Except the news media. When is our military going to step in. They have taken an oath to the Constitution Not the President Dammit.


5 posted on 05/20/2011 10:01:35 PM PDT by crazydad
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To: screaminsunshine

Fools, idiots, American haters, and parasites voting.


6 posted on 05/20/2011 10:04:31 PM PDT by sport
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To: bobsunshine

He’s in a win-win situation. If Congress says no we undercut NATO w long-range implications to it staying together. If Congress says yes we’re supporting the mb.


7 posted on 05/20/2011 10:07:03 PM PDT by TwoSwords (The Lord is a man of war, Exodus 15:3)
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To: bobsunshine
If Bush would have done this, the MSM and Dems would have called for Impeachment investigations now!

You took the words right off my keyboard.
8 posted on 05/20/2011 10:08:50 PM PDT by GLDNGUN
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To: bobsunshine
This is what happens when a lawyer becomes president.

-PJ

9 posted on 05/20/2011 10:09:22 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, Mexican on Cinco de Mayo, and American on Election Day.)
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To: crazydad

I saw the ABC comment board. 99 to 1 anti - Obama.


10 posted on 05/20/2011 10:17:03 PM PDT by dancusa (Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy. W. Churchill)
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To: bobsunshine

“I AM THE WON!
I DON’NEED NO STINKIN’ Congressional Approval!!”

Just ask any of my worshippers in any New York Newsroom or TV studio!


11 posted on 05/20/2011 10:17:39 PM PDT by tcrlaf (You can only lead a lib to the Truth, you can't make it think...)
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To: Political Junkie Too
This is what happens when a lawyer becomes president.

But he's not a lawyer anymore. His law license..."expired".

Nor was he ever a law professor. He was a "lecturer".

He's a whole lotta things he wasn't supposed to be. And not a whole lotta things they said he was.

12 posted on 05/20/2011 10:25:59 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: bobsunshine
Congress could defund this tomorrow. My Senators and congress critter lack the guts and they are repugnicans.
13 posted on 05/20/2011 10:27:35 PM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: bobsunshine
If Bush would have done this, the MSM and Dems would have called for Impeachment investigations now!

As the GOP controlled House should be doing on Monday am first thing.
14 posted on 05/20/2011 10:29:51 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: bobsunshine

I want to know where all the screaming anti-war liberal idiots are that yelled at GW Bush for is “illegal wars” (though he got Congressional approval)....

Oh - wait, that is racist (like every other disagreement with “The Anointed One”. No wonder that crazy preacher predicted the “End of The World” for Saturday... he probably saw Obummer as the Anti-Christ coming on the scene...


15 posted on 05/20/2011 10:30:54 PM PDT by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: goodnesswins

So, who is going to cast the stone that shatters his imperial feet made of clay mingled with iron?


16 posted on 05/20/2011 10:34:41 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946.)
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To: screaminsunshine

Because the majority of voters are the end-result of public school indoctrination, where history, especially the TRUE history of this nation, as well as an accurate portrayal of Civics is no longer taught.

Add to that, generations of welfare and other so-called “entitlements”, and I don’t think it is too hard to figure out how we got this traitor-In-Chief...


17 posted on 05/20/2011 10:46:30 PM PDT by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: bobsunshine

So much for the War Powers Act.


18 posted on 05/20/2011 10:50:16 PM PDT by Shadow44
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To: bobsunshine

19 posted on 05/20/2011 11:01:02 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Every day we now throw away things people will kill for after TEOTWAWKI)
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To: bobsunshine
It is my view that Boehner is mentally unstable. With him as our leader nothing will ever happen. And, the people who selected him know that very well.

Cry it out my darling..you just cry as mich as you want, sweetheart

I don't care who you are, this is not normal behavoir for a male. The guy has a screw loose. I'm serious.

20 posted on 05/20/2011 11:19:35 PM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: bobsunshine
If Bush would have done this, the MSM and Dems would have called for Impeachment investigations now!

I think John Boehner may have the power to do that. Maybe I'm wrong.

21 posted on 05/20/2011 11:45:30 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: screaminsunshine
How did this Nitwit ever get in the white house?

His eligibility and the constitution were ignored. Why start worrying about the US Constitution now? We can't pick and choose what's important and what's not.

It's a slippery slop and we've been sliding for some time now.

22 posted on 05/20/2011 11:47:10 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: bobsunshine

The King hath no need to ask permission of those little people beneath him.


23 posted on 05/21/2011 12:07:32 AM PDT by pankot
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To: TheBattman

As for being the Antichrist—why else do you think he pissed on Israel?


24 posted on 05/21/2011 12:10:29 AM PDT by pankot
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To: Shadow44
Agreed.

To paraphrase Daniel Webster: When laws are not enforced, you have no laws.

Therefore, repeal the War Powers Act, starting the process on Monday, 23May2011.

25 posted on 05/21/2011 2:36:07 AM PDT by jamaksin
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To: 240B

I was waching TV the other day, and they were showing Boehner at a commencement. He was standing there, crying. IT was bizarre.


26 posted on 05/21/2011 2:59:28 AM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: dancusa

Lots of negative comments at Huff Post also.


27 posted on 05/21/2011 3:40:39 AM PDT by Atlantan
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To: bobsunshine

The GOP in the US COngress support Obama,
support his treason, support his attack on Israel,
support his help of al Qaeda and Ikhwan.

The GOP by their silence is complicit. Every single one.


28 posted on 05/21/2011 4:25:47 AM PDT by Diogenesis ( Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: Diogenesis

Will the feckless putzes in Congress ever tire of nobama wiping his a** with the Constitution?


29 posted on 05/21/2011 4:32:51 AM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: screaminsunshine

“How did this Nitwit ever get in the white house?”

Because the in the tank idiot media did their best to get him elected.....and now they protect most of his gross incompetence. And this statement applies to the author of this article, Jake Tapper.


30 posted on 05/21/2011 5:07:02 AM PDT by AlphaOneAlpha
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To: PghBaldy

This is what I was trying to post
Boehner crying

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nK1Z3RQF_TE


31 posted on 05/21/2011 5:13:14 AM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: bobsunshine

Strange. I always thought that bombing another country was an act of war, no matter how “limited”.


32 posted on 05/21/2011 5:18:16 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: bobsunshine

This A-Hole will sooner see this country unravel rather than be constrained by anything that would conflict with his narcissist ego.

If the Congress had any balls at al they would threaten impeachment - immediately.

But I’m fairly sure they won’t.

What an F’d up country this is becoming.


33 posted on 05/21/2011 5:29:37 AM PDT by R0CK3T
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Thanks bobsunshine.
[Zero] wrote a letter to congressional leaders this afternoon suggesting that the role is now so "limited" he does not need to seek congressional approval. "Since April 4," the president wrote, "U.S. participation has consisted of: (1) non-kinetic support to the NATO-led operation, including intelligence, logistical support, and search and rescue assistance; (2) aircraft that have assisted in the suppression and destruction of air defenses in support of the no-fly zone; and (3) since April 23, precision strikes by unmanned aerial vehicles against a limited set of clearly defined targets in support of the NATO-led coalition's efforts."
So, it wasn't necessary because it was a "kinetic military action", and now it's not necessary because it's "non-kinetic"? Tell us, Zero, when do you think that it *is* necessary?


34 posted on 05/21/2011 5:37:31 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: TwoSwords

/bingo


35 posted on 05/21/2011 5:42:57 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: bobsunshine
“U.S. participation has consisted of: (1) non-kinetic support to the NATO-led operation, including intelligence, logistical support, and search and rescue assistance; (2) aircraft that have assisted in the suppression and destruction of air defenses in support of the no-fly zone; and (3) since April 23, precision strikes by unmanned aerial vehicles against a limited set of clearly defined targets in support of the NATO-led coalition's efforts.”

So let's say Cuba was doing the same thing to Miami and the Florida Keys would we consider that a war?

36 posted on 05/21/2011 5:43:55 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: tsowellfan

slop is right!


37 posted on 05/21/2011 5:45:11 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (Congress doesn't care a damn about "we the people")
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To: bobsunshine; crazydad; GLDNGUN; dancusa; tcrlaf; TheBattman; ApplegateRanch; Shadow44; ...

As tcrlaf notes, he’ll have full support from the partisan media shills.

And more importantly, no matter what, the entire body of black voters (present company excepted) will vote for him as a nearly-solid bloc.

And the DNC will work for him non-stop, no doubt about it. They work harder because Democrats were in the minority from Grover Cleveland until FDR, and they know it. And they’ve only managed to hang on to the House because of gerrymandering and vote fraud since then.

And no matter what, his previous constituency will stick with him for the most part, because A) they want no drilling, B) they believe the global warming B.S., C) they support abortion on demand, D) they want the gov’t to pay for their TV and radio agitprop and want our views to go undistributed, E) they want the 2nd Amendment repealed, the flag burned, taxes raised, and F) they are die-hards regarding their own political brand-consciousness.


38 posted on 05/21/2011 5:56:34 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: bobsunshine

The thing is, though, that Congress could force Obama to “Finish the job” in Libya by authorizing the use of ground troops and shock and awe tactics, and force him to arrest Gudaffi.


39 posted on 05/21/2011 5:57:49 AM PDT by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: bobsunshine

The scathing comments at the ABC News site are interesting. The fact that ABC ALLOWED those comments is fascinating!


40 posted on 05/21/2011 6:06:02 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: 240B

cc: The American people


41 posted on 05/21/2011 6:21:41 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: bobsunshine

Most of Obama’s base thinks “kinetic” is a place in New England.


42 posted on 05/21/2011 6:26:56 AM PDT by denydenydeny (Rage all you want, looters & moochers, but the gods of the copybook headings are your masters now.)
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To: bobsunshine

How’s that ‘rule of law’ working out for ya, America? =.=


43 posted on 05/21/2011 6:36:30 AM PDT by cranked
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To: bobsunshine
Destruction of air defenses, Enforcing a No-Fly zone, precision strikes, a limited set of clearly defined targets??? Sounds like Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941 to me.

That ain't war??

44 posted on 05/21/2011 6:37:25 AM PDT by CharlyFord
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To: screaminsunshine; xzins; blue-duncan
How did this Nitwit ever get in the white house?

As they say on American Idol: "America voted and here are the results"

45 posted on 05/21/2011 6:37:37 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: TwoSwords

Curious as to the “what me worry” aspect about NATO. Personally think we should can NATO, and put it on the shelf.

If there’s need of an alliance in the future we can create that alliance quickly in todays modern high tech World.

Perhaps if we did can NATO, the message would be clearly sent to pull their Socialist heads out of their Socialist butts ‘cause we ain’t gonna be there to die for their stupidity again.


46 posted on 05/21/2011 6:48:31 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: screaminsunshine

“How did this Nitwit ever get in the white house?”

The kinetic media.


47 posted on 05/21/2011 6:52:24 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: screaminsunshine

“How did this Nitwit ever get in the white house?”

1. A very high percentage of uneducated voters
2. Voter fraud and corruption
3. Conflicts within the ranks of Republican party voters

#4. Overall, I think God is allowing us to have the leaders spawned by our growing secularism and culture of death, a huge segment of which no longer admires and aspires to VIRTUE.


48 posted on 05/21/2011 6:54:20 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: bobsunshine

If members of Congress can’t find their...members, and start impeachment proceedings, we the people should start recall proceedings where the law allows. Torches and pitchforks anywhere else.


49 posted on 05/21/2011 6:56:17 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (I stand with Israel!)
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To: AlphaOneAlpha

The Political Ruling Class is due for a takedown. I wonder if the people will purge the Republican Party of them or form a new party. The GOP is going the way of the Whigs.


50 posted on 05/21/2011 6:56:21 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (Shut up and eat your Beans!)
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