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White House defends the legality of Libya mission
AP ^ | June 16, 2011 | N/A

Posted on 06/16/2011 12:12:52 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar

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Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., who has introduced a resolution similar to the House measure, said he was amazed that the administration did not believe U.S. forces were facing "hostilities" in Libya, saying generals have told lawmakers otherwise in classified briefings.

"The way the administration handled this entire affair left people on both sides of the aisle very perplexed," said Corker, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Adding to the congressional pressure on Obama, a bipartisan group of 10 lawmakers on Wednesday sued the president for taking military action against Libya without war authorization from Congress. The lawmakers said Obama violated the Constitution in bypassing Congress and using international organizations like the United Nations and NATO to authorize military force.

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"U.S. operations do not involve sustained fighting or active exchanges of fire with hostile forces, nor do they involve the presence of U.S. ground troops, U.S. casualties or a serious threat thereof, or any significant chance of escalation into a conflict characterized by those factors," the report said.

(Excerpt) Read more at mlive.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: gaddafi; libya; nato; noflyzone; obama; oup; un; warpowers
Either the White House has no idea what is going on, or, they are lying.
1 posted on 06/16/2011 12:12:56 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar

- White House defends the legality of Libya mission

If it were a Republican the headline would read:

White House attempts to defend the legality of Libya mission


2 posted on 06/16/2011 12:16:19 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Jet Jaguar

Change the definition of war to police action then to enforcement support then to.... then just go put your head in a hole.


3 posted on 06/16/2011 1:00:50 AM PDT by Razzz42
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To: Jet Jaguar

WHY ARE LIBYAN CIVILIANS MORE EQUAL THAN IRANIAN CIVILIANS?

Where were Obama and NATO during the Green Revolution, when the basij were slaughtering protestors, hanging dissidents, and shooting down young women in the streets?

Oh, yeah. The Iranian government was the most radical and primitive Islamic faction in THAT fight!

THE OBAMA DOCTRINE:

1) IN ANY STRIFE BETWEEN MOSLEM FACTIONS, UNITED STATES DIPLOMATIC, FINANCIAL, OR MILITARY ASSISTANCE SHALL BE EXTENDED ONLY TO THE MOST MILITANT AND RETROGRADE JIHADIST FACTION, WHETHER THAT FACTION IS A GOVERNMENT ACTOR OR A POPULAR INSURGENCY.

2) IN ANY FOREIGN NATION WHERE A RADICAL ISLAMIC INSURGENCY TAKES PLACE, PROPERTY IS DESTROYED, AND PEOPLE ARE THREATENED, INJURED OR KILLED, THE DISSIDENTS SHALL BE RECOGNIZED AS FREEDOM FIGHTER CITIZENS OF THE WORLD STRUGGLING FOR DEMOCRACY, AND REWARDED WITH SUBSIDIES DERIVED FROM THE SURPLUS WEALTH OF THE UNITED STATES. FURTHER, LEADERSHIP OF THAT COUNTRY MUST BE REMOVED FROM OFFICE FORTHWITH UPON PAIN OF DEATH AND THE RANDOM DESTRUCTION OF PRIVATE PROPERTY AND IRREPLACEABLE ANTIQUITIES.

3) WITHIN THE UNITED STATES WHERE ANY NUMBER OF PEACEABLE CITIZENS GATHER TO PROCLAIM THEIR RIGHTS TO FREELY ASSEMBLE AND TO SPEAK, AND THAT GATHERING IS CRITICAL IN ANY WAY OF TOTAL FEDERAL CONTROL OVER THEIR MEDICAL CARE, FOOD, CIVIL DEFENSE, EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS OR ALLEGED RIGHTS TO OWN AND USE PRIVATE PROPERTY OR TO RETAIN ANY PORTION OF THEIR WAGES, THOSE DISSIDENTS SHALL BE CASTIGATED AS NAZIS, EXTREMISTS, RACISTS AND REVANCHIST SABOTEURS AND WRECKERS; ALL GOOD CITIZENS WILL BE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT THESE SUBVERSIVES TO THE WHITEHOUSE AND APPROPRIATE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES. WHERE PRACTICAL THEIR SIGNS AND BANNERS SHALL BE REMOVED, AND THEIR PERSONS INTIMIDATED OR BEATEN BY VOLUNTEER SHOCK PROGRESSIVES IDENTIFIED BY THEIR OBESITY AND LAVENDER SHIRTS. ANY THREAT TO THE CONTINUED LEISURE AND TRANQUILITY OF THE PRESENT REGIME, OR ADHERENCE TO DISCREDITED AND OBSOLETE INFLAMMATORY DOCUMENTS INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE BIBLE, THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE BILL OF RIGHTS, SHALL BE IDENTIFIED AS SEDITION AND INVESTIGATED.

ALL HAIL! “YES WE CAN!”


4 posted on 06/16/2011 1:09:11 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Attempting to defend the legally and ethically indefensible; never mind - they let him run for president while constitutionally unqualified and allowed him to take office illegally.

At this point, the precedent is set in stone.

Meanwhile, the American people yawn, pour themselves another beverage, and change the channel.


5 posted on 06/16/2011 1:22:03 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Jet Jaguar

Obama sn’t exactly known for holding military, national security or economic policy briefings. All those “gaffes” in public where he looks like he doesn’t know what he’s talking about, he DOESN’T know what he’s talkiing about. He holds military briefings only sporadically. Heck, he’s having his first briefing on jobs and the economy in over a MONTH, and THAT’S just script prepping for his campaign.


6 posted on 06/16/2011 3:40:26 AM PDT by cake_crumb (Obama, the Unholy, Won.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

“Previous presidents, Republicans and Democrats, have largely ignored the law, which was created as a check on their power to authorize military force.”

The writer is trying to imply that Bush never got authorization which is a lie.


7 posted on 06/16/2011 3:58:29 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: Psalm 144
WHY?

WHY IS OBAMA RISKING IMPEACHMENT TO ATTACK LIBYA?

Why is Obama hurting the US in everyway imaginable from stopping oil drilling wherever he can, attacking businesses, pushing his UNCONSTITUTIONAL health care, wanting open borders, wants CONSITITUTIONAL rights for radical terrorists? ETC. ETC.

WHY?

The answer is right in front of you but you, as an American have been trained to let the media do your thinking for you!

WHY?

The answer is E A S Y and it's right in front of you but the media will not even suggest it's a possibility much less think it's a possible answer.

Let's look at a POSSIBLE explanation: Where does Obama go to church? He says he's a CHRISTIAN but he's the strangest Christian I've ever seen.

Where did Obama go to school? We are TOLD where he went, where are his records? We are told he went to school in Indonesia which is possible ONLY if he was an Indonesian citizen? Not to get bogged down in birther, citizenship questions but my paperwork is in order and without question is valid, Obama's is questionable at best.

Anyone with an IQ even approaching room temperature knows Obama lied about so much.

They tried to compare this clown with Regan a few months ago. REALLY! How about Abraham Lincoln(?) you know Obama is an historic President.

WHO is Obama? Well everything is conjecture that can only be arrived at by OBSERVATION of his actions.

Obama wants Israel to withdraw to pre-1967 borders. Only a fool would think Israel could survive as it cannot be defended.

Obama gives $Billions to Egypt. It now appears that Egypt will be controlled by the radical Muslim Brotherhood who want nothing more than to destroy Israel.

Obama violates US Law and attacks Libya for no particular reason. If you do even a bit of research, you'll see Al Qaeda is very much a part of the strife in Libya. Obama is using the US Military to help Al Qaeda? Naw, couldn't be.

Obama does NOTHING to help freedom fighters in Iran, nothing, not even we think about your desire for freedom.

What could be happening right in front of us?

We talked about IQ even approaching room temperature but now let's talk about FUNCTIONAL IQ. If you don't use it, Forest Gump will look like a genius.

Some of the major decisions by Obama HELPS radical Muslim interests in the world and hurts America. WHY?

Because some of those $Millions that got Obama elected didn't come from the unions, they didn't come from Americans, they came from overseas. WHY?

It's pretty easy to answer now, isn't it? Obama was placed in the White House to do as much damage as possilbe. Muslims can lie to further the Muslim cause and Americans are: STUPID IS, STUPID DOES.

I don't have to fill in the rest of the puzzle, do I? You did recognize Obama loves MUSLIM freedom fighters, countries that will represent radial Islam after the US Military and $Billions of taxpayer dollars are used. Saying it another way, Obama wants Israel withdraw to your pre-1967 borders so Iran, Egypt, Libya etc. can finally kill the Jews. Then Jehad can be taken to Main Steet USA and the world can finally be MUSLIM pure.

The American press is not going to tell you we have a traitor in the White House and YOU are not going to even consider the obvious implications of Obama's actions.

8 posted on 06/16/2011 4:16:50 AM PDT by politicianslie (Democrats are COMMUNISTS, Repubs are SOCIALISTS, and Barry is a Muslim manipulating USEFUL IDIOTS)
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To: politicianslie

A great statement which deserves to be distributed far and wide! Thanks!


9 posted on 06/16/2011 4:27:41 AM PDT by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: politicianslie

A great statement which deserves to be distributed far and wide! Thanks!


10 posted on 06/16/2011 4:28:34 AM PDT by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: Berlin_Freeper

“White House attempts to defend the legality of Libya mission”

“White House attempts to defend the illegal mission in Libya”

LLS


11 posted on 06/16/2011 4:39:44 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES... a Conservative subsidiary of Reagan's party)
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To: tobyhill
"The writer is trying to imply that Bush never got authorization which is a lie."

Yep, it is.

12 posted on 06/16/2011 6:13:57 AM PDT by cake_crumb (Obama, the Unholy, Won.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

All the WH had to do in March was to go to Congress and make a case for Gudaffi’s removal. Zero would have gotten everything he wanted, even the authorization to use ground troops and an occupation force. Instead, Obama did not want to consult Congress, and instead went to the UN.


13 posted on 06/16/2011 6:23:20 AM PDT by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: Thunder90

BUT WHY does Obama think we need to attack Libya even if he risks impeachment?

See post #8.


14 posted on 06/16/2011 7:03:50 AM PDT by politicianslie (Democrats are COMMUNISTS, Repubs are SOCIALISTS, and Barry is a Muslim manipulating USEFUL IDIOTS)
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To: politicianslie
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15 posted on 06/16/2011 8:04:08 AM PDT by mdel747
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To: Psalm 144

I can actually see dear leader making a speech like that to his useful idiots and them cheering and loudly proclaiming that last line.


16 posted on 06/16/2011 9:36:05 AM PDT by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be purchased and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: mdel747
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17 posted on 06/16/2011 9:50:19 AM PDT by politicianslie (Democrats are COMMUNISTS, Repubs are SOCIALISTS, and Barry is a Muslim manipulating USEFUL IDIOTS)
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