Skip to comments.Report: Obama overruled lawyers on Libya air war
Posted on 06/17/2011 9:37:22 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
President Barack Obama decided he could continue the air war in Libya without congressional approval despite rulings to the contrary from Justice Department and Pentagon lawyers, according to published reports.
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NOW we can impeach him. Oh wait, we’ve got Boner in charge. Never mind.
Will they demand that nobel peace prize back?
Anyone for impeachment?
Let’s just defeat him. A total lack of leadership, a man who thinks he’s smarter than the smartest people they could find to head justice. A recipe for disaster.
its not a war. Its just kinetic killing of muamars friends.
He needs to go.
I'm loath to defend Obama, but he probably is smarter than Eric Holder. Not that that would be especially noteworthy.
If you are actively killing people and blowing people up and it is not "war", then it is murder.
To deny that we are engaged in "hostilities" is to admit that you have no legitimate basis for killing the people you are killing.
Frankly the Generals should immediately cease all activities that they would consider to be "hostilities" since neither congress nor Obama is currently authorizing them to engage in any such activities.
We have a lawless president. There will be repercussions from on high. God have mercy on us.
Well, to be honest any President who depends on lawyers to conduct his foreign policy should not be Presient. According to the Constitution of the United States the President has the authority to do in Libya what Obama has done.
No conservative should want any President to hide behind lawyers in conducting foreign policy or defending the country. Obama on this count is no different than every American President going back to Nixon. The War Powers Act is unconstitutional and any President worth a damn should ignore it. Congress wants to have it both ways, they don’t want the responsibility of going on the record by declaring war but do want the ability to criticize when things don’t go perfectly.
As a conservative I never want to be on the side of Dennis Kucinich or Ron Paul when it comes to defending America. I’m with Obama on this one.
NNah! He didn't do this without George Soros' approval.(Wink!)
I nominate you for Freeper Quote of the Year. Short to the point and makes total sense. I wish more recognized the great mind.
He can’t just take it on himself to ignore it. We have procedures for challenging a law. But he prefers to ignore them.
This pattern of lawless behavior can be seen in every single thing he does, and it has been there since the very first days (with his end-runs around Congress, his czars, his way of dealing with law and custom by simply ignoring it).
Maybe your hero is the ubermensch who is not bound by petty things such as law, but I’m not sure that’s exactly a conservative position. Or an American one.
He is a traitor to the United States of America. Where in the sam hell is Congress???
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