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Obama chooses own legal advice
| POLITICO STAFF
Posted on 06/20/2011 11:33:46 AM PDT by ColdOne
President Obama overruled top Defense and Justice Dept. lawyers in his interpretation of legal authority to continue the U.S.s role in the war in Libya, the New York Times reported late Friday citing sources familiar with the deliberations.
Obama chose to adopt the advice of senior members of his own legal team over top lawyers at the Pentagon and the Justice Dept., arguing that U.S. involvement in the NATO operation fell short of hostilities, which would have resulted in Obama having to seek congressional approval to continue American participation in the conflict.
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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: dod; doj; hostilities; imperialism; imperialpresidency; libya; nato; noflyzone; obama; obamaswar; warpowers
posted on 06/20/2011 11:33:48 AM PDT
Psycho is going off the deep end. Sounds pretty much like a dictatorial policy to me.
This would be the top story for the MSM for days if Bush had dared to do this....
Mrs. Prince of Space
posted on 06/20/2011 11:39:41 AM PDT
by Prince of Space
("The problem with quotes on the internet is it's hard to verify their authenticity." Abe Lincoln)
To: Prince of Space
The headline would be “Defiant Bush Ignores Defense, Justice Lawyers On War” instead of some watered down nothing like “Obama chooses own legal advice.”
posted on 06/20/2011 12:03:45 PM PDT
(49% of CA registered voters would reelect Obama? I need out of this state.)
Well he is a genius on Constitutional law, we've all read his learned treatises and errudite books on the subject..........oh wait, yeah, there are none, just ghostwritten autobiographies.
posted on 06/20/2011 12:06:43 PM PDT
(Re: Obama: "I could carve a better man out of a banana." T. Roosevelt)
To: Prince of Space
Aww. What a nice,sweet, benign headline Politico put up for this blatant violation of the Constitution.
Goebbels smiles from below.
posted on 06/20/2011 12:38:12 PM PDT
by Carl LaFong
(Experts say experts should be ignored.)
Palpable arrogance. He was probably stuned that the bloodthirsty JAGs didn’t back him up on committing to more armed interventions.
posted on 06/20/2011 12:41:19 PM PDT
("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
Surprised I am not. He is always convinced that he is the smartest guy in the room anyway.
This will be his undoing in the end. Look for some really major monumental screw-ups between now and next November.
What do they say when you act as your own counsel?
You have a fool for a lawyer.
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