Skip to comments.Letter from the President --War Powers Notification on Chad
Posted on 05/21/2014 5:31:54 PM PDT by mdittmar
Dear Mr. Speaker: (Dear Mr. President:)
Approximately 80 U.S. Armed Forces personnel have deployed to Chad as part of the U.S. efforts to locate and support the safe return of over 200 schoolgirls who are reported to have been kidnapped in Nigeria. These personnel will support the operation of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance aircraft for missions over northern Nigeria and the surrounding area. The force will remain in Chad until its support in resolving the kidnapping situation is no longer required.
This action has been directed in furtherance of U.S. national security and foreign policy interests, 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 (Public Law 93-148). I appreciate the support of the Congress in these actions.
JMHO...we shouldn't. Provide information, but let Nigeria and surrounding countries take it from there.
Nothing like the Obamanites telling the enemy our folks are out in the bush.
a work product of Neil Eggleston
Now, write one to Mexico to get the emprisoned U.S. Marine back (Although, I have not ruled out that this is an 0bama false flag to put a spotlight on AMNESTY and 0bama’s DREAMS for immigration bill passage.. Is 0bama in on ‘the Marine in jail in Mexico’ stunt?? Hmmmmm..).
Last time I heard chad,al gore had more lawyers deployed than this;)
I thought a tweet was gonna fix everything.
They’re probably armed with nothing but LGBT informational leaflets.
Did he do this for Libya? I guess they’re in a panic over the VA scandal with Memorial Day weekend approaching, and Americans in danger in Libya, so they do the asinine thing and try to assist FOREIGNERS instead...
He never bothered with one of these for the prolonged Libyan bombing.... and ultimate execution of our Ambassador and the killing of our CIA/Seals.
I guess he figures congress won’t push back on this one.
That was my first thought. I know he went way over the limit for engagement and requesting congressional approval (that bit of unconstitutionality is courtesy of Democrats, so maybe he figured it was their rule and he didn’t have to follow it).
I think the limit is 60 days or maybe 90.
This is such a BS mission.
I know this sounds like an Alex Jones conspiracy, but this kidnapping crap has been going on for years. Why is it a big deal now?
This just seems like another “go take over an oil country” scam again.
The girls are gone. There is no Brad Thor ending here.
I wonder what the real reason is for going into this particular part Africa.
It is time for War Powers Act to be revised. Obama can just decide he wants to go to war with anyone all by his lonesome.
No troops will be introduced into any foreign nation without the approval of House and Senate select committees.
wag the dog.
Stop looking at the Va...look over her...look over here....!
But doesn’t the president have power, as commander in chief, to mobilize US forces anywhere, then get approval after the fact, per the War Powers Act?
Clinton orders air strike on Iraq Dec. 16, 1998
So using the military to locate and return schoolgirls is national security and foreign policy?
Well, it's good to know that at least we have one, but I look forward to 0 articulating that foreign policy: Save the schoolgirls, but let the soldiers and an ambassador die.
muslim outreach mission
Likely hamstrung with ROE that doesn’t allow live ammo. I say save the kids that are not brainwashed with the islamdeath cult and nuke the rest.
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