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Did I miss a Declaration of War? (vanity)

Posted on 03/19/2011 4:02:39 PM PDT by Leaning Right

I just watched the news. US ships are firing at Libya. I was out fishing this morning, so I missed the early reports. Did we declare war on Libya? Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution grants Congress the exclusive power to declare war, so that's what happened...right?


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1 posted on 03/19/2011 4:02:51 PM PDT by Leaning Right
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To: Leaning Right

Hillary’s “Internationl Order” has called for war. It’s minions obey.


2 posted on 03/19/2011 4:04:18 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: Leaning Right

With zeroBAMA the rules CHANGED and UN is ruling USA


3 posted on 03/19/2011 4:04:47 PM PDT by Ulysse
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To: Leaning Right

This is not a war, it’s a police action.


4 posted on 03/19/2011 4:05:31 PM PDT by 353FMG (Liberalism = Communism under the guise of compassion.)
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To: Leaning Right

http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2011/03/18/inside_the_white_house_congress_meeting_on_libya

President Barack Obama hosted 18 senior lawmakers at the White House on Friday afternoon to “consult” with them about the new plan to intervene in Libya, exactly 90 minutes before Obama announced that plan to the world and one day after his administration successfully pushed for authorization of military force at the United Nations.

Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN) complained on Thursday that the administration had not properly consulted Congress before deciding to support military intervention in Libya, and called for a formal declaration of war by Congress before military action is taken. Inside the White House meeting, several lawmakers had questions about the mission but only Lugar outwardly expressed clear opposition to the intervention, one lawmaker inside the meeting told The Cable.

The other lawmakers in attendance were Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-TX), Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD), Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Sen. John Kyl (R-AZ), Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA), Rep. Buck McKeon (R-NY), Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), and Rep. Howard Berman (D-CA).

Deputy National Security Advisor Denis McDonough held a conference call with top Congressional staffers on Friday afternoon where he emphasized Obama’s “deep respect for Congress in all of these matters,” and gave a read out of the White House meeting. A recording of the call was provided to The Cable.

“The president expects the preponderance of our involvement to last a matter of days, not weeks,” McDonough said.


5 posted on 03/19/2011 4:05:55 PM PDT by Seizethecarp
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To: Leaning Right

Any word from Speaker Boehner about Libya?


6 posted on 03/19/2011 4:05:55 PM PDT by wk4bush2004
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To: Leaning Right

nah, our troops r murderin libyans just for the xercise


7 posted on 03/19/2011 4:06:47 PM PDT by bigheadfred (THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE HAS BEGUN)
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To: Leaning Right

Silly man...the UN tells us when to go to war. Our faux-representatives don’t get to vote on small stuff like war. They are busy looking busy and arguing about NPR funding.


8 posted on 03/19/2011 4:07:13 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Leaning Right

You missed it. It was just after the massive anti-war rallies at the White House.


9 posted on 03/19/2011 4:07:13 PM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives"-Ataturk)
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To: Leaning Right

How 1776-1941 of you.


10 posted on 03/19/2011 4:07:21 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet ("You cannot invade the US There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass." Yamamoto)
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To: Leaning Right

Well i´m not shure that you need a declaration of War to enforce a UN resolution.
But anyway yes enforcing a no fly zone (and firing tomahawks into a country is an act of war).


11 posted on 03/19/2011 4:07:56 PM PDT by darkside321
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To: Leaning Right

When a Republican does this, it’s an “illegal provocation” that circumvented Congress’ constitutional rights. When a Democrat does it, it’s just cool.


12 posted on 03/19/2011 4:08:41 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: Leaning Right

” I just watched the news. US ships are firing at Libya. I was out fishing this morning, so I missed the early reports. “

Barack?? Is that you???


13 posted on 03/19/2011 4:09:28 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Leaning Right

Obama only answers to the UN. Congressional approval is no longer needed. What is more disturbing is that I seem to miss any Republican mentioning this.

So now they get to send our troops into a battle without any approval from our representatives.


14 posted on 03/19/2011 4:09:32 PM PDT by dforest
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To: americanophile

I loved your comment... made sense. Too bad there wasn’t time. /s


15 posted on 03/19/2011 4:09:36 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Bless and Protect Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Leaning Right
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16 posted on 03/19/2011 4:10:24 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Leaning Right

it’s just a no-fly zone

with other actions “necessary to protect civilians”

and $200 million or more in cruise missiles shot down some sandbowl toilet just the first day

move along my US Constitution-bound friend, this is a “UN” action tasking US forces into hostility against another sovereign nation, nothing to see here


17 posted on 03/19/2011 4:10:24 PM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: Leaning Right

Somehow the Obama supporters will find reason for the U.S. to get involved while were the same people who bitched all along about Iraq.


18 posted on 03/19/2011 4:11:16 PM PDT by bcr100
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To: Leaning Right

I’m continually amazed by how many FReepers don’t understand what a treaty is. Just because Ron Paul can’t comprehend the concept it doesn’t mean that you can’t grasp it either.


19 posted on 03/19/2011 4:11:20 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: BenLurkin

It’s = Its


20 posted on 03/19/2011 4:11:23 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: Uncle Ike

Ike, I think you found zer0.


21 posted on 03/19/2011 4:11:49 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Bless and Protect Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: OrangeHoof

bttt


22 posted on 03/19/2011 4:12:39 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: Leaning Right
It's OK, I'm sure Khaddafi and the serbs we bombed for no good reason back when another communist POS POTUS was trying to up his approval ratings will return the favor when we least expect it.

Killing people for no good reason can have serious consequences.

23 posted on 03/19/2011 4:13:18 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Leaning Right

The Jughead Doctrine-

“The writ of the international community must be obeyed.”


24 posted on 03/19/2011 4:13:19 PM PDT by seton89 (Aequinimitas per ignorantiam)
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To: wk4bush2004

He is still crying


25 posted on 03/19/2011 4:13:28 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom!!! <sarc>)
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To: Leaning Right
An impostor that DOES NOT NEED A VALID BIRTH CERTIFICATE
who took over the DOJ to deliver injustice, untruth and
inequality, hardly needs lawful Congressional approval
for his TYRANNY. Every Congressperson should be
removed for their failure to impeach.


26 posted on 03/19/2011 4:13:36 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: Uncle Ike
I was out fishing this morning, so I missed the early reports. Barack?? Is that you???

I doubt very much that you'd find Barack out fishing!

27 posted on 03/19/2011 4:13:43 PM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern, you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Leaning Right
This is no different than helping Haiti. People are dying and we are doing what we need to do to stem that.
28 posted on 03/19/2011 4:14:31 PM PDT by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: Leaning Right

Impeachable. Clearly.


29 posted on 03/19/2011 4:14:35 PM PDT by fwdude (The world is sleeping in the dark that the Church just can't fight, 'cause it's asleep in the light.)
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To: indylindy

Oh, but we’re not putting any boots on the ground, this is the 35,000 ft AGL air war against Yugoslavia redux except with more missiles and oil booty to the victors

A chatty very smart Congressman emerged from Top Secret briefings to tell the world that, and gave Qadaffi some measure of peace


30 posted on 03/19/2011 4:15:23 PM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: Leaning Right

” I doubt very much that you’d find Barack out fishing! “

I’d bet that he would, if he could find someone to put those icky worms on the hook....

;)


31 posted on 03/19/2011 4:15:23 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Ulysse

“UN is ruling USA”

Not my spot.


32 posted on 03/19/2011 4:15:33 PM PDT by sergeantdave (The democrat party is a seditious organization and must be outlawed)
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To: Leaning Right

Is our master now the UN, bypass congress and go with their resolutions rather then our own legislators! See, this is the type of thing I allude to when I ask is this then end of our power in the world


33 posted on 03/19/2011 4:15:50 PM PDT by seeker41 (CULPRIT CHINESE COMPANY INFO.)
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To: Leaning Right
But let me add a question. Where in the hell were we when they were being cut up by the tens of thousands in Africa?
34 posted on 03/19/2011 4:16:05 PM PDT by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: Leaning Right

YOU IDIOT!!!! (just kidding), but it was in the Obamacare bill, didn’t you read it???


35 posted on 03/19/2011 4:16:42 PM PDT by annieokie
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To: Leaning Right

Code Pink and Justin Raimondo says war is OK and that Democrats need not even consult Congress.


36 posted on 03/19/2011 4:17:00 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Impeach Obama & try him for treason / Homosexuals reject diversity / Unions finally caught for theft)
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To: 353FMG
This is not a war, it’s a police action

Cute

37 posted on 03/19/2011 4:17:20 PM PDT by ninonitti
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
How 1776-1941 of you.

Bingo. Why buck the trend? It's only the Constitution. That thing hasn't been taken seriously by the political class since the turn of the last century.

38 posted on 03/19/2011 4:18:22 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Tea Party. We are the party of NO! NO to more government! NO to more spending! NO to more taxation!)
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To: Glenn

LOL you forgot the sarc tag


39 posted on 03/19/2011 4:18:28 PM PDT by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: silverleaf

“$200 million or more in cruise missiles shot down some sandbowl toilet just the first day”

I was thinking the same.....


40 posted on 03/19/2011 4:19:08 PM PDT by Fu-fu2
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To: Leaning Right

I was out fishing this morning, so I missed the early reports. Barack?? Is that you???

I doubt very much that you'd find Barack out fishing! Øbama is in Brazil doing what they do down there, checking out thongs at the beach.

41 posted on 03/19/2011 4:19:17 PM PDT by RDasher ("El Nino is climate, La Nina is weather")
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To: Glenn

we blew more money on cruise missiles today than we have sent to corruptocrats in Haiti, my friend

How many Libyans did we save with our $200 million cruise missile volley today?

Now, when are we going to help people dying in Bahrain, Iran, and Yemen? Israel (shelled today)? Sudan? North Korea?


42 posted on 03/19/2011 4:19:49 PM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: silverleaf

Yep, nothing new here, another democrat lead humantiarian mission.


43 posted on 03/19/2011 4:19:55 PM PDT by montyspython
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To: RDasher
Øbama is in Brazil doing what they do down there, checking out thongs at the beach.

On the women, or on the men?

44 posted on 03/19/2011 4:19:57 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Glenn

we blew more money on cruise missiles today than we have sent to corruptocrats in Haiti, my friend

How many Libyans did we save with our $200 million cruise missile volley today?

Now, when are we going to help people dying in Bahrain, Iran, and Yemen? Israel (shelled today)? Sudan? North Korea?


45 posted on 03/19/2011 4:20:20 PM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: Uncle Ike; Leaning Right
Ike, you are correct ... no zer0 there. Worms too much for zer0. Unless he took secret service to do the worms?

Naw ... Secret Service having a difficult enough time just being around zer0 to do worms for him too.

Leaning Right ... you are in the clear .... (smile)

46 posted on 03/19/2011 4:20:34 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Bless and Protect Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: silverleaf

“this is the 35,000 ft AGL air war against Yugoslavia redux except with more missiles and oil booty to the victors”

With Hillary running the show, that makes sense...


47 posted on 03/19/2011 4:20:42 PM PDT by Fu-fu2
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To: Leaning Right

No war. Jusr firing missle at targets. Actually something any President has the authority to do in a limited manner. But I suspect the writer knew that.


48 posted on 03/19/2011 4:22:31 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA
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To: silverleaf

How many Libyans did we save with our $200 million cruise missile volley today?


You mean how many poetntial “terrorists” have you recruited today with the 200 millions spend.
I´m pretty shure that some media will dig at least on “poor inocent” muslim out that may have gotten hurt.
But ok since now we have the support of the arab league.
(i´m still missing their planes, missiles ort just a single $ )


49 posted on 03/19/2011 4:25:14 PM PDT by darkside321
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To: Leaning Right

Maybe we should bomb Mexico too?


50 posted on 03/19/2011 4:26:45 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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