Skip to comments.Pat Buchanan: Obama's Syrian Strike Would Be "Impeachable"
Posted on 08/30/2013 8:18:19 PM PDT by WilliamIII
Patrick J. Buchanan tells Newsmax if President Obama decides to attack Syria without Congressional authorization, he would be engaging in "what would clearly be an impeachable act."
"The key figure is Speaker of the House John Boehner, who should call the House of Representatives back into session on Monday and instruct the president directly: Mr. President, you have no authority and no right to launch acts of war against Syria against whom we have not declared or authorized any war.
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All Bonehead is good for is standing up at a bar .
It appears that a military ‘strike’ is not necessarily an act of war until someone gets killed on one side and the other side strikes back.
Before you go “sticking with Ann Coulter,” you might want to take time to read this:
Basically, to the extent that Presidents have “gotten away with violating the Constitution” as regards the War Powers, she’s sort of right. But as I read the analysis, it’s up to Congress to commit the use of our troops in an OFFENSIVE action, and if the Congress wants to assert itself, it will win. Now, probably won’t happen because of that limp dick, Boner!
He’s CIC after Congress declares war. Not before or until. As CIC, he gets to prosecute a war. The title does not confer on him the power or authority to start one. Neither does the Constitution.
“Im an isolationist and a pacifist??”
A Libertarian calling himself a Conservative is more accurate actually..
That is it exactly. It astounds me that people cannot grasp the simple truth of your statement.
Oh, and here's another thing. I'm tired of people quoting "Constitutional lawyers." The Constitution was written so that the average citizen could understand it. It means just what it says. I don't need, or want, some lawyer to interpret it for me.
“....Speaker of the House John Boehner, who should call the House of Representatives back into session on Monday and instruct the president directly....”
When pigs fly on automatic pilot.
For those who think the Constitution was divinely inspired that is the case. Unfortunately John Marshall declared the constitution is what the SC say it is.
Marshall's view has prevailed for more than 225 years..so I'm doubtful our view carry’s much weight ...
I don’t know what authority Ann Coulter could think that Obama had to start a war with Syria with no congressional authorization. As the commander in chief, the President has the authority to use the military to respond to an imminent threat. However, the President has no authority to launch a war on a country which has not attacked, planned to attack, or threatened to attack us.
That interpretation would render the Constitution meaningless and make the president a dictator with the U.S. military as little more than his own private army.
Obama will be held accountable only if the results are a catastrophe. If this American unilateral act of war results in an uncontrolled conflagration with Israel attacked, Syria and Iran counterattacked, an attack by Israel on Iran’s nuclear facilities, direct bloody American involvement, multiple causalities and expense, then Obama’s presidency will be politically ruined without impeachment.
A true constitutional scholar would not agree with Coulter.
I stopped allowing myself to get excited every time somebody would promise a BIG EXPOSE on Obama, no more, it’s too frustrating to keep spinning my wheels that way. Sheriff Joe disappointed me, Issa too. A lot of bark, bark bark, not much else. Nothing else to do but count the days remaining form this “administration”, for this La Cage Aux Folles.
Boner needs to be replaced as Speaker — totally ineffective and gutless.
The war powers act (with the 60 day period to get congressional approval) only applies to action taken by the President if the U.S. is attacked or there is an imminent threat of attack. It does not allow the President to start any little war he wants without congressional approval for 60 days. That would make the army little more than the Presidents own hit squad.
Its not conservative to trash the Constitution and turn our Republic into a dictatorship by allowing the President to use the military to start any war he wants without congressional approval. Your view would have terrified the founders.
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