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Pat Buchanan: Obama's Syrian Strike Would Be "Impeachable"
Real Clear Politics ^ | 30 Aug 2013 | Real Clear Politics

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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To: WilliamIII

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.

51 posted on 08/30/2013 9:39:15 PM PDT by allendale
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To: Stepan12
lawyer Therein lies the problem. Every so-called constitutional lawyer I've known thinks of the constitution as a living breathing document. Its not.

A true constitutional scholar would not agree with Coulter.

52 posted on 08/30/2013 9:42:54 PM PDT by suijuris
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To: WilliamIII
I think that little boy king Barry and his Veep certainly believe that also!!!


Obama: ‘President Does Not Have Power Under Constitution to Unilaterally Authorize a Military Attack’
53 posted on 08/30/2013 9:51:22 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: oldbrowser
He could be impeached on a number of counts. However the senate which is the jury in this case would never convict him.

The House should bring up the auricles for a vote no matter what would happen over in the Barry controlled Senate. In fact Harry should be impeached also (I know he can't be)
54 posted on 08/30/2013 9:53:33 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: ConservativeMan55

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.

55 posted on 08/30/2013 9:56:48 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Finalapproach29er

Boner needs to be replaced as Speaker — totally ineffective and gutless.

56 posted on 08/30/2013 10:02:44 PM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: WilliamIII
Patrick J. Buchanan...<== I stopped reading at this point.


57 posted on 08/30/2013 10:12:14 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: montanajoe

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.

58 posted on 08/30/2013 10:18:14 PM PDT by dschapin
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To: montanajoe

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.

59 posted on 08/30/2013 10:23:11 PM PDT by dschapin
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60 posted on 08/30/2013 10:23:54 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: dschapin

when was the last time congress declared war? How many times has America comitted acts of war against other nations since then? This argument is as old as the Republic. The fact is, the President is Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the United States which gives him a degree of latitude in deploying military force globally. he can not declare war but he can certainly start wars by his actions, especially if Congress declines to reign him in. Like it or not, America elected him. When they did that, they gave him immense power- like it or not. Congress has the ability to reign that power in but do they have the will? Do I want this hand grenade throwing monkey running amok in the middle east? sure. why wouldn’t I? Kill ‘em all. Let god sort ‘em out.

61 posted on 08/30/2013 10:31:59 PM PDT by RC one
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To: WilliamIII

Obama does not have the authority to help Qaeda rebels. Impeach? How about Treason.

62 posted on 08/30/2013 10:47:43 PM PDT by Orange1998
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To: WilliamIII

What better way to cover up Bengahzi, Fast and furious, IRS, Wind and Solar panel gate, NSA spying on US, Over-riding the constittution? Don’t look into who accompaines Obama on his many trips around the world at taxpayer expence ? Were they the heavy hitters or their friends holding the president’s hand isn’t that pay back at US taxpayer expence?. Isn’t that an impeachable offense ??

Now if somebody even suggests impeachment. Get to your black base voters, whom you’ve done nothing for,.all worked up. Pick on some security guard who’s doing his job. Accuse him of being racist ,even though he is part black..

But his last name sounds “jewish.”Who’s doing surveilance in an mixed race area of modest means a where there’s been robberies and burgalries by young blacks. Now call that surveilance stalking, the area he’s patrolling owned by rich whities,and the guard of course he’s white.

That person he’s watching a 10 year old black kid and a saint ,not six foot two 160 pound 16 year old, who gets killed fighting over a gun. . Now paint a target on the security guards back .Ain’t that neat ? What better way to discourage any investigation into malfeasance and corruption by organizing the base for riots in the streets ? Think it’s too far fetched ? Think it’s not working ? Look again

You are encouraged to Print this up or email and -pass it on....Why ? Time to expose citizens to the face the facts that they may believe whatever activity they get involved in is perfectly legitimate and legal. If it suits their purposes this regime and its adhearants will paint a target on their back. Wether it’s a black hispanic who gets turned into a “white hispanic” or union members losing their health care benefits if Obamacare gets funded.

To date the political opposition known as Republicans has yet to mention or comment on this example of how this regime operates.

The republican leadership was given as they have in the past,while running the 2012 campaigns for Senate, House, and President an opportunity to spell out what was in Obamacare but didn’t or even mention Democrats had refused any reference to God in the Democratic at their 2012 convention . A new attack furthur hypenating black and “hispanic” from “white” Americans, which included Jews when the Demo-Com’s created a unconsionable use of the security guard incident to furthur their socialist agenda. Which the politican opposition ignores while claiming to search for “demographics” in other directions.

Time to ask them why ?

63 posted on 08/30/2013 11:47:35 PM PDT by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: dschapin
...launch a war? Bathhouse Barry is possibly going to lob a missile or two. This is what happens when people elect a muslim Marxist knucklehead as our chief executive.
64 posted on 08/31/2013 1:11:38 AM PDT by Stepan12
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To: WilliamIII
So, Zer0 risks violating the Constitution because back in a August 20, 2012 press conference he said, “We have been very clear to the Assad regime, but also to other players on the ground, that a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized. That would change my calculus. That would change my equation.”

Zer0 knows calculus? Methinks Zer0’s foreign policy is a derivative of his narcissistic desire to make his Nobel Peace Prize look legitimate.

65 posted on 08/31/2013 1:30:41 AM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: WilliamIII

At least 6 things Obama has done has been impeachable. Nixon left for at least one of them. We are no longer a nation operating under the Constitution or the rule of law.

66 posted on 08/31/2013 1:43:00 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

2017 will not effect his regime.

67 posted on 08/31/2013 4:35:12 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Don't assume Shahanshah Obama will allow another election.)
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To: WilliamIII

How you going to impeach him when half the republicans in the house agree with him?

68 posted on 08/31/2013 5:29:28 AM PDT by ontap (***)
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To: WilliamIII

Likely an impeachable act, but NOTHING of the sort will happen. The GOP leadership is content to be Emperor Obama’s court eunuchs and no Democrats would think of impeaching Dear Leader. However, a Syrian conflict is highly unpopular and combined with the onrushing Obamacare train wreck, I would think many Congressional Democrats are fearing big loses in the 2014 elections.

69 posted on 08/31/2013 7:53:44 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: WilliamIII

Yup, we need to retire them both.

70 posted on 08/31/2013 9:58:26 AM PDT by hope (Whom the Son sets free is free indeed!)
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