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    Re: The President's Speech on Libya

    today:

    Despite President Barack Obama's major speech on the Libyan campaign on Monday, these Democrats - Reps. Barbara Lee (Calif.), Maxine Waters (Calif.), Mike Honda (Calif.), Lynn Woolsey (Calif.) and Raul Grijalva (Ariz.) - want Boehner and Cantor to schedule a debate and floor vote on the issue.

    "Consideration of the President's continued military engagement in Libya is our responsibility as elected representatives in the U.S. Congress, and essential to reasserting the undisputed role and responsibility of the Legislative Branch in overseeing and providing for our nation's commitments while at war," the Democrats wrote in a letter that will go out Wednesday night.

    "The United States has now been engaged militarily in Libya since March 19, 2011. While we firmly believe that a robust debate and up-or-down floor vote should have occurred in advance of U.S. military action in Libya, it is without question that such measures are still urgently required. Beyond defending Congressional authority in these matters, these deliberations are essential to ensuring that we as a country fully debate and understand the strategic goals, costs, and long-term consequences of military action in Libya."

    The Democrats added: "It is our position that the President has a constitutional obligation to seek specific, statutory authorization for offensive military action, as he should have done with regard to U.S. military engagement in Libya. We look forward to working with you to address this matter on the House floor as soon as possible."
    http://www.politico.com/blogs/glennt..._on_Libya.html

    y'all know lee and waters

    ms woolsey from marin, california, is the leader of the house progressive caucus

    mr grijalva, an old bull, almost lost his tucson seat last november because he asked the citizens of america to BOYCOTT arizona cuzza brewer's immigration law

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    Re: The President's Speech on Libya

    Fact Check: Obama's Libya Speech/AP

    ouch!

    maybe obama shouldn't have pissed off ap so much over those stonewalled foia's

    ap's fact check of obama's speech:

    he says he's turning things over to nato, but we're nato

    he says aid to the rebels is defensive, not offensive

    obama's citation of america's "unique capabilities" means a long and vital engagement

    obama points to some canadian general who's sposed to be in command, but the regional boss is an american in naples, and the supreme allied commander must by charter be red, white and blue

    obama wants us to believe our mission is "narrow," but ap finds it expanding, worries about mission creep, proclaims the endgame unclear and specifically points to the use of low flying aircraft as signal of escalation

    obama says the mission is to protect civilian life, ap views his actions as more strategically oriented

    he claims he owns constitutional authority to do this but even the ASSOCIATED PRESS throws his dumb december declaration in his dithering face

    "The president does not have the power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation," he told The Boston Globe in 2007 in his presidential campaign. "History has shown us time and again ... that military action is most successful when it is authorized and supported by the legislative branch."
    can you deny it?
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    Re: The President's Speech on Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    Fact Check: Obama's Libya Speech/AP

    ouch!

    maybe obama shouldn't have pissed off ap so much over those stonewalled foia's

    ap's fact check of obama's speech:

    he says he's turning things over to nato, but we're nato

    he says aid to the rebels is defensive, not offensive

    obama's citation of america's "unique capabilities" means a long and vital engagement

    obama points to some canadian general who's sposed to be in command, but the regional boss is an american in naples, and the supreme allied commander must by charter be red, white and blue

    obama wants us to believe our mission is "narrow," but ap finds it expanding, worries about mission creep, proclaims the endgame unclear and specifically points to the use of low flying aircraft as signal of escalation

    obama says the mission is to protect civilian life, ap views his actions as more strategically oriented

    he claims he owns constitutional authority to do this but even the ASSOCIATED PRESS throws his dumb december declaration in his dithering face



    can you deny it?
    Can anyone watch this guy anymore with a straight face?

    Most people tuned out on him a while back because what he says is either a lie or does not make any sense. Now he looks like he's stuck permanently in some SNL comedy sketch doing satire on a genuine, but possibly ineffective, president.

    He really has become rather comical, despite all the destruction he's been up to..

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    Re: The President's Speech on Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    I explained earlier that there are differences of opinion.
    Who describes themselves as a neocon?

    If anybody should have been a neocon it was Regan.

    I don't remember anyone calling him a neocon. Including Regan himself.
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    Re: The President's Speech on Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    Why are we in Libya again? I thought it was about a No Fly zone, but now we are providing air support and Obama has signed a secret order authorizing covert U.S. government support for rebel forces

    This whole thing is retarded.
    0bama said the reasons are to stop Gaddafi from killing civilians and force Gaddafi to leave.

    I think those are worthy reasons.
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    Re: The President's Speech on Libya

    If Obama could train his teleprompter to speak, he wouldn't even have to be there.
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
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    Re: The President's Speech on Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Mars View Post
    0bama said the reasons are to stop Gaddafi from killing civilians and force Gaddafi to leave.

    I think those are worthy reasons.
    No, not good reasons. Obama is lying anyway, if he felt those reasons were good ones, he would have support the war in Iraq.
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