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    Re: White House: Limited Role in Libya Means No Need to Get Congressional Authorizati

    Congress needs to pass a resolution immediately condemning the violation of the War Powers Act and demanding that Obama withdraw all military assistance to NATO in Libya. This is a bull**** power grab, and the nation will be worse off if the executive branch is allowed to get away with this. If possible, Congress should take this before the Supreme Court so that they can order military operations to cease.
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    Re: White House: Limited Role in Libya Means No Need to Get Congressional Authorizati

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Congress needs to pass a resolution immediately condemning the violation of the War Powers Act and demanding that Obama withdraw all military assistance to NATO in Libya. This is a bull**** power grab, and the nation will be worse off if the executive branch is allowed to get away with this. If possible, Congress should take this before the Supreme Court so that they can order military operations to cease.
    I agree but I doubt it will get through the Senate due to partisanship. Most of the democrats will vote against it because they won’t want to harm the President’s re-election chances and enough republicans will join with them (like McCain) because they have never met a war they don’t love.

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    Re: White House: Limited Role in Libya Means No Need to Get Congressional Authorizati

    Quote Originally Posted by GPS_Flex View Post
    I agree but I doubt it will get through the Senate due to partisanship. Most of the democrats will vote against it because they won’t want to harm the President’s re-election chances and enough republicans will join with them (like McCain) because they have never met a war they don’t love.
    I guess it remains to be seen whether the legislature's reluctance to give up power to the executive will trump their partisanship. The historical record is a bit mixed on that point.
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    Re: White House: Limited Role in Libya Means No Need to Get Congressional Authorizati

    I ask again, where the declaration of war? Bush had to get Congressional resolutions, UN approval....but Obama needs nothing. No double standard here, no hypocrisy.
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    Re: White House: Limited Role in Libya Means No Need to Get Congressional Authorizati

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    Are Americans being bombed, killed?...No? Then its not our ****ing problem
    I think that if we don't become involved in these areas and at least attempt to nudge them in the right direction, that it will eventually result in Americans being bombed and killed.

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    Re: White House: Limited Role in Libya Means No Need to Get Congressional Authorizati

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I think that if we don't become involved in these areas and at least attempt to nudge them in the right direction, that it will eventually result in Americans being bombed and killed.
    but involved how, that's the question.

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    Re: White House: Limited Role in Libya Means No Need to Get Congressional Authorizati

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    but involved how, that's the question.
    Whatever is needed for a particular situation.

    There has been a movement for well over 60 years in the ME to united all Arab countries under one flag. If this ever happens, the fit is going to hit the shan and we should do everything possible to prevent it.

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    Re: White House: Limited Role in Libya Means No Need to Get Congressional Authorizati

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Whatever is needed for a particular situation.

    There has been a movement for well over 60 years in the ME to united all Arab countries under one flag. If this ever happens, the fit is going to hit the shan and we should do everything possible to prevent it.
    i don't see how that could be a legitimate concern, really. they don't have stability in even their individual countries.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: White House: Limited Role in Libya Means No Need to Get Congressional Authorizati

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I ask again, where the declaration of war? Bush had to get Congressional resolutions, UN approval....but Obama needs nothing. No double standard here, no hypocrisy.
    No, Bush needed a declaraion of war and did not get one. His was not a case of working with the UN to stop killing civilians, but an invasion of a country without justification, proper justification. The two don't compare.

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    Re: White House: Limited Role in Libya Means No Need to Get Congressional Authorizati

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    i don't see how that could be a legitimate concern, really. they don't have stability in even their individual countries.
    That's true, but I don't think the strategy of hoping they never get their **** together is a winner. The revolutions we're seeing, now, is another attempt at uniting all the Arab states.

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