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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
    you've got it wrong, i only get offended when YOU subvert topics.

    Sorry, this is off topic. I would ask that you stick to the topic of the thread please.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    That or you really know better.
    I am a humble man Joe.


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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
    how are things in afghanistan?
    How many Americans died, because we totally ignored the threat that existed in Afghanistan, prior to 9/11?

    My point being, that ignoring the problem and hoping it goes away by itself doesn't work.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    You missed some key words. "Group of people."

    He did, after all, make his comments about liberals in general.
    Then lets have the quotes, or we can just forget about past debates and move on to the present.

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

    Choosing to ignore the law is an impeachable offense.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    Germany's rise and its impact on the balance of power in Europe in the 1930s posed a growing and serious threat to critical U.S. interests and allies in the region. In contrast, the civil war in Libya is of little consequence. Although the rebels might be marginally better than the Gadhafi dictatorship (quite uncertain given their gross political and military incompetence, lack of coherent policy program, recent evidence of their own human rights abuses, etc.,) the outcome won't have a material adverse impact on critical U.S. interests and allies.
    Hitler invading Austria was of little consequence, as well; or so, that was the school of thought then.

    IMO, U.S. foreign policy should be anchored in its interests. Priority should be given where critical interests and allies are at stake. An example would be a more robust policy for dealing with Iran's nuclear activities. Libya, though, simply does not rise anywhere close to that level.
    I agree that Iran should take priority over Libya, but Libya can still become a major threat, if she unites with other Arab countries under a central government. (Personally, I'm starting think we're shooting at the wrong people in Libya, but that remains to be seen.) Which is why I think Obama is missing a huge oppurtunity, by allowing the Iranian/Venezuala missile situation go unchallenged.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    No, it doesn't. Congress did not declare war and the UN did not sanction our invasion. These are facts. Sorry.
    You're mincing words, Congress supported the war. That's an undeniable fact. Have another cup of coffee.
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    Re: White House: Limited Role in Libya Means No Need to Get Congressional Authorizati

    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Congress did not declare war and the UN did not sanction our invasion.
    A resolution of force by Congress is a de facto delclaration of war.
    The Constitution does not specify how a declaration need be made, and so the effect, not the text, of the resolution is all that matters.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by PzKfW IVe View Post
    Choosing to ignore the law is an impeachable offense.
    There is talk of impeachment already.

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