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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
    Your article is dated 19 March.
    And what does that mean to you?

    To others it means the United States, led by US President Obama,went to war with Libya. That is the point.

    The 60 days have passed and BHO has not sought Congressional approval, as the War Powers Act clearly states he must.

    Do you expect Libyans to not respond?

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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
    Beats me - but that doesn't mean there aren't any.
    Right, which is why I keep asking which ones are there. As far as I know, there aren't any.



    The fact that the Administration finds the need to respond speaks far more to the issue that no one being able to answer your question to your satisfaction.
    I think it speaks more to Obama's stupidity.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    And what does that mean to you?

    To others it means the United States, led by US President Obama,went to war with Libya. That is the point.

    The 60 days have passed and BHO has not sought Congressional approval, as the War Powers Act clearly states he must.

    Do you expect Libyans to not respond?
    Except, that I don't think there are any American combat units--air, or land--engaged with the enemy in Libya. Do you know of any?

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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 never said he didn't. However, as Khandahar pointed out, the president must--by law--seek Congressional approval to continue an operation beyond 60 days. The operation that Obama ordered ended in less than 30 days and as far as I know American units haven't participated in combat operations, since.

    Khadahar posted the names of the commanders of USAFCOM, which is headquartered in Stuttgart as evidence of...something, which turned into a massive fail.
    I'm trying to follow your thought,
    SO

    we didnt break the 60 day rule, therfore he doesnt have to go to congress.
    BUT

    his reasoning was to stop innocents from being killed,
    SO
    either you think he can stop start stop start, resetting the 60 day rule each time, (ludacrous)
    OR

    he FAILED, because last I checked innocent are still getting killed

    are you ok?
    really?
    Last edited by shades; 05-23-11 at 05:33 PM.

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

    This is from about a month ago, but I haven't heard anything about it being stopped since then. As far as I know, Predator drones are still being used to strike Libyan targets.
    Drones can be used by Nato forces in Libya, says Obama | World news | The Guardian
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    Re: White House: Limited Role in Libya Means No Need to Get Congressional Authorizati

    Quote Originally Posted by shades View Post
    I'm trying to follow your thought,
    SO

    we didnt break the 60 day rule, therfore he doesnt have to go to congress.
    BUT

    his reasoning was to stop innocents from being killed,
    SO
    either you think he can stop start stop start, resetting the 60 day rule
    OR

    he FAILED, because last I checked innocent are still getting killed

    are you ok?
    really?
    I'm not saying any of that. What I am saying, is that unless American combat units have been in theater for the past 90 days, without Congressional approval, Obama isn't in violation of the law.

    And, anyone that can't tell us what units are currently deployed to the TO and still insists that Obama is breaking the law, is talking out they booty.

    The next step in this debate should be to find out which--if any--units are operating in Libya and then debate whether, or not, Obama broke the law.

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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
    Except, that I don't think there are any American combat units--air, or land--engaged with the enemy in Libya. Do you know of any?
    OK, so you are saying that all American troops and military left Libya prior to the 60 day limit and that there has been no further military action of any sort since then. Is that correct?

    If that's the case then you are absolutely right and BHO has not broken any laws.

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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
    This is from about a month ago, but I haven't heard anything about it being stopped since then. As far as I know, Predator drones are still being used to strike Libyan targets.
    Drones can be used by Nato forces in Libya, says Obama | World news | The Guardian
    So, there are no American units current operating in Libya?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    OK, so you are saying that all American troops and military left Libya prior to the 60 day limit and that there has been no further military action of any sort since then. Is that correct?

    If that's the case then you are absolutely right and BHO has not broken any laws.
    That's my argument. I'm looking forward to being confirmed, one way, or another.

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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
    So, there are no American units current operating in Libya?
    That doesn't appear to be the case.

    Libya: A major test case for Barack Obama - ModernGhana.com

    New alleged al Qaeda tape slams NATO actions - CNN.com

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