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

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    The War Powers Resolution requires the President to notify Congress within 48 hours of committing armed forces to military action and forbids armed forces from remaining for more than 60 days, with a further 30 day withdrawal period, without an authorization of the use of military force or a declaration of war. The resolution was passed by two-thirds of Congress, overriding a presidential veto.

    Obama needs to face impeachment to bring his sorry ass under control
    The WPR clearly states that the President’s power to use force is limited to a declaration of war, Congressional authorization or an attack upon the United States.

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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
    The WPR clearly states that the President’s power to use force is limited to a declaration of war, Congressional authorization or an attack upon the United States.
    IIRC it allows limited use of force for upto 60 days.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Time Lord View Post
    IIRC it allows limited use of force for upto 60 days.
    Only if the US, its territories or possessions, or armed forces have been attacked or are about to be attacked.

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    It would seem that the constitution is just a god damn piece of paper, to be trotted out when expedient.

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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
    Only if the US, its territories or possessions, or armed forces have been attacked or are about to be attacked.
    That's not what it says.

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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
    That's not what it says.
    (c) Presidential executive power as Commander-in-Chief; limitation
    The constitutional powers of the President as Commander-in-Chief to introduce United States Armed Forces into hostilities, or into situations where imminent involvement in hostilities is clearly indicated by the circumstances, are exercised only pursuant to
    (1) a declaration of war,
    (2) specific statutory authorization, or
    (3) a national emergency created by attack upon the United States, its territories or possessions, or its armed forces.


    I don't know what you are reading but this is what it says on the first page called “Purpose and Policy”. TITLE 50 > CHAPTER 33 > § 1541

    Get a clue apdst.

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

    I’ll be AFK for at least 2 months.

    When I return, I’m sure the hot issues completely dirrerent.

    Just don’t want anyone to think my non-response to the BS some of you will post while I am gone in any way reflects on your superb debate skills or common sense. I just won’t be in a position to respond for a few months.

    Godspeed

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Quite frankly, it is very possible that Libya could look like Japan today without Gaddafi.

    Anyway, Obama has not broken any rules. He'll leave it to NATO, except funding by congress, soon enough.
    1. Yeah, right...

    2. War Power's Act aren't rules he has to follow???
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    Re: White House: Limited Role in Libya Means No Need to Get Congressional Authorizati

    He hasn' broken any rules. He has ~20 days to withdraw the drones and write to congress why the extra time was needed - as per the WPA.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    I'm pretty sure that's a code and a secret agent, somewhere, has sprung into action.
    It does seem a bit like tradecraft, doesn't it?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    He hasn' broken any rules. He has ~20 days to withdraw the drones and write to congress why the extra time was needed - as per the WPA.
    And what excuse will you make for him in 20 days?
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