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    Re: Power outage: Libya war shows limits of War Powers Act

    Just overthrow the regime and get done with it.

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    Re: Power outage: Libya war shows limits of War Powers Act

    Quote Originally Posted by deltabtry View Post
    You have valid points but previous presidents making the same mistakes does not justify the current president making the same. Just because all previous presidents probably since 1861 have pissed on the constitution doesn't give our government the license to start wars at will. The people meaning us need to hold our government accountable and we need to stop dividing this complaint by parties, this affects all of us considering we are living under the same document. Complaining about previous administrations won't solve the problems with our current one in office. We should be asking ourselves who the F are we as a free people telling another country what it should be doing, especially when it has no effect on our own policies.
    I can put it more succinctly. If Bush supporters stuck their heads in barrels of manure, Obama supporters would do the same, and then have the nerve to point out the Bush supporters who did it.

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU
    And as for Obama not carrying about the US constitution.. what about Bush Jr?
    Looks like you were the first to put his head in the barrel on this thread. LOL.
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    Re: Power outage: Libya war shows limits of War Powers Act

    If Obama continues this path, he will definitely lose any vote from me. This would be an abuse of the WPA and should not be tolerated. Just as it was wrong for past presidents to abuse it like Bush Jr. it is also wrong for Obama to abuse it.

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    Re: Power outage: Libya war shows limits of War Powers Act

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    So let me ask this.. just for clarification. Did Reagan get congressional approval before he attacked Libya, Granada and all his other "wars"?... Iran Contra? How about Bush Sr and Panama? Heck did Bush Jr even get real authorisation for Iraq... some claim he did not.

    And as for Obama not carrying about the US constitution.. what about Bush Jr?

    Or is this just more right wing American political bantering trying to make Obama look bad in the eyes of the rights loyal followers?

    Just asking..
    Excellent point. If one person breaks the law that means that everyone should. Oh wait. That's a stupid idea.
    wtf does it matter if it's "bantering" or not if it's true?
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    Re: Power outage: Libya war shows limits of War Powers Act

    I am glad he's done this and I hope he continues to push it. I don't care for the war powers. I think it needs to be closely examined and have restrictions placed on it if it's not outright done away with.
    If Obama pushes it, maybe we'll get some action on that front.
    It shouldn't be able to be used to justify being at war for years as it has been.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Power outage: Libya war shows limits of War Powers Act

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    I am glad he's done this and I hope he continues to push it. I don't care for the war powers. I think it needs to be closely examined and have restrictions placed on it if it's not outright done away with.
    If Obama pushes it, maybe we'll get some action on that front.
    It shouldn't be able to be used to justify being at war for years as it has been.
    Never ever give our leaders the key and unfettered access to the armory.

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    Re: Power outage: Libya war shows limits of War Powers Act

    Quote Originally Posted by deltabtry View Post
    Never ever give our leaders the key and unfettered access to the armory.
    inorite?

    How do we get it back?
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Power outage: Libya war shows limits of War Powers Act

    Quote Originally Posted by deltabtry View Post
    Never ever give our leaders the key and unfettered access to the armory.
    Given the US Constitution... who else would have these things?

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    Re: Power outage: Libya war shows limits of War Powers Act

    Quote Originally Posted by PzKfW IVe View Post
    Given the US Constitution... who else would have these things?
    Congress is supposed to fetter the access to the armory.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Power outage: Libya war shows limits of War Powers Act

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    Congress is supposed to fetter the access to the armory.
    Congress isn't part of "our leaders"?

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