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    June 24, 2011 House rebukes Obama over Libya

    House rebukes Obama over Libya - The Oval: Tracking the Obama presidency

    The U.S. House rebuked President Obama over Libya policy today, voting down a proposed resolution that would grant him authority for the military operation against Moammar Gadhafi.

    War critics defeated authorization by an overwhelming vote of 295-123, with 70 fellow Democrats going against the president.

    House members are considering a resolution that would cut off some funds for the military operation, in protest of Obama's refusal to seek congressional approval for the action.

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    Re: June 24, 2011 House rebukes Obama over Libya

    SoS Clinton advised against it, but as so many here have stated - we can't police the whole world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    SoS Clinton advised against it, but as so many here have stated - we can't police the whole world.
    and pay for it as well...
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    Re: June 24, 2011 House rebukes Obama over Libya

    Libya conflict: House rebukes Obama on Libya, but won't cut funds - latimes.com

    Reporting from Washington— The House of Representatives refused to either endorse or curtail U.S. involvement in Libya, delivering a mixed message Friday that highlighted deep divisions surrounding the issue.

    By an overwhelming margin, lawmakers refused to sanction U.S. participation in a NATO campaign of airstrikes in the North African country, a vote that amounted to a rare, bipartisan rebuke of a president's foreign policy during an active military conflict.

    Minutes later, however, a Republican-led effort to try to curb financial support for U.S. involvement also failed. A majority of Democrats and a group of Republicans rejected the bill to cut funding for combat activities — surprising GOP leaders, who tailored the bill at the last minute to suit the rank and file.

    Both measures were largely symbolic. The first measure, which would have authorized U.S. involvement, was not expected to pass the Republican-led House, where fiscal conservatives and "tea party" freshmen have expressed increased skepticism about stretching the military thin.

    The second bill, to cut off funding, had virtually no chance of passing the Senate, much less garnering a presidential signature.

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    Re: June 24, 2011 House rebukes Obama over Libya

    Good job. I agree with this 100%.
    Could of used this you know back in 03


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    Re: June 24, 2011 House rebukes Obama over Libya

    And thats perfectly fine.

    So America, from now on, please stop reffering to yourself as "leader of the free world". Please stop "spreading democracy" and for the love of god stop going around the world bombing poor people.

    Sincerely, the rest of the world now that republicans all of a sudden have a problem with the war powers act.

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    Re: June 24, 2011 House rebukes Obama over Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    And thats perfectly fine.

    So America, from now on, please stop reffering to yourself as "leader of the free world". Please stop "spreading democracy" and for the love of god stop going around the world bombing poor people.

    Sincerely, the rest of the world now that republicans all of a sudden have a problem with the war powers act.
    I totally agree … now the next step is to cut off foreign aide to those countries as well . ...after all there is no need to be known as the most charitable country either right ??

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    Re: June 24, 2011 House rebukes Obama over Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by The Barbarian View Post
    I totally agree … now the next step is to cut off foreign aide to those countries as well . ...after all there is no need to be known as the most charitable country either right ??
    Well that all really depends, are you doing it to be genuinely charitable, or are you doing it to gain influence over that countries domestic and international affairs and policies...

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    Re: June 24, 2011 House rebukes Obama over Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    And thats perfectly fine.

    So America, from now on, please stop reffering to yourself as "leader of the free world". Please stop "spreading democracy" and for the love of god stop going around the world bombing poor people.

    Sincerely, the rest of the world now that republicans all of a sudden have a problem with the war powers act.
    Huh? Haven't Republicans generally FOLLOWED the War Powers Act???
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    Re: June 24, 2011 House rebukes Obama over Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Huh? Haven't Republicans generally FOLLOWED the War Powers Act???
    Reagan certainly didnt get any congressional approval to do almost EXACTLY THE SAME THING in 1986 against Libya, hell he was even rebuked by the United Nations general assembly.

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