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    Re: Nader, Kucinich call Libya action "impeachable"

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    The war powers act has to meet one of the following three requirements (sec 1541):

    (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 see how #3 could be argued to of been met, and obviously 1 or 2 don't apply.
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    Re: Nader, Kucinich call Libya action "impeachable"

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    The war powers act has to meet one of the following three requirements (sec 1541):

    (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 see how #3 could be argued to of been met, and obviously 1 or 2 don't apply.
    Correct me if I'm wrong, he can deploy troops abroad for 60 days until he has to get the declaration or the authorization.
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    Re: Nader, Kucinich call Libya action "impeachable"

    We are acting within the U.N. treaty. Period. End of line.
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    Re: Nader, Kucinich call Libya action "impeachable"

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    We are acting within the U.N. treaty. Period. End of line.
    oh, i'm sure that is the excuse given, but it would not of satisified the original intent of the war powers act.

    Has Obama actually gave the specific statuatory authorization as he is required to do?

    Quote Originally Posted by war powers title 50, sec 1543
    the President shall submit within 48 hours to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and to the President pro tempore of the Senate a report, in writing, setting forth—
    (A) the circumstances necessitating the introduction of United States Armed Forces;
    (B) the constitutional and legislative authority under which such introduction took place; and
    (C) the estimated scope and duration of the hostilities or involvement.

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    Re: Nader, Kucinich call Libya action "impeachable"

    I think it's long past time that Congress should tackle this issue.

    Does the President have the right to commit US Forces w/o the consent of Congress when the United States is not in imminent danger? Just another way our legislators are abdicating their responsibilities to the American people.
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    Re: Nader, Kucinich call Libya action "impeachable"

    Quote Originally Posted by U.S. Constitution, Article 6
    This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land
    Any discussion about the Constitutionality of military action must consider whether we are obligated under international treaties to take such military action. I was under the impression that a U.N. Security Council Resolution called for action in Libya. Am I wrong?

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    Re: Nader, Kucinich call Libya action "impeachable"

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    oh, i'm sure that is the excuse given, but it would not of satisified the original intent of the war powers act.

    Has Obama actually gave the specific statuatory authorization as he is required to do?
    He has. Need me to dig it up for you?
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    Re: Nader, Kucinich call Libya action "impeachable"

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    He has. Need me to dig it up for you?
    yes, please do.

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    Re: Nader, Kucinich call Libya action "impeachable"

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I think it's long past time that Congress should tackle this issue.

    Does the President have the right to commit US Forces w/o the consent of Congress when the United States is not in imminent danger? Just another way our legislators are abdicating their responsibilities to the American people.
    Sounds like something for the SCOTUS to decide, not Congress.

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    Re: Nader, Kucinich call Libya action "impeachable"

    Ralph Nader and Dennis Kucinich...two people who in all their years of being on the scene have (combined) less relevance than Sarah Palin...

    At the same time highly comical, and yet pathetic.

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