“It would appear on its face to be an impeachable offense. Now, it doesn't necessarily follow that simply because a president has committed an impeachable offense, that the process should start to impeach and remove him. That's a whole separate question. But we have to clearly understand what this Constitution is about.” — Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH)
The usual suspects, ultra liberals and card-carrying libertarians are standing up and decrying the President's order for our military to participate in the U.N. authorized intervention in Libya, putting to the lie that liberals only oppose Republican presidents' wars and that all conservatives move in lockstep to war.
Excerpted from “Nader, Kucinich call Libya action "impeachable"; Both say President Obama overstepped his constitutional authority by giving green light to intervention in Libya” BY PETER FINOCCHIARO, “The War Room” (blog), Salon, MONDAY, MAR 21, 2011 17:37 ET
Outspoken critics on the left are raising hell over the Obama administration's authorization of military force in Libya, calling it "unconstitutional." …Excerpted from “Strikes In Libya Divides GOP, Puts Boehner In A Bind” By Susan Crabtree, TPMDC March 21, 2011, 10:34AM
Freshmen House Republicans are already putting House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) in a bind over the budget, with a contingent of Tea Party-backed fiscal conservatives refusing to vote for any more continuing resolutions. Now a group of libertarian-leaning Republicans are balking at President Obama's missile strikes in Libya.
Republican Reps. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Ron Paul (R-TX) and Justin Amash (R-MI) over the weekend objected to the President's decision to use military force to contain Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, with some questioning the constitutionality of the operation and others opposing U.S military intervention in another Arab country because they aren't convinced that the U.S. has a clear national interest in the action. …