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    Re: If The Obama does not follow the War Powers Act

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    Yeah, but what exactly are our guys doing over there?
    Specifically? Beats me. That there is an issue means they must be doing something relevant.

    And what exactly is "imminent involvement in hostilities"?
    Context?

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    Re: If The Obama does not follow the War Powers Act

    "We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan

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    Re: If The Obama does not follow the War Powers Act

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    The White House telling us the White House doesn't need to get a WPA authorization is supposed to settle the issue?

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    Re: If The Obama does not follow the War Powers Act

    Quote Originally Posted by PzKfW IVe View Post
    The White House telling us the White House doesn't need to get a WPA authorization is supposed to settle the issue?
    Sure, show me a prominent politician that is actually complaining. Oh wait, they are all on board and are actually helping further our goals in getting Libya through this and us out asap:
    The president thanked the congressional leaders – House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky --- for the support that they have “demonstrated for this mission and for our brave service members, as well as your strong condemnation of the Qaddafi regime.”

    The president voiced support for a bipartisan resolution drafted by Senators John Kerry, D-Mass., John McCain, R-Ariz., Carl Levin, D-Mich., Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Lindsey Graham, R-SC, and Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., stating that Congress “supports the U.S. mission in Libya and that both branches are united in their commitment to supporting the aspirations of the Libyan people for political reform and self-government…Congressional action in support of the mission would underline the U.S. commitment to this remarkable international effort.”
    "We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan

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    Re: If The Obama does not follow the War Powers Act

    Quote Originally Posted by PzKfW IVe View Post
    See:


    President Barack Obama's war in Libya, and Congress' inaction, show War Powers Act is not effective - chicagotribune.com

    Remember, The Obama. Himself, said, specifically:


    Obama on presidential war-making powers - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com


    If He does not follow the law, will you support a call for His impeachment?
    Below, just to clarify.

    Questioned by Charlie Savage: Q. In what circumstances, if any, would the president have constitutional authority to bomb Iran without seeking a use-of-force authorization from Congress? (Specifically, what about the strategic bombing of suspected nuclear sites -- a situation that does not involve stopping an IMMINENT threat?)
    The parenthetical comment in the question apparently was not part of the actual question.
    Obama: The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.

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    Re: If The Obama does not follow the War Powers Act

    bty, who is the US at war with? Not Libya if we recognise the 'new government'.

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    Re: If The Obama does not follow the War Powers Act

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    I am not very well informed about the situation in Libya in re what we're actually doing over there.

    What are our guys doing over there exactly?
    killing innocent civilains, while in the act of trying to assasinate thier leader,
    other than that?
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    Re: If The Obama does not follow the War Powers Act

    Quote Originally Posted by PzKfW IVe View Post
    Why would you not support impeachment?
    Because 1) A Supreme Court injunction would be sufficient to get him to stop, 2) My goal is to end the war in Libya, not to get rid of Obama, and 3) I'm sick and tired of people wanting to impeach every single president that they don't like. That's not healthy for our republic. For an impeachment of the president, you better have virtually no controversy whatsoever about the meaning of the law.
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    Re: If The Obama does not follow the War Powers Act

    Quote Originally Posted by OhIsee.Then View Post
    Below, just to clarify.

    The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.
    this is exactly right.

    if the threat is iminent, or percieved iminent, like it was in Iraq, then the president has the right, and obligation to act alone if need be. in the case of Iraq Bush went a step further and got approval from congress.

    Obama on the otherhand has no intention of consulting with anyone outside of his inner circle.
    which, as we are finding, is comprised of half wits and rookies.

    pretty dangerous situation given the stakes
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    Re: If The Obama does not follow the War Powers Act

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Because 1) A Supreme Court injunction would be sufficient to get him to stop
    In theory. If He refused?

    2) My goal is to end the war in Libya, not to get rid of Obama,
    That's fine, but the question as if He should be removed for willfully refusing to follow is still valid.

    3) I'm sick and tired of people wanting to impeach every single president that they don't like.
    The issue doesn't revolve around liking Him or not, it revolves around Him willfully refusing to follow the law.

    In this regard, what would The Obama have to do for you to call for His removal?

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