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    If The Obama does not follow the War Powers Act

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    Under the War Powers Act, President Barack Obama had until Friday to get congressional authorization to continue U.S. military operations in Libya. But the day passed without his even asking for it, which means he has to disengage within 30 days. Obama may not heed that requirement either.

    Obama is on the horns of a dilemma. As a candidate, he said the president does not have the power to go to war on his own except in cases of actual or likely attack. But if he were to ask Congress to authorize the Libyan intervention, he would probably be rebuffed. So he's chosen to simply ignore the law
    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:

    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.

    As Commander-in-Chief, the President does have a duty to protect and defend the United States. In instances of self-defense, the President would be within his constitutional authority to act before advising Congress or seeking its consent.
    http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/gl...11/03/18/libya


    If He does not follow the law, will you support a call for His impeachment?

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

    I doubt seriously the Radical Liberals in the Senate would never convict Obama ans a single charge would not be enough to oust him, however it might shut down some of his arrogance.


    Obama doesn't obey the the Constitution or the Laws on the books, let alone the War Powers Act.

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

    No, but I would support a lawsuit so that the Supreme Court can order him to cease and desist immediately.
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    Re: If The Obama does not follow the War Powers Act

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    No, but I would support a lawsuit so that the Supreme Court can order him to cease and desist immediately.
    Why would you not support impeachment?

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

    Can you imagine the nightmare if Obama were impeached? It'd be called a witch hunt and people would defer back to Clinton's own impeachment issues and all of a sudden conservatives are out to make criminals of every democrat president, and liberals had more respect for Bush than for Obama, and blah, blah, blah...

    I'm not sure of the rules myself. If he is in violation of law I'd have to consider the process...but is anybody in the house or senate calling for procedure to be followed? Is Obama going to justify this by saying he's more focused on the economy and budget? Will the legislature use the same excuse?
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    Re: If The Obama does not follow the War Powers Act

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Can you imagine the nightmare if Obama were impeached? It'd be called a witch hunt...
    Only by those that will do anything to defend Him, regardless of what He does.
    If Congress refuses to hold The President accountable for not following the law, then the law has no meaning.

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    I think Obama should be help accountable to the law and his own words. Someone needs to challenge him on his hypocrisy.
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    Re: If The Obama does not follow the War Powers Act

    I am not very well informed about the situation in Libya in re what we're actually doing over there.

    I am against the War Powers as they exist currently. I think they need some serious limitations that they don't currently have. To me it makes no sense that they can be used for a war that lasts years. I think the President's "war powers," as such, should be limited to 90 or 180 days.

    What are our guys doing over there exactly?
    I may be wrong.

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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.

    I am against the War Powers as they exist currently. I think they need some serious limitations that they don't currently have. To me it makes no sense that they can be used for a war that lasts years. I think the President's "war powers," as such, should be limited to 90 or 180 days.
    The WPA gives the CinC broad powers for 60 days, and then must go to Congress for continuing authority to act.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by PzKfW IVe View Post
    The WPA gives the CinC broad powers for 60 days, and then must go to Congress for continuing authority to act.
    Yeah, but what exactly are our guys doing over there?

    And what exactly is "imminent involvement in hostilities"? Has there been any case law or other to go by? If Congress wants to establish that by legislation or through impeachment hearings, I'm all for it.
    I may be wrong.

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