Friday, May 27, 2011

Obama breaks the law

Top Senate Democrats and Republicans have agreed on a resolution backing limited U.S. involvement in the NATO-led military campaign against Libya.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry of Massachusetts and John McCain, the top Republican on the Armed Services Committee, introduced the resolution Monday just days after the expiration of the legal deadline for President Barack Obama to seek congressional authorization of the military action. The non-binding measure calls on Obama to submit to Congress a description of U.S. policy objectives before and after Moammar Gadhafi. The resolution also asks Obama to regularly consult with Congress.
Under the War Powers Resolution of 1973 a president can only send troops into combat for 60 days without congressional approval. That deadline passed on Friday, with little pressure from Congress.

In other words, the progressive community organizer / constitutional law professor we elected president (who was going to end cowboy diplomacy and unilateral military action) broke the law governing foreign combat deployments of U.S. military forces.

But, he's Obama, not Bush, so that makes it okay with the so called "anti war" movement.

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