Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Obama shreds the Constitution

On its face, the War Powers Resolution purports to limit the president’s authority to commit American forces to hostilities, or into situations where imminent involvement in hostilities is likely. Among other things, the resolution requires consultations with Congress and that reports be made to Congress within 48 hours of any actual deployment. In most instances, the resolution also requires that U.S. forces be withdrawn within 60 days of such a report, unless Congress has affirmatively acted to approve the deployment, either by a declaration of war or other form of specific statutory authorization.

Obama's Libyan adventure - - without consultation, reports or authorization - -  intentionally violates the War Powers Act.

Meanwhile, all the "progressive" "anti war" members of Congress put party over principle, and let him get away with it.

Remember when they used to say, "Bush shreds the Constitution"?  Look who's shredding it now.

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