Thursday, June 9, 2011

White House "brushes off" Libya resolution

Are the "progressives" still thanking God we got rid of that unilateralist interventionist cowboy George W. Bush?
The White House brushed off congressional demands for a detailed report outlining U.S. objectives in Libya, a move likely to stoke further anger on Capitol Hill over President Barack Obama's decision not to seek lawmakers' consent for the military operation.

White House spokesman Jay Carney said Monday that administration officials were already answering questions about Libya in briefings on Capitol Hill. A House resolution calling on Obama to provide more detailed answers was "unhelpful," Carney added, suggesting that the administration has no plans to formally respond within the 14-day window outlined in the measure.

If Bush had so willfully violated the War Powers Act (which is the law, not "unhelpful"), there would be calls for his impeachment.

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