Today is the 60th day of American military action under Obama against Libya.
The 1973 War Powers Act, which says any military action over 60 days must get congressional authorization, has now been violated.
The president formally notified Congress about the mission in Libya with a letter on March 21, which makes Friday May 20th the 60-day deadline.
Administration officials have not felt compelled to seek out permission and inaction has now angered lawmakers from both the left and the right.
Rep. Brad Sherman, D-California, said he believes Obama is trying to “bring democracy to Libya while shredding the Constitution of the United States.”
He cannot continue what he is doing in Libya without congressional authorization. When a president defiantly violates the law, that really undercuts our efforts to urge other countries to have the rule of law.
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, concurs.
“You could say, ‘Well, we have a good president, he’ll do the right thing.’ Well, someday you may have a president who does the wrong thing, and that’s why you have rules, because you can never count on people being good people,”
President Bush did seek and receive congressional authority for Afghanistan and Iraq prior to launching those missions.
“Make no mistake: Obama is breaking new ground, moving decisively beyond his predecessors,” Yale law professors Bruce Ackerman and Oona Hathaway wrote this week in the Washington Post.
Some congressmen have openly wondered if this combined with the suspicious birth certificate revealing are a precursor to a coup d’état.
A journalist for the AP spoke to chrisTwire under the condition that he be allowed to rename anonymous.
It’s obvious that this overseas military buildup, combined with the oddly time capture of Bin Laden, provided a distraction to end the speculation of his Kenyan birth. After the midterm-election fiasco, it’s clear that he may need to weaken and deplete the military so that he can call up minority populations to overthrow the government before the next general election.
America’s economy is in shambles due to this warmonger; do we really want him as our African King?