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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Obama gives Congress the Middle Finger

Writes Conor Murphy at The Washington Times:

If there was ever a time when Barack Obama seemed similar to his predecessor, George W. Bush, this would be that time. On Wednesday June 15th, President Obama told Congress that he did not need their authority or permission to conduct military operations in Libya. The arrogance of the President on this matter is overwhelming.

Under the War Powers Act of 1973, the President is required to seek authorization from both houses of Congress after 60 days of military engagement. Barack Obama – a former constitutional law professor – should be more aware of this than most. He is committing the same kind of atrocities that President Bush did when the United States invaded Iraq back in March of 2003.

Obama has failed to give an adequate reason for this conquest in Libya and seems to feel that he has the right to usurp the congressional authority to declare war. Libya has not attacked the United States, nor does it pose any sort of credible threat. None of that seems to matter to the President who was one of Bush's harshest critics on the war in Iraq.

Read the entire article at The Washington Times.

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