Boehner Gives Obama A Deadline On Libya

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    Boehner is using the Pimp Hand on Obama. Obama has until Friday to get authorization from Congress for Libya, or he is in violation of the War Powers Act.

    Good for Boehner. It's time to stop this illegal war, for which American Taxpayers are paying 75% of the costs.

    Stepping up a simmering constitutional conflict, House Speaker John A. Boehner warned President Obama on Tuesday that unless he gets authorization from Congress for his military deployment in Libya, he will be in violation of the War Powers Resolution.

    In a letter sent Tuesday afternoon, Mr. Boehner, the top Republican in the constitutional chain of succession, said Mr. Obama must provide a clear justification for committing troops to Libya by Friday. Sunday marks the 90th day since the president notified Congress that U.S. troops had been committed to help enforce a no-fly zone over Libya, which is designed to protect the rebels fighting Col. Moammar Gadhafi’s government.

    In a letter sent Tuesday afternoon, Mr. Boehner, the top Republican in the constitutional chain of succession, said Mr. Obama must provide a clear justification for committing troops to Libya by Friday, which marks the 90th day since the president committed U.S. troops, and the clock started ticking under the War Powers Resolution.

    “The Constitution requires the president to ‘take care that the laws be faithfully executed,’ and one of those laws is the War Powers Resolution, which requires an approving action by Congress or withdrawal within 90 days from the notification of a military operation,” Mr. Boehner said in the letter...


    Boehner gives Obama Friday deadline on Libya - Washington Times
     
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    It's about time Congress provided some leadership here.
     
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    Good, Obama needs to follow the law of the land. You'll find that most liberals also want Obama to follow the law of the land on this and many other issues in questions.


    This, of course, is in direct opposition to the neo-cons who taught us that it's treason to question the commander-in-chief during times of war...the hypocrisy of the GOP will never cease to amaze me.
     
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    Most liberals are still trying to explain why Obama hasnt started a war in Libya despite the fact that he has.
     
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    To be fair, if you're going to call what's going on in Libya a "war", then we've been "at war" nonstop since the 20s.
     
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    Puh-leeeze. It's a Kinetic Military Action.
     
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    I think Obama set the precedent when he first notified Congress and did it to be in line with the War Powers Act. He has an obligation to follow up with Congress and hasn't. He needs to keep Congress in the loop and Boehner is right to call him on it. Looking forward to what Obama does in response.
     
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    Actually, they have to vote on it - the ball is in their court, not Obama's. According to the War Powers act, Obama has to notify them - which he did. Now they have to act on it, not him. If they say vote no, he has 30 days to withdraw. If they say yes (which they certainly will), they'll continue bombing indefinitely.
     
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    Right on Boehner!!! Keep that little bitch in line!!!
     

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