Does Obama have the Authority

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Can Obama wage war for more then 90 days without Congress?

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    Does Obama have the authority to attack Syria without Congressional authority?

    Assuming the action takes more then 90 days.
     
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    Lets see how many Liberals are willing to answer this question.
     
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    yes (interpretation), and if a concurrent resolution includes both houses of Congress after 90 days it could go on infinitum ... ^ ^ according to the war powers resolution but maybe not SCOTUS.
     
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    Und der Katze sagt:

    He puts troops in for 90 days, goes to Congress and says, "Well, there they are. Are you going to support the troops, or leave them hanging out to dry?" It would be political suicide for Congress to say no.
     
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    Apparently. If he didn't why did the republicans not impeach him? Or Clinton for that matter? Congress's decision not to act is the same as allowing it. Write your congressman and demand they impeach him for what happened to poor old Khadafi.
     
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    There is also the distinct possibility that the government of Syria will accept the inevitable offer of exile and not a shot fired, in light of recent events in Libya I would say it was a strong possibility.
     
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    We’ll never know as the courts refuse to address the issue and Congress has abdicated its Constitutional authority to the Executive to declare war, both with regard to the WPA and other unchallenged actions by previous administrations.

    Congress has only itself to blame, for lacking the courage to stand up to various administrations by refusing to fund such military actions.

    In 1990 the US District Court for the District of Columbia refused to hear a challenge to the Executive’s use of military power without Congressional approval, noting this was a political, not legal, issue:

    Consequently, it is the position of the courts that the Executive must be free to direct military forces as he sees fit independently of the Congress, so that he might address a crisis in a timely manner, in the context of National security.

    It has nothing to do with ‘liberals’ or Obama, as presidents of both political parties have committed military forces without congressional authorization prior to the current Administration.
     
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    You're the meathead that swore to 'defend against all enemies foreign and domestic".
    Vamos !
     
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    Why not assume it takes less than 90 days? Then, the answer is yes.
     
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    All I know is this country is in the crapper and it's gonna take 50 years or more to get our name in good standing if that is even possible... And we are not even heading in the right direction for that to happen in 2012 sooo...

    Keep spending money we don't have Reps and Dems.
     

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