House Votes to Halt U.S. Role in Lybia

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    Friday - June 24, 2011

    The House has voted to reject continuation of the U.S. role in Lybia.

    The vote was 295 to 123 with 70 Democrats voting with the majority.

    A second vote to defund almost all military operations in Lybia is scheduled.

    It is speculated neither measure has any chance to pass the Senate most especially with John McCain taking the lead to support the U.S. involvement in Lybia.

    House rejects measure to continue US role in Libya - Yahoo! News
     
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    Yeah the warmongering will continue.

    I'm more sure of the US warmongering than I am of the sun rising.
     
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    Quite the crisis for this administration the House controls the purse the senate can only agree with the administration what to do what to do.
     
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    This is a huge embarrassment for the Administration and I'm sure the White House is in full damage control mode. The media seems pretty quiet right now.
     
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    Yeah sadly it's a lot easier to find good info on the Libya disaster in foreign news outlets than the american ones.
     
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    Nothing new here.
     
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    McCain/Obama? I tried to tell people there was very little difference between the two. It is good to see some in Congress trying to restore Checks & Balances in our Government though. They may not be successful in the end but i still have to give them Kudos for trying. And shame on the U.S. Senate. They're a real disgrace.
     
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    They've gone all in on the lie that Obama is a diplomacy-first, peace at all costs type, better to just cover up or lie than admit to being wrong in their view.
     
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    interesting Opinion Piece by Krauthammer on this subject.

    Who takes us to war? - The Washington Post

    I agree with him that declarations of war are a state instrument of the past. What is needed is an amendment that defines how the president, as commander in chief can use the military, and how the people, via congress determine how and for how long he can use it.
     
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    I think it's called The War Powers Act.

    I think it's also been established that Barry doesn't give 2 flying farts about it or what Congress has to say on the matter.
     
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