Obama Deployed US Troops to Jordan “Without Notifying Congress”.

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    The same President who doesn't have time to attend National Security briefings which could have saved the lives of our Ambassador and 3 other Americans.

    He doesn't think he has to adhere to the Constitution..
     
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    The Constitution does not say the President must notify Congress if he moves troops around. Or perhaps you can cite for me the relevant passage.

    As Commander in Chief the President is free to deploy troops anywhere he wants, including into combat. The Constitution is mute on the subject.

    There is a law though, the War Powers act. It requires that IF the President does deploy troops into combat he must notify Congress and get their permission after 90 days.

    However in regards Jordon they are NOT in combat. There is little chance they will be in Combat. The Congress controls the purse strings, if they feel the troops do not belong in Jordon their power is to draft a bill that states no US funds may be spent to keep troops in Jordon. In the meantime there are only a couple discretionary funds in the Military to pay for their deployment with out a specific bill by Congress. If that money runs out then the military will be forced to withdraw them anyway.

    We have a slew of things to attack Obama on. Making shit up does not help the message and allows his supporters to paint us in a bad light.
     
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    Granny says, "Dat's right - we's runnin' Syrian rebel training bases in Jordan...
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    Officials: US training Syrians forces in Jordan
    Mar 25,`13 WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States is training secular Syrian fighters in Jordan in a bid to bolster forces battling President Bashar Assad's regime and stem the influence of Islamist radicals among the country's persistently splintered opposition, American and foreign officials said.
    See also:

    Europe training deployments survive budget ax
    March 25, 2013 - Tightening defense budgets will not derail a U.S. Army plan to deploy soldiers from the States to train with European allies, the Army’s top soldier in Europe said Monday.

     
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    Remember, this is the same President that ordered troops into Libya while he was vacationing in Brazil.
     
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    He doesn't have to notify them. Fear mongers strike again.
     
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    More war mongering from the Democrats, when will Bush's fourth term end?
     
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    "All laws are my laws sayeth the Queen"

    'We don't need no steenkin' Constitution!"

    13 million people saw Comrade Barack put in a cameo appearance as the Devil on THC's "The Bible"
    The prediction said the Devil would reveal himself on a trip to Israel and everybody naturally, but foolishly expected him to grow horns and cloven hooves while walking on the floor of the temple. Comrade Barack left for Israel a day after the show.
     

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