Obama doesn't ask for approval on the Libya war

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    President Barack Obama's war in Libya, and Congress' inaction, show War Powers Act is not effective - chicagotribune.com

    This, folks, is an impeachable offense, in what should be anyone's book.
     
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    Obama has played fast and loose with the law in any number of cases. Since the press is totally in the tank for him he can get away with anything short of an actual martial law declaration.
    The GOP in Congress needs to call him out on it and cut off funding for his illegal undeclared war.


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    What was it: Bush's coalition going into Iraq had three times as many countries, and he got congressional approval. In his process, he also went to the UN a few times. Is this right? Does anyone know the process the Bush administration took compared to Obama's?

    Is there a clear difference between a "kinetic military operation" and a "war" that would make these two examples not analogous? I don't think so.
     
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    Obama is a warmonger, like Bush, attacking a country completely unprovoked.


    Qadaffi is an awful man, but has a history of being open to diplomacy, and despite all the campaign rhetoric Obama has proven himself to be a cruise missile launcher first-diplomacy 2nd (if ever) type.
     
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    GWB acted on a resolution of force - a de facto declaration of war - from Congress and held to the requirements of the WPA.
     
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    We are at war with Libya?
     
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    The Obama said that the CinC has no power to act militarily w/o authorization from Congress.

    The Obama should lead the charge for impeachment.
     
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    The US is engaged in continuing military operations in Libya past the 'free to do so' limits of the WPA.
     
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    If WE'RE launching cruise missiles and WE'RE giving $25 billlion to one side than yes, we're at war.

    I don't care what the rhetoric is.
     
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    This is another of the many issues surrounding The Obama that will seperate the Liberals from the partisan bigots.

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