Obama's reasoning........

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  1. VaYank5150
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    .........sounds awfully similar to Bush's reasoning for invading Iraq.

    Obama: US launches military action against Libya - Yahoo! News

    Can someone tell me where the Constitution allows such an offensive first strike?
     
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    It doesn't.

    But BOOOOOOSH! :rolleyes:
     
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    So where are those BOOOOOOOOOOOSH haters today? I haven't seen a single denouncement of this action by anyone who claims to support Obama?
     
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    Under the War Powers act, the POTUS has power, as CinC, to launch military forces pretty much at his discretion. He is the commander in chief of all armed forces. However, he has 90 days to get Congressional approval, after he does.
     
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    Yeah, well bring a lunch....and dinner....You're gonna be waiting awhile.
     
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    Fair enough. But, IF Obama is truly concerned about any and all peoples being harmed by their countrys' leaders, wouldn't we be firing cruise missiles at Mexico, Africa, Saudi Arabia, and any other country that treats their people unjustly?
     
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    Heh. Obama duping the Lefties in the 2008 campaign:

    "The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation."

    A Clarification - The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan
     
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    That's a philosophical question.
     
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    There were quite a few of us saying exactly the same thing, when Bubba was rattling the saber in '98 and before Shrubbie started the shooting in '02.

    Meet the new boss....
     

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