The "War Powers Act" is unconstitutional

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    Congress declares war.
    The President is the Commander in Chief
    There is a lot of wiggle room between those two positions.

    Granada
    Serbia
    All the other places troops were sent under:
    Carter
    Reagan
    Bush Sr.
    Clinton
    Bush Jr.

    and only NOW are house Republicans freaking out?????

    Then you have Republican Senators agreeing with the president. Lindsey Graham, McCain, and so on.

    How many troops are in Libya??

    Zero, oops.

    Now get this. For years Republicans have been SCREAMING for the NATO Allies to "do something". Now they are taking the lead against Qaddafi with Obama providing drones and fuel, but not troops and Republicans are SCREAMING.

    All the other places former Presidents sent troops where they actively "engaged" in combat and only now Republicans are SCREAMING.

    What is SCREAMING is the "Double Standard". They would rather see America suffer economically rather than create a jobs bill that might help this president (no surprise there, no one can say Republicans want to help the middle class, who would believe it, it's just too far out there).

    And now they are SCREAMING the president isn't following the constitution after not a "peep" from ALL the other times those other presidents sent in "combat troops".

    I'm not saying ALL Republicans are against this president because he's black. Only about 90%. What else could it be?
     
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    Simple....Obama must Fail

    Therefore Republicans must oppose EVERYTHING he does
     
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    They even said that he is only wrong for not asking them, and had he asked them, they would have allowed it. He did nothing wrong except ask their permission.
     
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    Dang it, You mean there won't be ANY anti-war protesters.????
    I was soooooooooooooo looking forward to them AGAIN.
     
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    The US has only formally declared war 5 times yet we have been involved in military conflict incessantly for most of our history.

    Seems to me we have been acting unconstitutionally since the Constitution was adopted.
     
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    The War Powers Resolution Fraud

    by Thomas E. Woods, Jr.


    In the wake of the Vietnam War Congress passed the War Powers Resolution of 1973
    . As the history books would have it, Congress thereby restrained presidential war powers and reasserted traditional congressional prerogatives in foreign policy as envisioned by the Constitution.

    Not so. Not even close to being so.

    Congress did pass the War Powers Resolution, to be sure. ...., the Resolution.... emboldened the president and codified executive warmaking powers that would have astonished the framers of the Constitution.

    .....the framers resolutely opposed placing offensive war powers in the hands of the president, and deliberately assigned such authority to the legislative branch.

    The War Powers Resolution does not restore the proper constitutional balance between president and Congress in matters of war. Consider first the resolution's provision that the president may commit troops to offensive operations anywhere in the world he chooses and for any reason without the consent of Congress, for a period of 60 days (though he must at least inform them of his action within 48 hours). After the initial 60 days he must secure congressional authorization for the action to continue. He then has another 30 days to withdraw the troops if such authorization is not forthcoming.

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    Oh gawd, YAWN YAWN YAWN already. Again, WHERE ARE ALL THE ANTI-WAR PROTESTERS as they were with PRESIDENT BUSH. were they against him because HE WAS WHITE? Please get another line, your old standard it PATHETIC.
     
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    rdean.. who exactly will be taking over in Libya if we blow up Mo? Who is our bombing benefiting? What's our goal in Libya?
     
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    Libya never attacked us!!!!

    He's only making more Libyan!

    Liberals are solidly behind Cheney and the PNAC!!!!

    Obama is a warmonger!!!

    Obama' cowboy diplomacy is making a mockery of the USA
     
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    Same question to you. Who takes over in Libya if Mo falls? What are the U.S goals in Libya? Who is it exactly that is receiving the benefit of our million dollar missiles?
     

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