U.S. Action in Libya - Presidential Authority

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    It has recently come to my attention (thanks to The Daily Show) that, in December of 2007, Barack Obama made the following statement:

    An interesting statement, in light of recent events in Libya.

    Obama:
     
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    It's not an 'attack'.
     
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    The B-2 Bombers and F-15 drop flowers and food.
     
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    Crazy Talk.
     
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    How many times must you be told "when his lips move, he's lying"?
     
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    Very true, but the precedence has been set back with Ike in Korea and every President since then has used it in one capacity or another.

    I am not on the boat that he is doing anything illegally. Rather I think this is a poor decision to help the Libyan people!
     
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    truman was president when u.s. advisers in korea were attacked.
     
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    :rolleyes:

    please
     
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    We aren't 'attacking' them. We're implementing a 'no fly zone' as requested by the UN. Can't implement a 'no fly zone' without removing the threats to the 'no fly zone'. I don't know why that's hard to understand.
     
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    A rose by any other name.

    We are killing people in a foreign country that has done nothing to us since Reagan and the "Line of Death".

    If we were going in specifically to bring gadaffi to justice? I'd be all in on getting some of that.
    But we, the US, have orders not to taget him.

    So we are killing people in tanks and trucks cuz they joined their military hoping for a better life and are following orders.
     

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