Monkeyspider. You need to do your history better. Bush did not lead us into war
in Iraq unconstitutionally. The information that led us there was flawed, but
that has nothing to do with the constitution. Bush lobbied congress for 18
months to take on Iraq. After 9/11 congress agreed (voted to go) and so did the
American people giving Bush a 90% approval rating at the time. Obama started
firing rockets into Libya after only 26 days of investigating the conflict and
did it with not congressional approval or attempt at negotiations. If you hated
Bush for his oil connections, then you should do your homework on this conflict.
The bottom line here is oil too. Oil for Italy, Portugal, Ireland and other
European countries on the brink of economic failure. If those banks fail it
sends a ripple effect that eventually hits the US and that's what it is about.
Not freedom for some poor Libyan.
Barack doesn't feel dropping bombs on a nations leaders and military is hostile
action. So exactly what is his definition of hostile action? I guess Iraq,
Afghanistan aren't really wars then. We're just dropping bombs on people
protecting civilians.I wonder if he would use that same thought
process on our own people. He's just protecting the citizens by bombing anyone
who opposes him....I'll admit that's extreme, but, so is attacking
Libya for no reason.
This is a win-win for the American taxpayer. We won't be spending any more
money we don't have on a war we have no business being in.Hopefully
Obama got the message.
Redshirt1701Yes you are right, but the War Powers Resolution
specifies when a President can take us to war, but Bush took us to those wars
before congress approved it and then he got approval after we were already at
war. Congress can declare war, the President can only take us to war if there
is evidence that we are about to be attacked as stated in the War Powers
Resolution. Troops can only stay 60 days with a further 30 day withdrawal
period, without an authorization of the use of military force or a declaration
of war.Obama Should be impeached, he went around congress and the
constitution, under UN authority to Libya. Libya was and still is no threat to
America, so how is the Libya war constitutional and not a criminal act by our
Commander in Chief?
To "MonkeySpider | 9:36 a.m." you are wrong. The wars in Afghanistan
and Iraq were voted on by Congress and authorized.The US
constitution does not state why the US can declare war. If you can provide us
with a reference to the clause in the Constitution that would make the wars in
Iraq and Afghanistan illegal I would love to see it.
Hillary Clinton's statement that we either support Ghadafi or we support Libyans
aspirations for freedoms, sounds a lot like Bush's "You are either with us
or you are against us."The hypocrisy is astounding. Democrats
become Republicans and Republicans become Democrats.I always hear
about the party of no. I hear about the war party. Supposedly these are
Republicans. But now we clearly see that the party of no and the war party has
become the Democrats.My vote will go towards candidates who focus on
our national debt, reducing the size of government, bringing our troops home,
cultivating our national resources, making our county energy independent.
Re: George | 9:28 a.m. June 24, 2011 "stop playing games and deal
with the budget and the economy."Where do you think we've
getting the money to drop bombs, missiles, and a perfectly good F-15E Strike
Eagle on Libya?Next thing you know Obama will be wanting to rebuild
Libya after we get done destroying it. Personally I think that money could be
better spent developing alternate energy sources here at home.
This is a NATO operation. If you want us to get out of NATO, fine, but that is
something that should be taken up by the Senate (treaties). The Republican
House should take up the business they PROMISED Americans... jobs, jobs, jobs.
Esquire It was a republican President that got us into the Iraq and
Afghanistan war unconstitutionally, almost all of the republican candidates will
continue with war and the status quo, except of course Ron Paul who wants to
bring home all of our foreign troops. Obama's war in Lybia is completely
unconstitutional, Congress must declare war! Congress wasn't even consulted
about Lybia, Obama took orders under UN authorization. He should be impeached
for this act and we should withdraw our troops immediately.
stop playing games and deal with the budget and the economy.
If we had a Republican President, this would never be happening. The hypocrisy
is appalling. Playing politics with national security and defense.
This is a case where Congress badly needs to reassert itself. We've been mired
in middle east wars that are none of our business for too long. Bring the troops
back home and put them to work securing our southern border. Stop spending money
that we don't have helping people who don't appreciate us. Let the Arabs solve
their own problems, the US Military is not the world's police force.
The Unites States is far too quick to commit itself to war. Congress needs to
insist that it and only it has the power declare war. If not the problem of us
going to war too often will be even worse.
The US House needs to send Obama a message about spending money without
authorization. Who's going to pay for all the damage we've caused in Libya? If
Obama was really sincere about help these rebels he'd be dropping bombs in Syria