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10 congressmen sue Obama over strikes in Libya

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by mandym, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. mandym

    mandym New Member

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of 10 lawmakers is suing President Barack Obama for taking military action against Libya without war authorization from Congress.

    The lawmakers say Obama violated the Constitution in bypassing Congress and using international organizations like the United Nations and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to authorize military force.

    The lawmakers want a judge to issue an order suspending military operations without congressional approval. They said they were filing their lawsuit Wednesday against Obama and Defense Secretary Robert Gates.

    The plaintiffs are Democratic Reps. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio, John Conyers of Michigan and Michael Capuano of Massachusetts and Republican Reps. Walter Jones and Howard Coble of North Carolina, Tim Johnson of Illinois, Dan Burton of Indiana, Jimmy Duncan of Tennessee, Roscoe Bartlett of Maryland and Ron Paul of Texas.

    http://beta.news.yahoo.com/10-congressmen-sue-obama-over-strikes-libya-160545499.html
     
  2. billwald

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    About time Congress assumed their responsibility in initiating wars.
     
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    carpro Well-Known Member
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    Congress should cut off funding for the Libyan operation immediately and Obama should be impeached.
     
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    preachinjesus Well-Known Member
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    Good for them. The irony of a Nobel Peace Prize winner now involved in 6 armed conflicts is terribly entertaining.
     
  5. Robert Snow

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    It's good to see the Bush war hawks turn into doves now that the President is a Democrat.
     
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    While liberal war-protesting democrats can't get enough of Obama's wars.

    So does Obama now hold some kind of world record for most illegal and unjust wars started by a single messia?
     
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    carpro Well-Known Member
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    It's all a matter of legality.

    We don't expect an Obama lover like you to recognize the difference between Bush obeying the law and Obama breaking the same law.
     
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