From Politico: A hard-core group of liberal House Democrats is questioning the constitutionality of U.S. missile strikes against Libya, with one lawmaker raising the prospect of impeachment during a Democratic Caucus conference call on Saturday.
Reps. Jerrold Nadler (N.Y.), Donna Edwards (Md.), Mike Capuano (Mass.), Dennis Kucinich (Ohio), Maxine Waters (Calif.), Rob Andrews (N.J.), Sheila Jackson Lee (Texas), Barbara Lee (Calif.) and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D.C.) “all strongly raised objections to the constitutionality of the president’s actions” during that call, said two Democratic lawmakers who took part.
Kucinich, who wanted to bring impeachment articles against both former President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney over Iraq — only to be blocked by his own leadership — asked why the U.S. missile strikes aren’t impeachable offenses.
Kucinich also questioned why Democratic leaders didn’t object when President Barack Obama told them of his plan for American participation in enforcing the Libyan no-fly zone during a White House Situation Room meeting on Friday, sources told POLITICO.
And liberals fumed that Congress hadn’t been formally consulted before the attack and expressed concern that it would lead to a third U.S. war in the Muslim world....
Saturday’s conference call was organized by Rep. John Larson (Conn.), chairman of the Democratic Caucus and the fourth-highest ranking party leader. Larson has called for Obama to seek congressional approval before committing the United States to any anti-Qadhafi military operation.
“They consulted the Arab League. They consulted the United Nations. They did not consult the United States Congress,” one Democrat lawmaker said of the White House. “They’re creating wreckage, and they can’t obviate that by saying there are no boots on the ground. … There aren’t boots on the ground; there are Tomahawks in the air.” Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0311/51595.html#ixzz1HCFqUK9s
Had this been a GOP president who went to war without the authorization of Congress, the liberals and many conservatives would have been in an uproar.
But because Obama is a liberal, he is getting a pass. Obama is acting arrogant, as usual, throwing away all traditions and laws. He is letting the U.N. dictate to us, the U.S. on what to do.
While the president maybe correct in what he is doing, there are a lot of questions to be answered, like who will replace Qaddafi if he is deposed and why is intervening in Libya and not Iran, when he had the chance?
What Obama did is throw the liberals under the bus because in the end, he knows the liberals have to support Obama, no mater what. So, he ignored them when he made the decision to bomb.
Worst president ever.
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