Saturday, March 19, 2011

The Last Word on American Interventionism in Libya

Jacob G. Hornberger has it — The Constitution Requires a Congressional Declaration of War against Libya. Of the disturbing news that "Obama is now requesting the United Nations Security Council to authorize the United States to bomb Libyan tanks and artillery," Mr. Hornberger says,
    Did you catch that? The president of the United States is going to the UN to seek permission to attack a sovereign and independent country.

    Where is the Tea Party when you need it? Aren’t they the ones that carry the miniature-sized versions of the U.S. Constitution in their pockets? Attention Tea Partiers: Check out the section of the Constitution that requires the president to secure a formal declaration of war from Congress before he can wage war against a foreign regime. Let’s hear from you. This is no time for silence.

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Blogger JI said...

It's all about oil again, and it will probably end in a bloodbath.

10:59 PM  
Blogger Mark in Spokane said...

This is spot on. I posted on this over at my own blog as well. Regardless of what one thinks about Iraq and Afghanistan, Bush got congressional authorization for both. Obama is acting like Clinton with Kosovo and Jefferson with the Barbary Corsairs, and ignoring Congress.

Hey, I think I see a pattern: Jefferson, Clinton, Obama -- all Democrats! Like Andrew Jackson, another proponent of limitless executive authority...Hmmm...

2:57 AM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

JI, oil... and ideology.

Mark, indeed. As I've said before, Jefferson was not very Jeffersonian as president.

6:35 PM  

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