Bishop Giovanni I. Martinelli and Congressman Dennis Kucinich
"I hope that everyone’s good will prevails in order to stop this war because we are tired of the bombing," says the Apostolic Administrator of Tripoli — Bishop says Libyans are 'fed up' with war – and some Western officials are, too. From our own shores:
- A bipartisan group of 10 lawmakers is suing President Barack Obama over his decision to join the war without consulting Congress. House Speaker John Boehner warned the president on June 14 that he would be in violation of the War Powers Act if he continued to involve the U.S. in Libyan “hostilities” past June 19 without consulting Congress.
The president insists he does not need Congress' approval due to the non-traditional nature of the Libyan war. A White House report released to lawmakers on June 15 noted that “U.S. operations do not involve sustained fighting or active exchanges of fire with hostile forces, nor do they involve U.S. ground troops.”
One of the 10 plaintiffs challenging Obama's legal authority, Representative Dennis Kucinich (D – Ohio) says he will push to defund U.S. operations in Libya.
“This administration brought our nation to war without congressional approval or the support of the American people,” Kucinich said in a June 17 statement.