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The President has broad constitutional power to take military action in response to the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001. Congress has acknowledged this inherent executive power in both the War Powers Resolution and the Joint Resolution passed by Congress on September 14, 2001.
The President has constitutional power not only to retaliate against any person, organization, or State suspected of involvement in terrorist attacks on the United States, but also against foreign States suspected of harboring or supporting such organizations.
The President may deploy military force preemptively against terrorist organizations or the States that harbor or support them, whether or not they can be linked to the specific terrorist incidents of September 11.
Originally posted by Alxandro
If this strike had happened last week, this site would be filled with tons of anti Bush posts we've all come to expect. Now that Obama ordered the strike it's really interesting how certain people are making excuses for him.
Originally posted by MischeviousElf
SLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Missiles fired from a suspected U.S. spy plane killed 10 people Friday in Pakistan just east of the Afghan border, a lawless region where al-Qaida militants are known to hide out, security officials said.
They cannot even prove (as of now) the plane was American! (Though they *suspect* it was a drone)...
Stop the propaganda please.
Originally posted by Bakane
I cant beleive you got stars for this post. Deny ignorance indeed..
News flash people, Obama is the president. We don't strike Pakistan without Obama's approval! Propaganda? Christ, we;'re in trouble if all Obama supporters are this naive.
Barack Obama gave the go-ahead for his first military action yesterday, missile strikes against suspected militants in Pakistan which killed at least 18 people.
Four days after assuming the presidency, he was consulted by US commanders before they launched the two attacks. Although Obama has abandoned many of the "war on terror" policies of George Bush while he was president, he is not retreating from the hunt for Osama bin Laden and other al-Qaida leaders.
The US marine corp commander said yesterday that his 22,000 troops should be redeployed from Iraq to Afghanistan. Gen James Conway said "the time is right" to leave Iraq now the war had become largely nation-building rather than the pitched fighting in which the corps excelled; he wanted the marines in Afghanistan,