posted on Jun, 1 2011 @ 05:42 PM
Seeking to avoid a showdown over Libya, House GOP leaders pulled back from a floor vote on a resolution by Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) that
would bar U.S. involvement in the NATO-led campaign to topple Muammar Qadhafi.
GOP leaders were scrambling Wednesday morning to come up with an alternative plan for considering the measure. This could include having the Armed
Services or Foreign Affairs committees draft backup proposals.Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
It is about time this issue has been raised. When the executive steals authority from the legislative normally you would see a massive push back
against such actions. That does not appear to be the case but perhaps we are not truly looking deep enough into this. Maybe many members of Congress
are upset about this but are compelled to remain quiet; the liberals because they have their own party member in the White House and the conservatives
because since the Bush years they have felt it is their obligation to support every war and military action without question.
That does not give them a pass on this subject however because all it shows is that for those in congress either they are on the side of the war
machine, are too cowardice to stand up, or they are the few who do have courage.
Also please note one very important part of this article which I have placed in bold font. I thought that our campaign in Libya was based on
humanitarian purposes… that is weird, who could have imaged we were actually in this conflict to overthrow Gaddafi. *sarcasm*
Another senior Republican staffer said House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) “is concerned that if this were to come to the floor now, it
” and could adversely affect the NATO mission in Libya.Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
So… there are at least 218 members of the House who are opposed to this war… err I mean conflict. It is about time the war machine part of the GOP
starts to die away.