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The White House also says in the report that President Barack Obama has the authority to continue U.S. military involvement in Libya even without authorization from Congress.
Obama has legal authority for Libya mission without congressional authorization
According to the White House, the Libyan operation has cost the US taxpayer $716 million thus far and if sustained at current levels will cost us $1.1 billion by September. For a country that has so much debt that even the President of the Dallas Federal Reserve projects it to be around $100 trillion, we sure seem to be spending a lot on an operation in which we are taking a minor role in.
Good call Marg. Star on your post.
Originally posted by marg6043
reply to post by LaTouffe
Obama is taking lessons from Former president Bush, after all he was the pioneer of absolute government power.
And to think that in these boards many of us warned about the results of President Bush actions against the constitution when it came to presidential powers, and how president to come to follow sue.
Louis Fisher, a scholar in residence at the Constitution Project who served for 40 years as a constitutional law expert at the Library of Congress, says Americans and members of Congress should understand that President Barack Obama committed a “very grave offense” against the Constitution in taking military action in Libya without congressional authorization.
“I am not going to recommend that the House Judiciary Committee hold impeachment hearings, but I would like members of Congress and the public to say that nothing would be more impeachable than a President who takes the country to war without coming to Congress, who does it unilaterally,” Fisher told CNSNews.com’s Online With Terry Jeffrey.
Fisher, whose book Presidential War Power is a definitive scholarly account of the drafting of the constitutional war power and its historical interpretation and implementation, scoffs at Obama’s argument that the United Nations, which the U.S. joined through a treaty ratified by the Senate, can usurp the war power the Constitution gives to both houses of Congress.
“He said I have authorization from the Security Council. It is not authorization under U.S. constitutional law,” said Fisher.
I would like to make it clear that in the U.N. Charter, you cannot have the president and the Senate through the treaty process--the UN Charter or NATO--you cannot have those two actors take the power of Congress and the House of Representatives and give it to either the Security Council or to NATO countries,” said Fisher.
Originally posted by LaTouffe
reply to post by EndtheLiedotcom
S***. Now here in France, we will going to pay a war that doesn't concern us.