This outlines the The War Powers Act<quoted text>
Sorry to burst your bubble but Democrats voted in FAVOR of the war with Iraq.
No single congressman authorized Obama to attack Libya!
Oh yes, Libya, Liberals want to pretend it never happened!
300 dead in Libya, 10,000 in Syria. Libya has oil, Syria has none! Guess
"America was flung into a war that lacks congressional approval and fiscal discipline. The administration’s complete disregard for the Constitution has bothered many Americans, for the Constitution clearly states that it is Congress that has the power to declare war, not the president. The War Powers Act also clearly states that U.S. armed forces are to engage in immediate hostilities only if the circumstances are “pursuant to (1) a declaration of war,(2) specific statutory authorization or (3) a national emergency created by attack upon the United States, its territories or possessions, or its armed forces.”
Absent these criteria, the president has no authority to declare war. Even if the president believes he has such authority, the War Powers Act goes on to require the president to seek congressional approval within 60 days of conflict. That deadline has come and gone with the Libyan war.
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