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House members file suit against Obama on Libya

There are 16 comments on the The Washington Post story from Jun 15, 2011, titled House members file suit against Obama on Libya. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

Ten House members led by Rep. Dennis Kucinich are filing a complaint in federal court against President Obama for taking military action in Libya without first seeking congressional approval.

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StormRider

Portugal

#1 Jun 15, 2011
ROFLMAO !!!

I don't believe that this will stop USA involvement in Libya civil war...but it will be remarkable if it will.
Hmmm

Champaign, IL

#2 Jun 15, 2011
Why didn't they do the same thing when GW Bush began his reign of genocidal terrorism across the Middle East? He lacked congressional approval also.

“Your Own Peace Prize Inside”

Since: Mar 07

Hyannis, Mass

#3 Jun 15, 2011
All you have to ask is.... Would the democrats do the same if Bush was still president and he pulled this stunt.

Of course they would.

“Your Own Peace Prize Inside”

Since: Mar 07

Hyannis, Mass

#4 Jun 15, 2011
Hmmm wrote:
Why didn't they do the same thing when GW Bush began his reign of genocidal terrorism across the Middle East? He lacked congressional approval also.
No - he went through the process and got congressional approval.
Remember, they cut back on the funding.... but approved it.

“If it ain't broke don't fix it”

Since: Jul 09

Arcadia, LA.

#5 Jun 15, 2011
Hmmm wrote:
Why didn't they do the same thing when GW Bush began his reign of genocidal terrorism across the Middle East? He lacked congressional approval also.
LOL. You must be a liberal.

Bush had congressional approval.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#6 Jun 15, 2011
Hmmm wrote:
Why didn't they do the same thing when GW Bush began his reign of genocidal terrorism across the Middle East? He lacked congressional approval also.
WEll dumb dumb, that would be BECAUSE HE HAD APPROVAL FROM CONGRESS you dolt.
Sick and tired of Obama

United States

#7 Jun 15, 2011
One billion dollars wasted so Obama can help his al-Qaeda buddies there. Look at Egypt.

1. It was Democratic laws and policies that caused the mortgage crisis.
2. Democrats (and many republican, I for one) demonized Bush's policies, rightfully so, and also attacked him personally almost daily. But apparently thats OK with you because he's a republican.
3. Obama's policies are THE SAME as Bush's only on steroids. More stimulus, more big government, more cozing up to wall steet, more making the poor poorer, more wars, more spending, more debt, etc. But apparently that's OK with you because he's a democrat.

4. Republicans have not and do not attach people, only the destructive policies that are and will destroy our country. Personal attacks are and have always been a democratic thing.
Dow down at 11,800

4 wars twice the debt spending. Obama is a disaster who wants to bankrupt America
Gracebemine

Garden City, MO

#8 Jun 15, 2011
Hmmm wrote:
Why didn't they do the same thing when GW Bush began his reign of genocidal terrorism across the Middle East? He lacked congressional approval also.
Better check your facts, hmmmm
Rico

Guatemala City, Guatemala

#9 Jun 15, 2011
StormRider wrote:
ROFLMAO !!!
I don't believe that this will stop USA involvement in Libya civil war...but it will be remarkable if it will.
This is a Bankers-War, because Gaddafi organized the oil producers to accept only Gold for oil...

Gaddafi was targeted by the world-s banksters for promoting Gold instead of the Dollar/euro..,

Russia and China has already agreed to drop the dollar/euro in their oil sales, this move by Gaddafi will finish the western banks...These banks will fight to the last-drop of your blood to save their empire built of paper and promises...

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#10 Jun 15, 2011
What is a Obama Civil War in Libya, between friends?
Obama Sux

Sun City, AZ

#11 Jun 15, 2011
Rico wrote:
<quoted text>
This is a Bankers-War, because Gaddafi organized the oil producers to accept only Gold for oil...
Gaddafi was targeted by the world-s banksters for promoting Gold instead of the Dollar/euro..,
Russia and China has already agreed to drop the dollar/euro in their oil sales, this move by Gaddafi will finish the western banks...These banks will fight to the last-drop of your blood to save their empire built of paper and promises...
Then it's a war for the Jews at Goldman Sucks Sachs, the Jews responsible for the fraudulent bailout of the bankers, the collapse of the real estate markets, and the start of the Great Depression of the 1930's. Reference: "Chasing Goldman Sachs" by Suzanne McGee

When will we finally get rid of these greedy Jew parasites at Goldman Sucks Sachs who destroy the wealth of nations and suck the life from hard working people around the world? Just look at the misery they caused billions of people during the 1930's and 1940's and today as millions of Americans lose their jobs and homes because a few Jews wanted to make another billion shekels.
ArmyOfMe

Huntsville, AL

#12 Jun 15, 2011
Obama interview:

Q. In what circumstances, if any, would the president have constitutional authority to bomb Iran without seeking a use-of-force authorization from Congress?(Specifically, what about the strategic bombing of suspected nuclear sites -- a situation that does not involve stopping an IMMINENT threat?)

OBAMA: The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.

.....In instances of self-defense, the President would be within his constitutional authority to act before advising Congress or seeking its consent.

Boston Globe, 2007

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The previous question and answer refers to STRATEGIC AND LIMITED BOMBING OF SPECIFIED TARGETS in another country.

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For those who claim that alliances and treaties trump the US constitution and the delegated powers could you please point me to the Amendment that establishes this?

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Obama's team issued this excuse for doing exactly what he previously said should not be done:

U.S. operations do not involve sustained fighting or active exchanges of fire with hostile forces, nor do they involve the presence of U.S. ground troops, U.S. casualties or a serious threat thereof, or any significant chance of escalation into a conflict characterized by those factors, the report said."

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Funny how none of these particulars were involved in the strategic bombing of Iran question. Nothing about NATO and the UN either.
Rico

Guatemala City, Guatemala

#13 Jun 15, 2011
ArmyOfMe wrote:
Obama interview:
Q. In what circumstances, if any, would the president have constitutional authority to bomb Iran without seeking a use-of-force authorization from Congress?(Specifically, what about the strategic bombing of suspected nuclear sites -- a situation that does not involve stopping an IMMINENT threat?)
OBAMA: The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.
.....In instances of self-defense, the President would be within his constitutional authority to act before advising Congress or seeking its consent.
Boston Globe, 2007
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The previous question and answer refers to STRATEGIC AND LIMITED BOMBING OF SPECIFIED TARGETS in another country.
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For those who claim that alliances and treaties trump the US constitution and the delegated powers could you please point me to the Amendment that establishes this?
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Obama's team issued this excuse for doing exactly what he previously said should not be done:
U.S. operations do not involve sustained fighting or active exchanges of fire with hostile forces, nor do they involve the presence of U.S. ground troops, U.S. casualties or a serious threat thereof, or any significant chance of escalation into a conflict characterized by those factors, the report said."
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Funny how none of these particulars were involved in the strategic bombing of Iran question. Nothing about NATO and the UN either.
"For those who claim that alliances and treaties trump the US constitution and the delegated powers could you please point me to the Amendment that establishes this?"

The president's 'Oath' is his signed-private-contract with the United States of America, this takes precedence over all treaties/contracts after the fact...

All/any agreements/contracts signed-on by him are subject to the rules/duties of his 'Oath' contract...
He can contract all he wants, BUT, those contracts are subject to the 'Primary-contract of the Oath'...

Breaking/failing to comply with his original-Oath-contract- obligations, removes him from the office of the Presidency by default...
Rico

Guatemala City, Guatemala

#14 Jun 15, 2011
Obama Sux wrote:
<quoted text>
Then it's a war for the Jews at Goldman Sucks Sachs, the Jews responsible for the fraudulent bailout of the bankers, the collapse of the real estate markets, and the start of the Great Depression of the 1930's. Reference: "Chasing Goldman Sachs" by Suzanne McGee
When will we finally get rid of these greedy Jew parasites at Goldman Sucks Sachs who destroy the wealth of nations and suck the life from hard working people around the world? Just look at the misery they caused billions of people during the 1930's and 1940's and today as millions of Americans lose their jobs and homes because a few Jews wanted to make another billion shekels.
YES, our treasure in sons and daughters, wealth and honor are being spent for the private-war of the banksters...

We are 'Proxies' for Israel's sons and daughter's fight for monetary control of the world...
ArmyOfMe

Huntsville, AL

#15 Jun 15, 2011
Rico wrote:
<quoted text>
"For those who claim that alliances and treaties trump the US constitution and the delegated powers could you please point me to the Amendment that establishes this?"
The president's 'Oath' is his signed-private-contract with the United States of America, this takes precedence over all treaties/contracts after the fact...
All/any agreements/contracts signed-on by him are subject to the rules/duties of his 'Oath' contract...
He can contract all he wants, BUT, those contracts are subject to the 'Primary-contract of the Oath'...
Breaking/failing to comply with his original-Oath-contract- obligations, removes him from the office of the Presidency by default...
Agreed. Surely going to a foreign country and conferencing with other foreign powers and planning and executing WITH THESE FOREIGN POWERS a military campaign against yet another foreign power without even addressing, much less demanding a vote from his own country's Representatives is treasonous no?

This president literally and undeniably proved that he holds the opinions of France and the Arab League above those of American citizens and our laws. If the concept of being traitorous exists then surely it must applied here.

I suppose in the minds of his supporters there is no contradiction in his most un-democratic actions committed in the name of spreading democracy?
swedenforever

Hyattsville, MD

#16 Jun 15, 2011
Sick and tired of Obama wrote:
One billion dollars wasted so Obama can help his al-Qaeda buddies there. Look at Egypt.
1. It was Democratic laws and policies that caused the mortgage crisis.
2. Democrats (and many republican, I for one) demonized Bush's policies, rightfully so, and also attacked him personally almost daily. But apparently thats OK with you because he's a republican.
3. Obama's policies are THE SAME as Bush's only on steroids. More stimulus, more big government, more cozing up to wall steet, more making the poor poorer, more wars, more spending, more debt, etc. But apparently that's OK with you because he's a democrat.
4. Republicans have not and do not attach people, only the destructive policies that are and will destroy our country. Personal attacks are and have always been a democratic thing.
Dow down at 11,800
4 wars twice the debt spending. Obama is a disaster who wants to bankrupt America
1b dollars about 2 weeks in Iraq, get a clue

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