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Congressmen sue over U.S. bombing of Libya | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 11 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Jun 16, 2011, titled Congressmen sue over U.S. bombing of Libya | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Facing growing opposition on Capitol Hill, the White House insisted yesterday that it's within its legal rights to wage war in Libya without explicit authorization from Congress, essentially because no American lives are at risk.

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deniro11111

West Hartford, CT

#2 Jun 16, 2011
Obozo breaks all the laws of this good country and that is just 1 reason to vote him out of office in 2012 or sooner he really should be impeached for his actions
Mom

Columbus, OH

#3 Jun 16, 2011
This is very troubling. Our country has 3 branches of government for ensuring checks & balances to each branch--and the president is bypassing the legislative branch (along with representation of we the people). This should concern everyone, not just the opposing political party of whoever is our current president. Our govt system was designed with the 3 branches to make certain that the responsible officials are answerable to the people whose lives are at stake and who are expected to foot the bills. Without congressional input, how are Americans, whose lives are at stake, able to have any influence on the decisions? How many Americans even support the attacks on Libya? Not many.

Great article here: http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/congress-the...

Kudos to Dennis Kusinich and others for challenging this.
Wake Up

Westmont, IL

#4 Jun 16, 2011
Thank You Mark Levin, he is such a brilliant Constitutional Attorne the world has ever known, who also wrote Liberty and Tyranny. http://www.therightscoop.com/levin-obama-only...
deniro11111 wrote:
Obozo breaks all the laws of this good country and that is just 1 reason to vote him out of office in 2012 or sooner he really should be impeached for his actions
ReAckShunAry

New Albany, OH

#5 Jun 16, 2011
I remember a bunch of these lawsuits based on a failure to declare actual war approved by Congress during the Vietnam era. None of them went anywhere.
Wake Up

Westmont, IL

#6 Jun 16, 2011
Sorry typo, Attorney.
Wake Up wrote:
Thank You Mark Levin, he is such a brilliant Constitutional Attorne the world has ever known, who also wrote Liberty and Tyranny. http://www.therightscoop.com/levin-obama-only... <quoted text>
Parasite Government

Columbus, OH

#7 Jun 16, 2011
ReAckShunAry wrote:
I remember a bunch of these lawsuits based on a failure to declare actual war approved by Congress during the Vietnam era. None of them went anywhere.
Hence the War Powers Act that was passed in 1973.

Vietnam was such a success - I can see why Obama wants to emulate that by picking sides in a tribal civil war in Libya.
Politically INCORRECT

Delaware, OH

#8 Jun 16, 2011
Everything that issues from this man's mouth is either a fallacy or a smoke and mirrors BS story to entice people to vote for him.
Repeal Obamacare. REPEAL OBAMA!!!
Chris Frederickson

Galveston, TX

#9 Jun 16, 2011
Great news ! Now BHO has mastered the Elvis Presley sneer !
Ohio Lawyer

Columbus, OH

#10 Jun 16, 2011
Dennis Kucinich is a narcissistic horse's ass.
Ohio Lawyer

Columbus, OH

#11 Jun 16, 2011
ReAckShunAry wrote:
I remember a bunch of these lawsuits based on a failure to declare actual war approved by Congress during the Vietnam era. None of them went anywhere.
Courts tend to hold that these are political questions that shouldnt be decided by the courts. If Congress wants to end the intervention in Libya, it can do that easily. It won't.
Ohio Lawyer

Columbus, OH

#12 Jun 16, 2011
Partly because a bunch of Republican leaders were blasting Obama for NOT intervening in Libya...

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