Saturday, April 16, 2011

Obama on the Libyan War


"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."

- Barack Obama,  Boston Globe questionnaire on Executive Power Dec 20, 2007 

Well that is odd.  He attacked Libya without Congressional authorization.  By his own statement, he has no power under the Constitution to do so.

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