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“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.”

 

“As Commander-in-Chief, the President does have a duty to protect and defend the United States,” Obama continued.“In instances of self-defense, the President would be within his constitutional authority to act before advising Congress or seeking its consent. History has shown us time and again, however, that military action is most successful when it is authorized and supported by the Legislative branch.”

 

In a followup question in its December 2007 interview, the Boston Globe asked Obama if the Constitution gave the president the power to disregard a congressional statute putting some type of limit on the way troops could be deployed. Here, too, Obama deferred to the constitutional authority of Congress.

 

“No, the President does not have that power,” Obama told the paper.“To date, several Congresses have imposed limitations on the number of US troops deployed in a given situation. As President, I will not assert a constitutional authority to deploy troops in a manner contrary to an express limit imposed by Congress and adopted into law.”

 

Senator Barack Obama

 

 

What happened?

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“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.”

 

“As Commander-in-Chief, the President does have a duty to protect and defend the United States,” Obama continued.“In instances of self-defense, the President would be within his constitutional authority to act before advising Congress or seeking its consent. History has shown us time and again, however, that military action is most successful when it is authorized and supported by the Legislative branch.”

 

In a followup question in its December 2007 interview, the Boston Globe asked Obama if the Constitution gave the president the power to disregard a congressional statute putting some type of limit on the way troops could be deployed. Here, too, Obama deferred to the constitutional authority of Congress.

 

“No, the President does not have that power,” Obama told the paper.“To date, several Congresses have imposed limitations on the number of US troops deployed in a given situation. As President, I will not assert a constitutional authority to deploy troops in a manner contrary to an express limit imposed by Congress and adopted into law.”

 

Senator Barrack Obama

 

 

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Obviously an imposter wrote this. Our President signs his name with one 'R'.

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Obviously an imposter wrote this. Our President signs his name with one 'R'.

 

I apologize profusely for mispelling his name.

 

So, what happened?

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The constitution is that crappy piece of paper standing in Barry's way of complete and total domination. Damn those forefathers.

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I have been away on vacation for the last 2 weeks so I been out of the realm of reality on the lovely island of St. Barts..

 

Anyway, where did the president deploy troops??

 

In fairness to all the question that he answered was:

 

Question 2

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?)

 

John McCain

Well he doesn't. But if there is an imminent threat, the president has to act in America's security interest. ... He should [go to Congress] absent an imminent threat. But in the event of an imminent threat, the President has a constitutional obligation to protect the American people.

 

 

Mitt Romney

A President must always act in the best interests of the United States to protect us against a potential threat, including a nuclear Iran. Naturally, it is always preferable to seek agreement of all – leadership of our government as well as our friends around the world – where those circumstances are available.

 

 

But again, where did he deploy troops?

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It's his game of Risk now and he gets to roll the 3 dice.

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I apologize profusely for mispelling his name.

 

So, what happened?

 

What happened is he took a stand for an idea he believed, in theory. He put it on the record. This is a rarity for Obama. He usually takes both sides of an argument or votes 'present'.

 

In this case, his past words painted him into a corner and the realities of decision making as POTUS blew up all his professorial rhetoric.

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I have been away on vacation for the last 2 weeks so I been out of the realm of reality on the lovely island of St. Barts..

 

Anyway, where did the president deploy troops??

 

In fairness to all the question that he answered was:

 

Question 2

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?)

 

John McCain

Well he doesn't. But if there is an imminent threat, the president has to act in America's security interest. ... He should [go to Congress] absent an imminent threat. But in the event of an imminent threat, the President has a constitutional obligation to protect the American people.

 

 

Mitt Romney

A President must always act in the best interests of the United States to protect us against a potential threat, including a nuclear Iran. Naturally, it is always preferable to seek agreement of all – leadership of our government as well as our friends around the world – where those circumstances are available.

 

 

But again, where did he deploy troops?

 

This is about the current president -- not two people who never were and never will be, 'kay?

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The funny thing is some Liberal on this board was arguing that the Libya war was "legal". Well, it appears it is NOT legal.

 

I'd like an answer as well from Obama. What happened? Why did he ignore the Constitution?

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This is about the current president -- not two people who never were and never will be, 'kay?

 

 

No troops have been deployed...

 

Guess that ends the thread...

 

Kay?

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No troops have been deployed...

 

Guess that ends the thread...

 

Kay?

 

The President does NOT have the authority to attack another country without the approval of Congress. Now you will ignore the Constitution in order to protect Obama? :confused:

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But again, where did he deploy troops?

 

In the Medertarian Sea and over the airspace of Libya (and thats just what we know about).

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The funny thing is some Liberal on this board was arguing that the Libya war was "legal". Well, it appears it is NOT legal.

 

I'd like an answer as well from Obama. What happened? Why did he ignore the Constitution?

 

He didn't, as no delcaration of war has been declared..

 

Last I checked we were part of the United Nations, here is their resolution to the situation:

 

 

 

http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2011/sc10200.doc.htm

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In the Medertarian Sea and over the airspace of Libya (and thats just what we know about).

 

Link?

 

There are no troops deployed..

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He didn't, as no delcaration of war has been declared..

 

Last I checked we were part of the United Nations, here is their resolution to the situation:

 

 

 

http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2011/sc10200.doc.htm

 

Just stop. You're wrong and so is 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.

 

http://www.salon.com/news/libya/index.html?story=/politics/war_room/2011/03/21/lind_libya_war

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The President does NOT have the authority to attack another country without the approval of Congress. Now you will ignore the Constitution in order to protect Obama? :confused:

 

 

No attack, simply assisting other nations in enacting a no fly zone that was apporved by the United Nations Security council to seize the slaughter of innocent civilians in Libya..

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No troops have been deployed...

 

Guess that ends the thread...

 

Kay?

 

You are truly a joke.

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No attack, simply assisting other nations in enacting a no fly zone that was apporved by the United Nations Security council to seize the slaughter of innocent civilians in Libya..

 

We can't continue this debate if you're just going to toss all the facts aside and play dumb on purpose in an effort to win your side of the argument. I realize that's what politics is about, but not when the facts are this glaring. Even Democrats are saying Obama needed to get the approval of Congress.

 

Have a nice day.

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No troops have been deployed...

 

Guess that ends the thread...

 

Kay?

 

Um, not okay, because he did deploy our military.

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He didn't, as no delcaration of war has been declared..

 

Last I checked we were part of the United Nations, here is their resolution to the situation:

 

 

 

http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2011/sc10200.doc.htm

 

A) We are a sovereign nation.

B) The U.S. Constitution takes precedence over the UN for the U.S.

C) No one in the U.S. elected anyone at the UN to be their representative.

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Presidents have authorized military action without Congressional approval over a hundred times.

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No attack, simply assisting other nations in enacting a no fly zone that was apporved by the United Nations Security council to seize the slaughter of innocent civilians in Libya..

 

No attack?? Really??

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France and Britian will take the lead on this, we are just assisting in enacting a no-fly zone..There will be no declaration of war..

 

Shotgun John McCain wants to go ahead and arm the citizens of Libya..

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/03/22/earlyshow/main20045773.shtml

 

 

"McCain, R-Ariz., said on CBS' "The Early Show" that he hopes the United States supplies rebels with arms, as it once did insurgents fighting the Russian occupation of Afghanistan.

 

 

He also said this morning that the immediate objective of Operation Odyssey Dawn has been successful. "

 

The US assisting in the removal of Ghaddifi is a good thing...

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No attack, simply assisting other nations in enacting a no fly zone that was apporved by the United Nations Security council to seize the slaughter of innocent civilians in Libya..

 

 

You have to realize how foolish you sound.

 

There are quite a few lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, calling Obama out on this.

 

From NYTimes:

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/22/world/africa/22powers.html

 

President Obama is facing criticism that crosses the political divide for not seeking Congressional authorization before ordering the American military to join in attacks of Libyan air defenses and government forces.

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