Posted by: conservativecritic | June 18, 2011

Obama Overrides Legal Counsel Regarding Libya War Effort…

And of course Obama changed his mind when the polls and focus groups showed that he had done the wrong thing….and of  course in the end, he lost track of Gadaffi – who is probably holed up with a bunch of women in  some wormhole in Niger…Again, the President has illustrated his inability to make a decision and stick with it and finding out that he didn’t understand the issue in the first place – but what can you expect when someone whispers in your ear when you are on the 4th hole of the golf course that Gadaffi has flown the coop…Obama is AWOL…period…

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President Obama decided he could continue the air war in Libya without congressional approval despite rulings to the contrary from Justice Department and Pentagon lawyers.

On Wednesday of this week, the White House insisted that Dictator Obama has the authority to continue U.S. military action in Libya evern without authorization from both political parties in Congress.

The 1973 War Powers Resolution prohibits the military from being involved in actions for more than 60 days without congressional  authorization.  The issue seems to be whether the US military is acting in a “primary” or “secondary/supportive” role in the fighting in Libya.

In the meantime, Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has maintained his grip on power, and the White House says if the mission continues until September, it will cost US taxpayers $1.1 billion.  Senator Jim Webb, D-VA, a decorated combat veteran and member of the Armed Services Committe, said

“..spending a billion dollars and dropping bombs on people sounds like hostilities to me”.

This business of using “executive privilege” to circumvent congress, the constitution and legal opinion is becoming symptomatic of a narcissistic personality disorder which can seriously endanger our country and its population and the economy as a whole.

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