Obama waited until congress had taken a break, and then ordered troops into Libya. He was constitutionally wrong. Yet during his presidential campaign he was asked the question.
“Does the President have a Constitutional right to order bombings of Iranian Nuclear sites without use of force authorization from Congress?”
Mr. Obama who claims to have taught a Constitutional Law class gave the following answer;
“The president does not have the right to issue such an order unless it is an imminent threat to the nation.”
When Obama’s national security advisor Tom Donilon was questioned about the presidents decision to send troops to Libya without the authorization of Congress, Donilon said, “the administration welcomes the support of Congress in whatever form they want to express that support.”
Does a Liberal ever give a direct answer to a direct question?
But he did add that Mr. Obama could authorize such an order under his own authority. Supposedly, the Constitutional Law that Obama “taught” were changed to support his own beliefs as to how things are to be run from the Oval office.
In a Boston Globe survey, Joseph Biden, a senator at the time of the survey argued that the president did not have the authority to order Iranian Nuclear sites bombings without the authorization of Congress.
In 1950 Harry Truman, a Democrat went to war with Korea with authorization from Congress.
Lyndon Johnson, a Democrat, cited the Congressional Tonkin Gulf Resolution, Lawmakers later repealed it, but Richard Nixon, a Rino claimed he could keep the war going.
In 1973, The War Powers Resolution was established by lawmakers, which directed the presidents to get Congressional authorization before sending American troops into harms way, except in an emergency situation, which in that case the president may send troops without the Congress authorizing it.
Without authorization, George H.W. Bush in 1992, sent troops into Somalia. And, again in 1999 Bill Clinton under his own powers, ordered the bombings of Kosovo.
A Democrat Representative from Ohio said that even though other presidents have ignored the Congressional order, that Obama sending troops into Lybia without Congress consent was a serious abuse of power. The Representative also stated that what Obama is doing is strictly outside the Constitution.
If Mr. Obama was in fact a Constitutional Law professor, as he claims, would he not know that the Congress must give their elected consent before troops are sent to war zone. The elected Congress is the mouth pieces for the American people. Decisions must be made to satisfy the people.
Does the Constitution not apply to the Democrats and the Rino’s? Does the classes that Mr. Obama claim to have taught mean nothing to him once he left the classroom? And as “Commander in Chief” does he not feel an obligation to the people of the United States which requires him to seek Congress before making war decisions?
The decision made by Obama to send troops into Libya is a dangerous one. It could trump a full blown war which could result in another World War.
Sending troops into the African Congo could be another misjudgment on Obama’s part. Is he in fact seeking a World War in order to attract the attention of dignitaries from other countries to show them his unequivocal power? Sending a silent message that he would be worthy to be the first to initiate leadership in a One World Order? It is really not that unlikely.
Information obtained from Columbia Executive.com