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slipslidingaway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 09:44 PM
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See my earlier post to you on this thread
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Powers_Resolution

"The War Powers Resolution of 1973 (50 U.S.C. 15411548) was a United States Congress joint resolution providing that the President can send U.S. armed forces into action abroad only by authorization of Congress or if the United States is already under attack or serious threat..."

Where is the attack or threat from Libya to the US?


Obama on presidential war-making powers
http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/index...

"The U.N. Security Council Resolution authorizing military force in Libya does not, on its face, compel U.S. involvement, but news reports (and common sense) suggest that American participation is likely. That has led to debates over whether the President is constitutionally empowered to order military action in Libya without Congressional approval, whether it be in the form of a declaration of war or at least some statutory authorization to use military force..."

http://www.thecre.com/fedlaw/legal22/warpow.htm

"SEC. 2. (c)

The constitutional powers of the President as Commander-in-Chief to introduce United States Armed Forces into hostilities, or into situations where imminent involvement in hostilities is clearly indicated by the circumstances, are exercised only pursuant to (1) a declaration of war, (2) specific statutory authorization, or (3) a national emergency created by attack upon the United States, its territories or possessions, or its armed forces."









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