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oberliner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 03:02 PM
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Strikes In Libya Divides GOP, Puts Boehner In A Bind
Freshmen House Republicans are already putting House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) in a bind over the budget, with a contingent of Tea Party-backed fiscal conservatives refusing to vote for any more continuing resolutions. Now a group of libertarian-leaning Republicans are balking at President Obama's missile strikes in Libya.

Republican Reps. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Ron Paul (R-TX) and Justin Amash (R-MI) over the weekend objected to the President's decision to use military force to contain Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, with some questioning the constitutionality of the operation and others opposing U.S military intervention in another Arab country because they aren't convinced that the U.S. has a clear national interest in the action.

"Unless there's a clear and present danger to the United States of America, I don't think you use U.S. forces in North Africa in what is the equivalent of a civil war,' Chaffetz told the Deseret News.

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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 03:07 PM
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1. iraq n afghanistan are NOT a clear and present danger to the US either but we are there nt
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Hugabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 03:09 PM
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2. The Tea-Party nuts would oppose Obama if he said the sky was blue
I oppose military action against Libya based on principle. However, most of these teabaggers seem opposed simply because it's Obama doing it. They've never had a problem with bombing anyone in the past. If Palin were president, they'd be begging her to bomb just about everybody.
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oberliner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 03:36 PM
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4. True - but it's interesting how he is opposed for different reasons
Edited on Mon Mar-21-11 03:36 PM by oberliner
The neocons and the paleocons are both giving him grief for this from totally opposite angles.
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jaxx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 03:09 PM
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3. Somebody needs to give these rubes a crash course on the UN.
Ignorance is no excuse for them acting like idiots.
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 03:50 PM
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5. Paul doesn't surprise me--he'd outlaw international travel if he was the President.
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