Telling Passage of the Day

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on June 29, 2011


On the American intervention in Libya, Mr. Obama defended his administration’s actions against Congressional critics who say the military activities there violate the War Powers Act, which requires Congress to give its formal approval.

“We have engaged in a limited operation to help a lot of people against one of the worst tyrants in the world,” Mr. Obama said, deflecting a question about whether he believes the War Powers Act is constitutional. “This suddenly becomes the cause célèbre for some folks in Congress? C’mon.”

Yeah, Heaven forbid that anyone should be concerned about a President of the United States waging war, and pretending that it’s not a war just so that he doesn’t have to go get Congressional approval.

Of course, there are some people who are making sense when it comes to analyzing our Libya policy. Let’s turn the microphone over to Dick Lugar. Be sure to read the whole thing.

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