It’s All So Different Now
(BOSTON GLOBE – 2008) –
Globe: In what circumstances, if any, would the president have constitutional authority to bomb Iran without seeking a use-of-force authorization from Congress?
(GLOBAL EXCLAIMER – 2011) –
Glob: In what circumstances, if any, would the president have constitutional authority to bomb Libya without seeking a use-of-force authorization from Congress?
Obama: The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation, UNLESS I am the President. Bomb Libya? Yes We Can!
What color is the sky on President Obama’s planet?
You may find S.J. Res. 23 interesting. Read it, it’s not long. Senator Obama introduced this bill, without co-sponsors, in 2007. Without co-sponsors, mind you, meaning, this was his baby. Something he believed in. Sort of.
- House Of Mirrors (maxredline.typepad.com)
- Once a Legislator, Now the Execuitive: (brothersjuddblog.com)
- Obama: President Cannot Unilaterally Authorize Military Attacks Under Constitution (bigcitizen.wordpress.com)
- Obama on Presidential War Powers [Dispatches from the Culture Wars] (scienceblogs.com)