UPDATE (03.23.2011): 2,000+ Marines On The Ground In Libya
(ABC) We’ve seen Camp Lejuene Marines in Iraq and Afghanistan and now they are joining the fight against Libya. About 2,200 Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, or 26th MEU will take part.
FLASHBACK (03.19.2011): (Yahoo News) ‘Obama said the United States would not deploy ground troops in Libya.‘
UPDATE (03.23.2011): (Zip) Hillary Clinton, ‘If the administration believes that any, any use of force against Iran is necessary, the president must come to Congress to seek that authority.’
UPDATE (03.23.2011): Joe Biden, ‘Impeach the President!’: HERE
Reneging on Iraq war related promises made during his campaign and while in office (see video), Obama recently launched his itty-bitty ‘war of peace‘ on Libya without congressional approval. And, as if all the stars aligned, liberal anti-war activists conveniently found itty-bitty soft spots in their itty-bitty hearts reserved for superpower ‘nation building‘ when executed by one of their species.
Sure, Bush dabbled in ‘nation building‘ but he wasn’t kin. The result?
(London – Note the Muslim headgear)
(CNSnews) As a presidential candidate, Sen. Barack Obama (D.-Ill.) emphatically stated that the Constitution does not give the president the authority to unilaterally authorize a military attack unless it is needed to stop an actual or imminent attack on the United States.
Obama made the assertion in a Dec. 20, 2007 interview with the Boston Globe when reporter Charlie Savage asked him under what circumstances the president would have the constitutional authority to bomb Iran without first seeking authorization from Congress.
“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,” Obama responded.
“As Commander-in-Chief, the President does have a duty to protect and defend the United States,” Obama continued. “In instances of self-defense, the President would be within his constitutional authority to act before advising Congress or seeking its consent. History has shown us time and again, however, that military action is most successful when it is authorized and supported by the Legislative branch.”
In a followup question in its December 2007 interview, the Boston Globe asked Obama if the Constitution gave the president the power to disregard a congressional statute putting some type of limit on the way troops could be deployed. Here, too, Obama deferred to the constitutional authority of Congress.
“No, the President does not have that power,” Obama told the paper. “To date, several Congresses have imposed limitations on the number of US troops deployed in a given situation. As President, I will not assert a constitutional authority to deploy troops in a manner contrary to an express limit imposed by Congress and adopted into law.”
Obama’s illegal war: HERE
Bush’s nation building efforts: HERE
Monkey-Hear-Monkey-Do – Michael Moore: HERE
Obama in exile: HERE
Democrat(s) calls for impeachment?: HERE
Wisconsin protest pictures — exclusive behind the scenes close-ups: HERE
Muslim demographics: HERE