May 21, 2011

We don't need no stinking Constitution

"From the beginning of the U.S. military intervention in Libya, the Obama administration has cited the 1973 War Powers Act as the legal basis of its ability to conduct military activities for 60 days without first seeking a declaration of war from Congress. The military intervention started on March 19; Congress was notified on March 21. Those 60 days expire today." - Jake Tapper

The President has come out swinging against the constitution but to my addled brain he's really tripped himself up by mentioning the words "declaration of war". We've been in Afghanistan and Iraq for almost 10 years (20 in Iraq) and as of yet, no declaration of war. Obama admits that after 6 months he needs a declaration of war. Where is that pesky thing anyway?

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