Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Kudos to House Republicans... Time to Defund the U.S.A Libyan Action

John Boehner's spokesman says GOP looks to defund the conflict in a responsible way. | AP Photo

by: Les Carpenter
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Breaking News. From Politico
House Republicans are planning to vote on a bill that would prohibit funding of the American mission in Libya, a shift from previous plans to consider a weaker rebuke of President Barack Obama’s military intervention in the north African country.

The new measure, likely to be considered Friday, would “restrict funds for the remainder of the fiscal year, but in a responsible way,” said Michael Steel, a spokesman for Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio).

The change is a response to a desire among House Republicans to vote on a stronger version of a resolution Boehner had prepared Tuesday night that many experts believe would be found unconstitutional in the unlikely event that both chambers approved of it. The House will also take up, as previously planned, another resolution authorizing the use of American force in Libya. That measure is designed to fail and show Obama that he does not have the support of the House for U.S. operations in Libya.

Rank-and-file Republicans have taken issue not only with the U.S. participation in the NATO-led effort in Libya, but also what they say is a failure of the president to make the case for the engagement and his determination that he need not comply with the strictures of the War Powers Act because American operations in Libya, which have included missile strikes, do not constitute “hostilities.”

Boehner has said the latter line of reasoning doesn’t pass the “straight face” test. {Continue Reading}

It is time to stop the continuous stream of conflicts in which we have no national security issues or any other national interest.

Considering the region, and that Gadhafi is not connected to Al Qaeda, perhaps we ought to be supporting an effort to keep him in power. Just saying.

Via: Memeoranmum

1 comment:

  1. Wow. No comments here. Looking back ... what do you think of the Libya situation, how it was handled, and its legacy?


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