"The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants" - Albert Camus

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Another Day, Another $9.5 Million

The Obama regime continues unabated with its illegal war in Libya to the tune of $9.5 million a day per L.A. Times. 

Obama originally assured congressional leaders that the military action would only take days and therefore did not require congressional authorization.  Well past those few days, he now insists that the force being used does not amount to a war. 

The War Powers Resolution allows the president 90 days to cease hostilities before the congress (the only body that can do so) must declare a war.  Yet, there is still no attempt on the part of the Administration to get congressional approval three months in to the excursion.   As such, this affair is fast turning in to a constitutional crisis. 

You know that things are bad when Rep. Kucinich praises former President Bush for getting congressional approval and your old pal and steadfast supporter Farakhan calls you a murderer!

Obama originally justified U.S. involvement by stating that "When our interests and values are at stake, we have a responsibility to act. We knew that if we waited one more day, Benghazi – a city nearly the size of Charlotte – could suffer a massacre that would have reverberated across the region and stained the conscience of the world. It was not in our national interest to let that happen. I refused to let that happen".

Well, to point out a glaring hypocrisy, actually not only the so-called massacre in Libya is well over stated, this sham of an Administration has not lifted a finger in the face or real atrocities in Syria (arguably in strategically more important region) where the Assad regime has already massacred thousands of its citizens.

Moreover, the situation in Libya does not involve our interests as much as it does his European socialist allies.
The real question in my mind is, will the congress take any meaningful action when the 90 days are up three days from now?  We will see if the Republican leadership really has any teeth or are they the sheep that they have been for several years now.

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