OVER THE WEEKEND "PRESIDENT" OBAMA ORDERED THE USE OF UNITED STATES ARMS AGAINST LIBYA AND, IN ORDER TO FACILITATE A UN-MANDATED "NO-FLY ZONE", BEGAN BOMBARDING LIBYAN FORCES. Then he went on a trip to Rio as if he had just picked new drapes for the Lincoln bedroom.
You might think we are going to say that George W. Bush did much the same thing and was excoriaated for it by the Left. But Dubya did NOT pull aany kind of a stunt like this.
The Afghanistan Campaign was a direct response to an act of war and a response to an imminent threat. The causus belli against Iraq was NOT the "WMD" issue, it was Iraq's defiance of every provision of the truce that ended the First Gulf War, defiances which included Iraqi antiaircraft fire against United States aircraft enforcing the UN - mandated "No-Fly" zone. Bush's invasion of Iraq was approved by the United Nations and authorized by Congress.
In both cases, the actions taken were the result of imminent threat and/or acts of war against the United States, and were either permitted by the War Powers Act and/or authorized by Congress.
The bloody repression of an uprising against a bloodthirsty maniacal dictator is - words fail us - distressing. But it is not an imminent threat to nor an act of war against the United States of America. By all lights, "President" Obama should have - was required to, even - sought the approval of Congress before involving these United States in somebody else's civil war. He had ought to have made his case before a joint session of Congress, but instead he looked to the United Nations and the Arab League for permission, and without so much as a by-your-leave to Congress, ordered American forces to start blowing the crap out of targets in Libya.
Then he flys to Rio to play.
Who the HELL does he think he is?
Bush was falsely accused of acting against the law. Obama does so as if he were King instead of "President". And yet, scarcely a peep from the Left (except loons like Louis Farrakhan and Micheal Moore and Ralph Nader, and this time I'll give them a partial pass).
There are I believe enough Democrats in the Senate and the House to recognize, finally, that "President" Obama; either through incompetence or design (and likely both) poses a mortal threat to this Republic. He has unlawfully, wilfully, and wantonly thrown a blowtorch into a powder keg, completely bereft of the required authorization of Congress and/or compliance with the War Powers Act. The man seems to think he was chosen Absolute Monarch.
It is time to try, impeach, convict, and remove from office this disastrous, megalomaniacal buffoon. Beyond time, even.
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