Posts Tagged ‘Dennis Kucinich’
The anti-war Democrat, criticizing Obama’s handling of the conflict in Libya, noted that Bush formally consulted Congress on the Iraq war in 2002.
“President Bush came to Congress … President Obama doesn’t feel like he needs to come to Congress,” Kucinich said during an interview on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” program. Kucinich pointed out he was strongly opposed to the Iraq war.
Impeachment? Dennis Kucinch says Obama violated Constitution by not getting Congressional authority to launch war against Quaddafi
Kucinich makes lots of good points here
Give Kucinich credit for consistency on this.
So here’s what Barack Obama said on December 20, 2007, about a President who launches a unilateral military attack on another country without Congressional authorization:
“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.”
George W. Bush, you might remember, spent more than a year making the case for removing Saddam Hussein. There was an overwhelming majority vote in Congress authorizing President Bush to do exactly that.
Whatever you think of the Iraq War now, Bush had the proper Congressional authority to liberate Iraq.
Where’s Obama’s Congressional authority? Where’s the deliberation? There’s been plenty of dithering, but no deliberation. And how about explaining the policy to the American people, as George W. Bush did?
Can anyone say what the “Obama Doctrine” even is?