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Bipartisan Congressional Group Sues Obama Over Libyan War

June 15, 2011 by  

Bipartisan Congressional Group Sues Obama Over Libyan War

Representatives Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) and Walter Jones (R-N.C.) led a bipartisan group of 10 Congressional lawmakers filing a suit in Federal court against President Barack Obama and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, challenging the commitment of the United States to war in Libya without the Constitutionally required approval of Congress.

The suit “seeks injunctive and declaratory relief to protect the Plaintiffs and the country from the violation of the War Powers Resolution resulting from the Obama Administration’s established policy that the President does not require congressional authorization to use military force in wars like the one in Libya,” according to a copy of the filed complaint.

Other plaintiffs in the suit include Representatives Howard Coble (R-N.C.), John Duncan (R-Tenn.), Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md.), John Conyers (D-Mich.) Ron Paul (R-Texas), Michael Capuano (D-Mass.), Tim Johnson (R-Ill.) and Dan Burton (R-Ind.).

The complaint maintains that “the term ‘Libyan War’ means U.S. involvement in combat operations in Libya. Although the Administration has insisted that these operations do not amount to a war, the Plaintiffs assert that the U.S. is engaged in war under domestic and international definitions of war.”

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  • s c

    Though Captain Cosmic [Kucinich] tends to be a space cadet, this time he got it right. This topic needs to be pressed for all it’s worth. Obama’s galloping hypocrisy knows no bounds. He needs to be cornered and made to do his (supposedly constitutional) JOB.
    Isn’t it utterly AMAZING how an ultraliberal progressive can hate all wars, and yet when he gets into the W H, his selective memory plays games with his sense of reality? The more accurate term is world-class HYPOCRISY. Go get ‘em, Captain Cosmic!

    • Harold Olsen

      This is probably the only time I have ever agreed with something Dennis Kucinich said or did. I hope he is successful in this.

      I think it was in 2004 when Kucinich tried to run for president, the American Communist Party (I don’t think they call themselves that any longer) said they were not fielding a candidate that year “because in Dennis Kucinich we are well represented.”

      • s c

        Your statement is closer to the truth than you might know, Harold. For a long time, the communists [Hall] and the socialists [Thomas] ran candidates for the W H. At some point (can’t put a date on it now), they gave up and said that there was no longer any point to field candidates for the W H, as the so-called Republicans and so-called Democrats were doing their job(s) for them.
        Food for thought, and also a good reminder for America’s homegrown useful idiots who infest both major political parties. Sad to say, we are very close to losing America to enemies who probably won’t have to fire a single shot to get it. So much for America’s “leaders”
        and retarded voters, eh?

  • TIME

    Be still my beating heart, Thank God for these few Brave Congress persons who still have some back bone left.

    Now we need them to also file suit to make the FBI do its job and follow up on Barry’s “Fake Birth Certificate” as well.
    Then perhaps more Congress and Senate people to do the RIGHT THING and place Barry and all his czars as well as Holder and countless others in Prison.

    Could it happen? ONLY of you make your VOICES heard LOUD and CLEAR, do it today, Fax email and call your Congress and Senate persons NOW!!

    If you don’t do it NOW who will? When will you take a stand.
    Do you really think you can face of a TANK with you little pea shooter when the crew of the tank is from Uganda here by order of the UN, as they blast YOU & your home into a pile of rubble?

    Please wake up and work within the confines of the LAW.

  • Harold Olsen

    Weeper of the House John Boehner has challenged Obama on this telling him words to the effect that he needs to withdraw from Libya. The deadline is Sunday. Obama’s response was that he has legal authority to go into Libya WITHOUT Congressional approval. Will Boehner follow up? I’m not so sure he has the courage. Obama doesn’t just believe he is above the law, he believes he IS the law. This guy needs to be impeached NOW!!

  • coal miner

    President Obama,

    Here is a message to you.Don’t get involve in these silly conflicts.We the American people had enough.Let the Arabs solve their own problems.

    • http://naver samurai

      OMG! We actually agree on something? Will miracles ever cease? FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

  • Nick Jumangit

    This is just a show of ‘bravado’ by these Congressmen. They will eventually cave-in to the whims of this president, as many lawmakers before them had done. They are in reality – just “wimps”! BUT, I do hope I’m mistaken. I’m just sorry, the House, hasn’t pressed hard to stop this Libyan intervention by Obama. They are the ones who can ‘un-fund’ this illegal war, and they didn’t. We really need people in our Congress with real backbones. We’ve got to weed-out these ‘wimps’ out of office!

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