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Influential Republican Senators Announce Approval Of Libyan War

June 20, 2011 by  

Influential Republican Senators Announce Approval Of Libyan War

On Sunday, Senators John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) both expressed their opposition to Republican members of the House cutting funding for the United States’ military activities in Libya.

Sunday marked the 90th day of the U.S.’s involvement in Libya, and the alleged deadline, under the War Powers Resolution, for President Barack Obama to seek Congressional approval for the military campaign.

“If we do not continue this effort in Libya, if (Moammar) Gadhafi remains in power, it could have profound consequences,” McCain said on the ABC program This Week, according to an article on

“The president’s done a lousy job of communicating and managing our involvement in Libya, but I will be no part of an effort to de-fund Libya or to try to cut off our efforts to bring Gadhafi down,” Graham said on NBC’s Meet the Press, according to the article.

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) stated last week that the House would consider cutting funding for the mission if the President refused to comply with the War Powers Resolution. Also, a bipartisan group of 10 members of Congress has filed suit against Obama, challenging the President’s right to involve the U.S. military in what they termed the “Libyan War.”

“What we have said is that our role in this mission, our support role and the kind of engagement we have right now, does not meet, in our legal analysis… the threshold set by the War Powers Resolution for congressional action,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Friday, according to the article.



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  • JeffH

    Anyone surprised? McCain and Lindsey Graham are just “big government” RINO’s?

  • http://deleted Claire

    Well, what did anyone expect?

  • TIME

    Progressives who agree with other Porgressives, wow what a shocker!

    Hey of you folks live in SC how about you give old Gramcracker his walking papers soon.. How about it for the good of the nation.
    Saddly we will have old Mac & Cheese head for a while longer.
    He really should have just died in the POW camp, it would have been best for this Nation in the long run.

  • jopa

    Time: It would have been real nice if your foster family took you on vacation to Hiroshima or Nagasaki near the end of WW-II.It would have been a learning experience for you.

    • TIME

      Well Jo,

      Yea sure, that would have been a real hoot but as it is I was not born quite at the end of the war.
      Also keeping in mind they spent two full years in an AMERICAN made Internment camp. So that would have been rather hard for them to vist anything or go anywhere as the Barbed wire and Machine guns made leaving a tad on the hard side.
      Then to toss into the mix their home and small business was taken away from them by the same Government and not given back after the wars end. Why, all that due to their being of Japanese backround.

      But hey Thanks for playing. Have a Nice day! ;-)

      Oh and by the way whats your point again?

  • Dan az

    I thought that left leaning fence sitter Mc Pain was going to retire along with Kyle.Am I wrong in my thinking?He sounds like the true rhino that he is,he also said today that the illegals started the fires in Arizona.It sounds to me as if he is trying to back pedal on his immigration stance that way he could walk down the streets saying that he was against the idea.I didn’t vote for him.
    Jopa get a life already it’s getting old to have to skip over what you write.

    • granny mae

      Dan az,

      I guess you were wrong along with me. Doesn’t look like he is going to retire any time soon huh ? It is time to retire him and impeach Obama! What the cat hair are they waiting for ?

  • s c

    Arizona, dump McHorse’s Rump. South Carolina, get a
    functional politician who doesn’t suck up to McHorse’s Rump. “Jopa,” grow up. Your latent progressive proclivities keep you from being a functional member of the human race.
    FYI, don’t forget to blame EVERYTHING on GB. I have dandruff, and if I was a predictable progressive (like you), I’d be obligated to blame it and everything else on GB.

    • granny mae

      s c

      LOL ! I love it !

  • Raggs

    This story title is completely wrong!!!!

    Correction of title… Influential RINO senators announce approval of Libyan war.

  • Bob Marshall

    WOW! That surprized me. Gates has already announced the war in LIbya would be escalated in a full blown war with more countries involved. The invasion is planned for either Sept. or Oct.

  • Richard

    NATO has already embarrassed themselves beyond repair with their 3 month war against lower Slobovia,with no end in sight. In football when Florida,Ohio State,Texas,or Oklahoma schedule Little Sisters of the Poor A&I. They need to win impressively. If the game comes down to the last play of the 4th quarter,it makes no difference who wins.
    The powerhouse team has been exposed & embarrassed. Win or lose they can kiss their #1 ranking goodbye !

  • mickey

    So, here we go again, “I was opposed to the war before I was for the war”. Let obama hang on his own. NO senator, House rep, should approve funding for any of it.

    IT smells just like another Viet Nam–Kissinger advised Nixon he couldn’t win but would lose face if he didn’t continue.

    This administration just thought they could oust a leader in a short time. Just about like bin laden and here we are with our leaders saying, well, it might be a good thing “if obama actually acknowleges us” instead of the UN.

    NOT one dime for this illegal war. Force the issue that obama pre-emptedly struck a nation on his own.


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