Friday, June 17, 2011

Congressman Drag Obama to The Court

Foto : Barack Obama (
Foto : Barack Obama (

Congressman Drag Obama to The Court 
Lust Continue Military Operations in Libya

Although opposed by Congress, the President of the United States, Barack Obama, insisted on running the military operations in Libya. Obama was sued to court.
Obama argued, the U.S. role in this operation does not violate the Act because it was restricted, said White House counsel Bob Bauer, yesterday.

"We are not directly involved in this ongoing battle. There was never a firefight with enemy forces. We do not have the troops on the ground. No risk of casualties, "said Bauer, Wednesday (14 / 6). But Bauer admitted, without the consent of Congress, the U.S. military operations in Libya is not the best solution.
White House faces pressure from Congress to explain the U.S. operations in Libya, where conflicts are at an impasse despite the forces of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) intervened beradasarkan UN resolution aimed at protecting civilians.
Bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers filed a lawsuit against President Barack Obama for handling military operations in Libya without authorization of Congress. Members of Parliament from the Democrat Dennis Kucinich, along with Republican Representative Walter Jones, a leading antiwar group of bipartisan lawmakers in opposing the Obama administration in federal court.
"In the case of Libya, we believe that the law was violated. We have asked the court to move to protect the American people from the consequences of the policy was illegal, "said Kucinich.
He criticized the Obama administration for the circumvention of Congress and the use of international organizations like the UN and NATO to permit the use of military force abroad.
According to him, the lawsuit is based on the War Powers Resolution requires the approval of Congress. That in order to protect the American people taxpayers' money.
"Recognition of the White House declared the military operations in Libya was not a war, it's open legal argument. There was this political argument. Legal argument is expected to be handled by the courts, "continued Kucinich.
Earlier this week, U.S. House Speaker John A. Boehner wrote to the White House whose content is to remind the government that Sunday (19 / 6) is day-to-90 military involvement, the absolute limit allowed, without approval of Congress under the 1973 law.
The law requires the president to report military operations for 48 hours to Congress. The law also prohibits U.S. soldiers engaged in war more than 60 days without Congressional approval. Law also includes a 30-day period for withdrawal. Obama, last March, told Congress about his decision to conduct operations in Libya. But he did not seek approval from Congress.
Professor of International Relations at Boston University Michael Corgan said, the conflict between President and Congress are still common. This is one repetition U.S. history. "The President will normally continue to desire," he said. [SRN]

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