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White House Doesn't Need Congressional Approval 3 Years, 6 Months ago Rating: 59  
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The White House finally made its case to Congress on why it doesn't need lawmakers' approval to forge ahead with military operations in Libya: Because we're not at war.

Senior administration officials said Wednesday that the fact that the U.S. is only playing a support role in the NATO-led military effort in Libya -- that is, no U.S. troops on the ground and no potential for casualties -- and only plans to be involved for a short time means Obama doesn't need congressional authorization per the War Powers Act to proceed.

"We are confident that we're operating consistent with the resolution," an administration official said on a conference call with reporters.


I feel the need to relink this older story.
 
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Re:White House Doesn't Need Congressional Approval 3 Years, 6 Months ago Rating: 9  
Oh, great. Now he's trying to talk everyone into letting him do whatever he wants without Congress' say-so. Fantastic.

Goodbye, America! Hello, dictatorship.
 
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Re:White House Doesn't Need Congressional Approval 3 Years, 6 Months ago Rating: 7  
Good to know that us dropping missiles on other countries isn't war, but something like hacking passwords is an act of war against us. We sure have an interesting way of defining war.
 
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Re:White House Doesn't Need Congressional Approval 3 Years, 6 Months ago Rating: 9  
It's like how everyone I've talked to (all on the liberal side...weird, 'cause usually my liberal contacts are the ones calling them wars) doesn't consider Vietnam and now Iraq wars because they were done without congressional approval.

Uhm, hate to break it to you...but if you are in any way contributing to some kind of violent action against another country...IT'S A WAR.
 
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Re:White House Doesn't Need Congressional Approval 3 Years, 5 Months ago Rating: 0  
I thought Obama was the anti-war candidate.... turns out he's just redefining terms... we mean anti-war as in no congressional declaration of war is needed, not as in we're gonna stop killing people in other countries, how could you get that confused?
 
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Re:White House Doesn't Need Congressional Approval 3 Years, 1 Month ago Rating: 0  
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The White House finally made its case to Congress on why it doesn't need lawmakers' approval to forge ahead with military operations in Libya: Because we're not at war.

Senior administration officials said Wednesday that the fact that the U.S. is only playing a support role in the NATO-led military effort in Libya -- that is, no U.S. troops on the ground and no potential for casualties -- and only plans to be involved for a short time means Obama doesn't need congressional authorization per the War Powers Act to proceed.

"We are confident that we're operating consistent with the resolution," an administration official said on a conference call with reporters.


I feel the need to relink this older story.


I don't have any sources; but most "wars" that presidential action have been in have been "police actions" like Korea and Nam. They don't need Congress's approval since they're not actual "wars." the wars have been wars like WW1+2.
 
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