Democratic Virginia Sen. Jim Webb Critical of Obama Libyan Mission … “this isn’t the way that our system is supposed to work.”
Retiring Democrat Senators say the darndest things …
Yet another Democrat coming out against Obama’s militray action. It is not just Republicans and the Far Left that have been critical of the way Obama got the United States into another military skirmish, add Democrat Virginia US Senator Jim Webb to the list as well. So Barack Obama takes the case for getting the US involved in a military conflict with Libya thru the Unites Nationa but does not get approval from the US Congress? As retiring US Senator Jim Webb stated, ” … this isn’t the way that our system is supposed to work.”
But the United States’ participation in this military endeavor has raised some questions by Democratic Virginia Sen. Jim Webb. On Monday’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” on MSNBC, Webb struck a critical tone when talking about the mission.
“If we’re going to discuss what’s going on in Libya now and in the future, we have to start with three basic considerations,” Webb said. “The first is we have a military operation that’s been put to play, but we do not have a clear diplomatic policy or clear statement of foreign policy that has accompanied this military operation. The second and the questions you were just asking are some that I’ve asked on the Foreign Relations Committee and the Armed Forces Committee, we know we don’t like the Gaddafi regime, but we do not have a picture of who the opposition movement really is.
Isn’t it amazing what one is willing to say about Obama when they are not running for office in 2012.
Who said that the “President Does Not Have Power Under Constitution to Unilaterally Authorize a Military Attack”? That would be Barack Hussein Obama in a Dec. 20, 2007 interview with the Boston Globe. But of course its different know for the hypocritical Obama.
2. In what circumstances, if any, would the president have constitutional authority to bomb Iran without seeking a use-of-force authorization from Congress? (Specifically, what about the strategic bombing of suspected nuclear sites — a situation that does not involve stopping an IMMINENT threat?)
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.
As Commander-in-Chief, the President does have a duty to protect and defend the United States. In instances of self-defense, the President would be within his constitutional authority to act before advising Congress or seeking its consent.