Remember When Joe Biden Said in 2007 that George W. Bush Should Be Impeached for What Barack Obama is About to Do?

 

Oh the hypocrisy from the LEFT …

Remember when Senator Joe Biden wanted Bush impeached for the very thing that Barack Obama is about to do? So what is different, oh it’s Barack Obama. So what is the difference? Oh that’s right, the current president is not a Republican.  So if Obama attacks Syria without Congressional approval, will Biden be the first to file articles of impeachment against Barack Obama?

In 2007, Senator Joe Biden repeatedly threatened to lead an effort to impeach President George W. Bush in the House should he attack Iran without congressional authorization. Senator Obama agreed that Bush did not have the power to order a strike on Iran. This was not mindless, partisan saber rattling: Vice President Dick Cheney and the neoconservative establishment were actively pushing Bush to take military action against Iran.

On Hardball, Biden emphatically and passionately told Chris Matthews that Bush had “no constitutional authority … to take this nation to war against a county of 70 million people unless we’re attacked or unless there is proof we are about to be attacked. And if he does, if he does, I would move to impeach him.” Biden was absolutely correct to point out the illegality of Bush’s intentions and threaten him with impeachment.

From The Atlantic:

It turns out that his Democratic primary opponent and eventual running mate, then-Senator Joe Biden, had even stronger views about presidents attacking other nations without Congress’s permission:

Chris Matthews: You said that if the United States had launched at attack on Iran without Congressional approval, that would’ve been an impeachable offense. Do you want to review that comment you made?

Joe Biden: Absolutely. I want to stand by that comment I made. The reason I made the comment was as a warning. I don’t say those things lightly, Chris. you’ve known me for a long time. I was Chairman of the Judiciary Committee for 17 years. I teach separation of powers in Constitutional law. This is something I know. So I brought a group of Constitutional scholars together to write a piece that I’m going to deliver to the whole United States Senate pointing out that the president HAS NO CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY to take this country to war against a country of 70 million people unless we’re attacked or unless there is proof that we are about to be attacked. And if he does, I would move to impeach him. The House obviously has to do that, but I would lead an effort to impeach him. The reason for my doing that — and I don’t say it lightly, I don’t say it lightly.

This is a striking statement.

What a joke, GWB’s three biggest critics when it came to his foreign policy were Sens. Barack Obama, Joe Biden and John Kerry. Now suddenly they are all hawks!



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    7 Responses to “Remember When Joe Biden Said in 2007 that George W. Bush Should Be Impeached for What Barack Obama is About to Do?”

    1. Tamikosmom on August 31st, 2013 1:12 pm

      2007

      Joe Biden: I was Chairman of the Judiciary Committee for 17 years. I teach separation of powers in Constitutional law. This is something I know. So I brought a group of Constitutional scholars together to write a piece that I’m going to deliver to the whole United States Senate pointing out that the president HAS NO CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY to take this country to war against a country of 70 million people unless we’re attacked or unless there is proof that we are about to be attacked. And if he does, I would move to impeach him. The House obviously has to do that, but I would lead an effort to impeach him.

      Posted August 31, 2013 by Scared Monkeys

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      Maybe … just maybe King Obama should consult his Vice President regarding the legality of going it alone without Congressional approval.
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      Obama will seek congressional authorization for use of force against Syria
      Saturday, August 31, 2013

      WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says he has decided that the United States should take military action against Syria in response to a deadly chemical weapons attack.

      But he says he will seek congressional authorization for the use of force.
      He says congressional leadership plans to hold a debate and a vote as soon as Congress comes back in September.

      OBAMA SAYS HE HAS THE AUTHORITY TO ACT ON HIS OWN, BUT BELIEVES IT IS IMPORTANT FOR THE COUNTRY TO HAVE A DEBATE.

      http://www.ctvnews.ca/world/obama-will-seek-congressional-authorization-for-use-of-force-against-syria-1.143492

    2. Tamikosmom on August 31st, 2013 1:18 pm

      Three days? If a message is where it was at … why did the Obama administration send that message prior to August 21st? What is wrong with this picture?

      Think about it. What if the intelligence was collected three days prior to a chemical attack Los Angeles was not immediately acted upon in an effort to save countless lives.

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      US government’s assessment of Syria’s use of chemical weapons
      Published August 30, 2013

      White House Unclassified Intel Report

      Preparations:

      We have intelligence that leads us to assess that Syrian chemical weapons personnel – including personnel assessed to be associated with the SSRC – were preparing chemical munitions prior to the attack. In the three days prior to the attack, we collected streams of human, signals and geospatial intelligence that reveal regime activities that we assess were associated with preparations for a chemical weapons attack.

      Syrian chemical weapons personnel were operating in the Damascus suburb of ‘Adra from Sunday, August 18 until early in the morning on Wednesday, August 21 near an area that the regime uses to mix chemical weapons, including sarin.

      On August 21, a Syrian regime element prepared for a chemical weapons attack in the Damascus area, including through the utilization of gas masks.

      Our intelligence sources in the Damascus area did not detect any indications in the days prior to the attack that opposition affiliates were planning to use chemical weapons.

      Read more:
      http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/08/30/us-government-assessment-syria-use-chemical-weapons/

    3. Tamikosmom on August 31st, 2013 2:17 pm

      Congressional approval of a Syria strike against the current regime or not … Barack Obama will continue to support the opposing factions of Islam … opposing factions of Islam who also hate the Saturday people, the Sunday people and all who do not bow to Allah.
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      VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT: President Obama To Seek Congressional Approval On Syrian Action
      August 31, 2013

      OBAMA: … And finally, let me say this to the American people: I know well that we are weary of war. We’ve ended one war in Iraq. We’re ending another in Afghanistan. And the American people have the good sense to know we cannot resolve the underlying conflict in Syria with our military. In that part of the world, there are ancient sectarian differences, and the hopes of the Arab Spring have unleashed forces of change that are going to take many years to resolve. And that’s why we’re not contemplating putting our troops in the middle of someone else’s war.

      Instead, we’ll continue to support the Syrian people through our pressure on the Assad regime, our commitment to the opposition, our care for the displaced, and our pursuit of a political resolution that achieves a government that respects the dignity of its people.

      http://kunc.org/post/video-transcript-president-obama-seek-congressional-approval-syrian-action

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      Ted Cruz: Don’t arm those who hate us!

      Allen West: The world is starting to recognize that the problem isn’t ‘radical’ Islam. The problem is Islam!

    4. Tamikosmom on August 31st, 2013 2:23 pm

      THE TRUTH IN A NUTSHELL

      Gov. Palin: As I said before, ‘Let Allah sort it out’
      Friday, August 30, 2013

      http://sarahpalinjournal.blogspot.ca/2013/08/gov-palin-as-i-said-before-let-allah.html

    5. kashekamon on August 31st, 2013 3:17 pm

      obama never ceases to remind us that he is the almighty and will do what ever he wants. he and biden, what sacks of crap!!!! Impeach him!!!! He’s playing warships right now!!!! Quick to pull the trigger without any thought, quick to open his mouth and speak too soon, as usual, thoughtless, careless, reckless.

    6. Tamikosmom on August 31st, 2013 4:14 pm

      Other than his own self perception that he is King .. how does Barack Obama justify even considering acting alone in his intention of striking Syria without Congressional approval?

      Ted Cruz gets it! A worthwhile read in its entirety.

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      Cruz: Why is Parliament — but not Congress — debating Syria?
      8/31/103

      Texas Sen. Ted Cruz says it’s “unacceptable” that members of the British House of Commons are having a vigorous debate about that country’s policy towards Syria but Congress is staying home. …

      UPDATE: Cruz released the following statement on the issue:

      Read more:
      http://dailycaller.com/2013/08/29/cruz-why-is-parliament-but-not-congress-debating-syria/

    7. Barack Obama Hears the Cries of Hypocrisy and Reads the Polls … Obama Says He Will Wait for Vote and Ask for Congress’s Approval to Take Military Action Against Syria … What Happened to the Urgency to Attack? | Scared Monkeys on August 31st, 2013 6:51 pm

      [...] So what made Obama change his mind on going it alone without any approval, could it have been the cries of HYPOCRISY were so loud that even the Obamamessiah could not ignore?  So Obama will wait until Congress comes [...]

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