House vote rebukes president Obama on US military engagement in Libya

President policy decision rebuked

While syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer offers suggestions on revising the War Powers Act, the House just voted 295-123 to rebuke president Obama’s military involvement in the Libyan civil war. That voted included 70 members of his own party.

Quoting from Yahoo News.
“The president has operated in what we now know is called the zone of twilight as to whether or not he even needs our approval,” said Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Fla. “So what are we left with?”

Rep. Adam Smith of Washington, the top Democrat on the Armed Services Committee, said the vote would essentially “stop the mission in Libya and empower Moammar Gadhafi.”

Rep. Howard Berman of California, the top Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said such a vote “ensures the failure of the whole mission.”

Entering the discussion Sec Hillary Clinton stated, “Are you on Gadhafi’s side, or are you on the side of the aspirations of the Libyan people and the international coalition that has been bringing them support?”

Sorry Hillary, but quoting Charles Krauthammer in today’s Register editorial both president Bush 41 and 43 each obtained congressional support for engaging in the Gulf War, Afghanistan and Iraq.

Readers. It’s time for Orange County readers to share their thoughts on this undeclared war.

Do you support the House or the president on our military involvement in Libya?

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