Situation in Libya

Posted on March 22, 2011



Congress is supposed to be consulted before going to war. Congress was not notified for 2 days after the first strikes.
This is not the way our system works.

The president does not have the power to call for an attack without consulting Congress.
Senator Obama once said himself, “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.” That’s from his own interpretation of the law.

Pres. Obama went to Security Council of the United Nations and not the congress and claims that his authorization stems from the United Nations and not the Constitution.

FROM Congressman Kucinich —
“They went to the Arab League, the Security Council of the UN, Nato, Great Britain and France. They lined it all up for a war but did not consult the U.S. Congress! It has to be consulted with an actual vote of Congress before we decide to go to war.”

100 of millions have been spent already with out the consent of the american people and without consulting Congress, whom under the constitution, is the only authority on the planet that can dispatch our troops to war.

When Congress returns Kucinich will propose an amendment to cut off funds for Libya action.
QUESTION: They are calling the “Operation” in Libya Odyssey Dawn. What does that mean?


Democracy Now Report March 22

Congressman Dennis Kucinich

Congressman Ron Paul