Below is the guy whose wife is way too hot for him’s argument. Read the whole thing then comment.
Personally, I thought Obama, in a clouded way, could reasonably fall under the War Powers Resolution and I even made the argument for Obama in this forum. However, things change and things are becoming less clear in some areas and more clear in others, and D-Dogg is starting to sound more convincing.
Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) railed against the “Libyan war” in a 40-minute floor speech Thursday, saying President Obama has brought about a “constitutional crisis” by usurping Congress’s authority to declare war.
Kucinich raised legal reasons why Congress should have been consulted before Libyan operations began, and moral reasons why the U.S. should restrict the use of its increasingly stretched military forces.
"Today we are in a constitutional crisis because our chief executive has assumed for himself powers to wage war which are neither expressly defined nor implicit in the Constitution, nor permitted under the War Powers Act," Kucinich said, according to his prepared remarks. "The president has no right to wrest that fundamental power from Congress — and we have no right to cede it to him."
Kucinich, who has been among the sharpest Democratic critics of the U.S. intervention in Libya, reiterated his complaint that the War Powers Resolution allows the president to use military force without congressional assent only when the U.S. faces "imminent danger."
While that threshold has not been met in Libya, Kucinich said, the Obama administration has gone even further by asserting a right to intervene because Libya’s government threatened its people with violence.
"This administration is now asserting the right to go to war because a nation may threaten force against those who have internally taken up arms against it," he said. "Our bombs began dropping even before the U.N.’s International Commission of Inquiry could verify allegations of murder of non-combatant civilians by the Gaddafi regime."