Now I’m not posting about the pros, or cons, of a no-fly zone over Libya. That’s a long winded geopolitical thesis. But what I find remarkable is President Obama’s ability to be a complete fraking hypocrite on every damn thing he does.
Let’s take a walk down memory lane shall we. Senator Obama on the president’s ability to use military force without Congressional approval:
“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.” – Barack Obama Dec. 20, 2007.
S.J. Res. 23, clarifying that the use of force against Iran is not authorized by the Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against Iraq, implying in practice that if the President wanted to use force against Iran he would have to seek further Congressional authorization for that action (introduced on November 1, 2007 by Senator Obama).
“I just want to make it clear, speaking for myself, that if the President concluded he had to invade Iran, . . . he does need congressional authority to do that. I just want to set that marker.” – Joe Biden, Jan. 11, 2007, S. Hrng. 110-153 at p. 107.
S. 759, prohibiting the use of funds for military operations in Iran except pursuant to a specific authorization of Congress (introduced March 5, 2007, co-sponsored by, among others, Senators Clinton and Kerry).
S. Res. 356, stating that any offensive military action taken against Iran must be explicitly approved by Congress before such action is initiated (introduced Oct. 25, 2007, co-sponsored by, among others, Senators Clinton, Durbin, Byrd, Dorgan, Feinstein, Murray, Stabenow, Whitehouse)
And now President Obama’s stance is to press the U.N. for approval for him to use force. There has been no request by the President for authorization on the use of military force to Congress. The UN yes, but Congress, no. Yes Freaks a “no-fly” zone is a use of military force. Senator Obama felt free to throw knives at President Bush for doing exactly what he is now. Pot there’s a kettle out there calling. Where are the Code Pinkers and MoveOn Trolls now? The Liberals have sold their souls to this man and are now tolerating, and giving tack approval through apathy of, the very activities that they burned effigies of President Bush for. I wonder if they even got their thirty pieces of silver for
selling whoring themselves out to the DNC.