June 16, 2011
On Wednesday, a bipartisan group of 10 members of Congress sued President Obama for violating the War Powers Act of 1973 by failing to obtain congressional approval for military operations in Libya longer than 60 days. We host a debate between Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio, one of the Congress members suing President Obama, and Robert Turner, who worked as an attorney in the Reagan White House and is a longtime critic of the War Powers Act. “President Obama’s position is absolutely clear: we are not engaged in war in Libya, and thus, if the War Powers Resolution were constitutional, it still would not apply,” Turner says. “I ask you, if another country sent 2,000 planes over the United States, and some of those missions dropped bombs on us, would that be an act of war against the United States?” says Kucinich. “That’s exactly what we’ve done in Libya.”
ThisBoyTV on Jun 16, 2011
RTAmerica on Jun 16, 2011
Anthony Weiner’s resignation following the sexting scandal is number one news with all of the mainstream media today. But believe it or not, Weiner stepping down is not the most important news you need to know. As US military intervention in Libya continues, the government is now battling over it.
Ten members of Parliament are now suing the President in an attempt to end the US military involvement in Libya for failing to get congressional approval. The White House though claims it is not in violation of the law because it’s not actually a war, and the US military plays only a “support role” there. David Swanson, the author of the “War Is A Lie,” talks to RT.
MOXNEWSd0tCOM on Jun 16, 2011