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Torpedos Over Tripoli

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Boom_70, Mar 19, 2011.

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  1. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    110 US cruise missiles fired on Tripoli.


    This is crap. We have no business getting involved.
  2. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    The article doesn't mention what the final tally was on the Congressional Authorization.

    Any idea where I can look up the vote?
  3. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Eight years to the day we launched air strikes on Iraq. My son turns 8 tomorrow and has never lived in an America that wasn't at war. There is something profoundly messed up about that.
  4. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    We've always been at war with Eastasia.
  5. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    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.

    As Commander-in-Chief, the President does have a duty to protect and defend the United States. In instances of self-defense, the President would be within his constitutional authority to act before advising Congress or seeking its consent. History has shown us time and again, however, that military action is most successful when it is authorized and supported by the Legislative branch. It is always preferable to have the informed consent of Congress prior to any military action.

    -- Presidential Candidate Barack Obama

  6. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    It will be interesting to see how the coalition will react after the counterattack commences. By counterattack I mean terrorist strikes against civilians.

    YGBFKM Guest

    Please, leave the bad guys alone! Please!

    YGBFKM Guest

    Hopefully, NOLU, this will not be on the level of 9/11, which, as you know, was the third-worst disaster of the 2000s.
  9. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    This makes War No. 3 I don't understand why we're fighting. And no exit strategy either, I'll bet.
  10. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    Been thinking about that myself, sadly.

    Wonder how long before Gadhafi tries to down another airliner. Asshat.
  11. Mark McGwire

    Mark McGwire Member

    You're so cute. Weren't you just demanding faster action? Did you think people weren't going to recognize the President's words? Did you think people are dumb enough not to remember that Congress ratified NATO and membership in the United Nations? There's your legislative authorization. If you must be a troll, be a better one.
  12. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Yes, I'm all for this action. It should have happened sooner.

    And, Obama shouldn't be so afraid to own it. It's the right thing to do, but he's hiding behind the skirts of the Brits and the French.

    I'm just surprised that he wouldn't seek Congressional authorization and that you and others haven't criticized him for not seeking it.

    At the very least, it's hypocritical of Obama, but that's not new. Candidate Obama & President Obama often disagree.

    It's a historic day. There were elections in Egypt today. The world finally came to the aid of the rebels in Libya.

    Demonstrations are growing in Syria and are ongoing in Yemen & Bahrain despite vicious attacks on protesters.

    And, as important as all of these events are, this thread will end up getting locked if anyone dares to question our President's actions. Ironic.
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