Thursday, June 23, 2011
The U.S. House is expected to vote Friday on cutting funds for President Obama’s illegal and unconstitutional Libyan war.
Still being drafted, the measure would ban funding for U.S. participation in combat missions such as drone attacks in the NATO-led air war, said Rep. Howard McKeon, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee.
McKeon told reporters, “It would not have funding for hostilities. The drones couldn’t be used for bombing.”
Criticism has been building in Congress for Obama’s Libyan folly, especially since the House learned President Obama made an end run around Congress and ordered U.S. military action in Libya while in the air en-route to Latin America.
President Obama’s continues to refuse to follow the U.S. Constitution and ask Congress for its consent. Astonishing behavior for a former constitutional law teacher.
The measure would allow funding to continue until October 1 for “non-hostile’ actions such as search and rescue, aerial refueling, operations planning, and intelligence, but nothing more.
The U.S.-led NATO mission is intended to force Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi from power, a position he has held for more than forty years.
In the Democratic-led Senate, a bipartisan measure authorizing the U.S. military intervention in Libya was introduced this week by two Senate Hawks, Democratic Sen. John Kerry and Republican Sen. John McCain.