House Vote Friday on Cutting Off Funds for Obama’s Illegal Libyan War

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.

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5 Responses to House Vote Friday on Cutting Off Funds for Obama’s Illegal Libyan War

  1. Marcus Ybanez says:

    I think this bill is tantamount to a “feel good” bill and nothing more.

    Even if it passes in the House, I think it will go down to defeat in the Senate because the braindead Dems support their lawless, reckless leader. Obama could commit murder and Harry Reid would kiss his ass.

    What I don’t comprehend here is this. Obama violated the US Constitution and has exceeded the 60 day cap in the War Powers Act. Why hasn’t House Majority Leader Boehner opened impeachment hearings? Is Obama blowing him in the Oval Office?

  2. feminazi says:

    Obama has co-opted his own party and made them become as lawless as he is. What a shame.

  3. Big Hank says:

    Boehner won’t try to impeach Obama because it is too close to the general election.

    It could backfire on the GOP and make Obama look sympathetic.

  4. DMason says:

    I would love to see the House defund Libya. The Obama monster needs to be stopped in its tracks.

  5. Carpe Diem says:

    Gaddafi ain’t going anywhere. Why can’t Obama see this? You’re talking about a man who has survived forty-odd years and his reach into Libya spans many generations. The only reason Obama launched this war (our third, but who is counting) is, Obama actually thought voters might start to see him as military-style leader. He could build on the killing of Osama bin Laden and morph into a General Patton or General Eisenhower. Trust me, Gaddafi will be in power long after Obama has returned to Chicago.

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