House Votes “No” on Continuing Obama’s Libya War

Friday, June 23, 2011

By a whopping 295-123 vote on Friday, the U.S. House voted down a measure giving President Obama the authority to continue U.S. military action against Libya.

The 295-123 vote represents a stinging repudiation of the commander in chief.

While aboard Air Force One en route to Latin Article, on March 18, President Obama ordered amphibious war ships to the Mediterranean to participate in U.S.-led military attacks against Libyan dictator Moammar Gaddafi.

House Republicans and Democrats are livid with Obama for not seeking congressional authorization for the 3-month-old war against Gaddafi, as required under the 1973 War Powers Resolution. The 1973 law says the president must seek congressional consent for military actions within 60 days. That deadline has long since passed.

A New York Times article said Obama overruled his legal advisers further incensing members of Congress.

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8 Responses to House Votes “No” on Continuing Obama’s Libya War

  1. Debbie Banuelos says:

    Sorry Charlie. Or should I say, sorry Barry?

    Obama isn’t above the law. Even if his mommy, grandmother and Michele, all have told him that he’s the greatest thing since sliced bread. We have a Constitution for a reason. Perhaps, Obama needs to revisit Richard Nixon’s administration for a reminder of this fact?

  2. Joe in Colorado says:

    Where is the money for Libya coming from? Medicare? Social Security? Libya is slated to cost the U.S. taxpayers $1.1 billion by September. We don’t have a spare $1.1 billion to transform Obama’s image before the 2012 election into a tough guy. If the U.S. has this much money just laying around, then I want cuts to education restored in my home state immediately.

  3. Woodcliffe says:

    Good. Whether this measure passes or dies next in the US Senate, the House measure sends a very powerful message to the Obama administration. The American people, from all I’ve read, have been writing, emailing and calling their representatives in Washington about Libya since day one and it looks like somebody might actually be listening to us.

  4. FDRWeeps says:

    It will fail in the senate alright.

    Then, I hope and I pray the matter of Libya is referred to the Supreme Court. Enough is enough. Obama is way out of line and ask a constitutional law professor, I must believe he knows it.

  5. Matteo says:

    Please don’t think the vote was purely along party lines. Far from it.

    Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) said Congress must act to limit funding for military operations in Libya in order to correct that trend.

    “We have been sliding for 70 years to a situation where Congress has nothing to do with the decision about whether to go to war or not, and the president is becoming an absolute monarch,” Nadler said on the floor. “And we must put a stop to that right now, if we don’t want to become an empire instead of a republic.”

    http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/168315-house-dem-says-president-becoming-an-absolute-monarch-on-war-powers

  6. Sayingwhatneedsaying says:

    Well, whoopie do… they voted no, but they didn’t take the money away? I need them like I need another hole in my head! USELESS, same as it always was…………..

  7. Big Hank says:

    Obama is one arrogant SOB.

    He consulted NATO, the Arab League and the EU but just stepped over and around the Congress as if they didn’t exist. I guess he was so excited to be visiting Rio de Janeiro the first time that he forgot all about the separation of powers.

  8. fran says:

    Nuff’s enough with the war situation. Let other countries step up & police the world.
    As a Constitutional scholar Obama blew it & thought he was all powerful in making this decision.
    For him to just singlehandedly decide to have a war & spend a billion to do so is BS.

    Meanwhile things are flaring up in Iraq, again.
    Will that be a new excuse to stay?

    These wars are not meant to be won…. the US wants a foothold in the Middle East & found these wars as the way to do so.

    I’d be happy if the pulled out of Iraq, Afghanistan , Yemen, Pakistan & Libya.

    Excuse me Mr. President, we are about to be $15 Trillion in debt.

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