Comments:US congressmen sue Obama for military action in Libya

From Wikinews, the free news source you can write!
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Back to article

Wikinews commentary.svg

This page is for commentary on the news. If you wish to point out a problem in the article (e.g. factual error, etc), please use its regular collaboration page instead. Comments on this page do not need to adhere to the Neutral Point of View policy. Please remain on topic and avoid offensive or inflammatory comments where possible. Try thought-provoking, insightful, or controversial. Civil discussion and polite sparring make our comments pages a fun and friendly place. Please think of this when posting.

Use the "Start a new discussion" button just below to start a new discussion. If the button isn't there, wait a few seconds and click this link: Refresh.

Start a new discussion


Thread titleRepliesLast modified
They should sue for Iraq and Afghanistan too122:12, 17 June 2011
Comments from feedback form - "What a disaster.......! I cant..."023:34, 16 June 2011
Judicial activism214:39, 16 June 2011

They should sue for Iraq and Afghanistan too

Congress has NOT made a formal declaration of war since 1942 in World War II, the last country of that war, against Romania. This lawsuit will fail because Congress already technically agreed to the measure by having a seat on the United Nations Security council, which is funded by the US congress. From Wikipedia: "In many instances, the United States has engaged in extended military engagements that were authorized by United Nations Security Council Resolutions and funded by appropriations from Congress." The US voted along with the majority of the Security Council to allow NATO intervention. See Wikipedia: Declaration of war by the United States. 2011 Military Intervention in Libya also known as Operation Odyssey Dawn. No one nation voted against the operation. They did however abstain. This is just another ploy to rob taxpayers of their money. It is because of wasteful spending like this that the important things in this country cannot be funded or taken care of. It is because of politicians and their lies, cheating, and stealing, that this country, and the world are going to shit, and no one can stop it.

DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon)02:58, 17 June 2011

Comments from feedback form - "What a disaster.......! I cant..."

What a disaster.......! I cant believe that is happening in our country! (talk)23:34, 16 June 2011

Judicial activism

I wonder how activist the judge considering this case will be, since the courts historically have been reluctant to interfere with executive privilege. If the judiciary gets involved, then essentially all three branches of government will be fighting over war powers.

Ragettho (talk)01:30, 16 June 2011

A judge is not "activist" simply because he disagrees with your interpretation of the law. (talk)14:36, 16 June 2011

Not necessarily true. I believe that the President should have sought congressional approval for the Libya mission, but at the same time believe that the courts should not get involved.

Ragettho (talk)14:39, 16 June 2011