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Members of Congress Sue President Obama on Libya

In a stunning bi-partisan manner members of Congress both Democrats and Republicans filed a Federal lawsuit against President Obama today. The premises being they want to end US involvement in Libya as the public opinions about wars moved significantly. Here is a copy of the complaint please read.

The lawsuit challenges Presidential powers – Democrat Dennis Kucinich alleges in the complaint   “the executive branch’s circumvention of Congress and its use of international organizations such as the United Nations and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to authorize the use of military force abroad, in violation of the Constitution.”

They further asserted that the law was violated and move to protect American people from these illegal practices and polices of the President. The complete lawsuit is supported by a bi partisan group consisting of Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), Jones (R-North Carolina), Howard Coble (R-North Carolina), John Duncan (R-Tennessee), Roscoe Bartlett (R-Maryland), John Conyers (D-Michigan) Ron Paul (R-Texas), Michael Capuano (D-Massachusetts), Tim Johnson (R-Illinois) and Dan Burton (R-Indiana).

This may be the first lawsuit of this kind in the long history of congressional powers and the Presidential powers and if successful will stop the Libyan war in the tracks.

Apart from this pressure has been building in Congress against President Obama on Libyan war. In a stern letter this week Speaker John Boehner issued a warning letter for Obama admin to comply within 90 days by this weekend to get Congressional approvals or hold him responsible in violation of the war powers act of 1973. This is a broad political move that can throw a series of hurdles for the President and his operation of wars.

Since public opinions have shifted against the wars and are focused on high energy costs as results on March 19 attacks on Libya, Congress feels duty bound to do something about it in the coming election year 2012. This sits fairly well in the political landscape , since Congress is backed up by public consent to end wars while the President has done what he wanted without the consent of the public opinions. Seriously, if we didn’t have this weak and bleeding economy things would not have mattered and this may have not  seen the light of the day. But since this is not a Republican President and does not holds a majority in the House he will have to answer to the queries and rebukes from the Congress now and in the future. The war in Libya has cost taxpayers $1 billion dollars in 90 days and still counting. In a badly mangled economy hardly anyone can afford such extravaganzas of wars let alone the American people. Congress is trying to putting an end to these spendthrift ways of Obama admin and sending a message.

The Editors of this site hereby salute the members of Congress in coming together in a bi-partisan manner which President Obama has sought for 2 years and never achieved, and put forward the interests of  American people first. Its a courageous and bold move, and a test of ultimate leadership. Thank you.

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bad credit home loans June 16, 2011 at 4:00 pm

I agree we need to bring home back our troops. I know how the Congress feels about.

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John Roberts June 16, 2011 at 4:01 pm

Same feelings here. Bring the troops home

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