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The Return of the War Powers

About time:

A bipartisan group of House members announced on Wednesday that it is filing a lawsuit charging that President Obama made an illegal end-run around Congress when he approved U.S military action against Libya.

“With regard to the war in Libya, we believe that the law was violated. We have asked the courts to move to protect the American people from the results of these illegal policies,” said Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), who led the 10-member anti-war coalition with Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.).

Whatever one thinks of the two wars George W. Bush started, he got Congressional approval for them (or at least got them to punt it). His own party pressured him to do so. And while Republicans fought Democratic efforts to stop or defund the wars via Congress, they did not dispute Congress’ authority to do so.

This is a President in open defiance of the law. What else are they supposed to do.

Of course, to the Lost Tribe of Liberals, the fact that Republicans are joining Democrats in this efforts means only one thing: racism!.