Tag: LIbyan War

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!.

Cynthia Strikes Again

Ladies and Gentlemen, we will never lack for humor as we long as we have the Stupidest Congresswoman that Ever Lived:

A former U.S. congresswoman slammed U.S. policy on Libyan state TV late Saturday and stressed the “last thing we need to do is spend money on death, destruction and war.”

The station is fiercely loyal to Moammar Gadhafi and her interview was spliced with what appeared to be rallies in support of the embattled Libyan leader.

“I think that it’s very important that people understand what is happening here. And it’s important that people all over the world see the truth. And that is why I am here … to understand the truth,” former Rep. Cynthia McKinney said during a live interview.

She said she was invited to Libya by the “nongovernmental organization for fact-finding,” adding that she intends to bring more people to the country soon so that “they too can understand.”

She also slammed Obama’s economic policies as not being leftist enough. This doesn’t surprise me; McKinney has always defined herself entirely by her race. So to see a black President not embracing her ridiculous Marxism must grate.

I have to say that I am unsurprised. I was once in McKinney’s district and she is a looney tune. A Truther, a conspiracy theorist and an out-and-out devoted Marxist who was only elected because her district was overwhelming Democrat and she played the race card to the hilt. She was so embarrassing that when Hank Johnson challenged her in the primary, every Republican in Atlanta stampeded to the polls to vote for him. Neal Boortz opined against it, asking if we really wanted the Democrats to have a competent representative instead of an obvious lunatic. The response was a thunderous, “It’s fucking McKinney. Are you insane?”

Now, opinion time: is this treason? We are not officially at war with the Libyan government — we’re officially in a kinetic action or some newspeak thing. But to me, this belongs on the shelf with Jane Fonda on the ack-ack cannon. This is an American appearing on the official propaganda channel of a nation we’re shooting at. There’s not a chance anything will be done about it, of course. But to have a former legislator oppose us on the propaganda network of an enemy nation — whether you think we should be at war or not — if that’s not treason, that’s got to be pretty damn close.