Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Obama 2007: Big fan of Congressional approval for military action

Throw this on the pile of "things that are different now":
"The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.
 As Commander-in-Chief, the President does have a duty to protect and defend the United States. In instances of self-defense, the President would be within his constitutional authority to act before advising Congress or seeking its consent. History has shown us time and again, however, that military action is most successful when it is authorized and supported by the Legislative branch. It is always preferable to have the informed consent of Congress prior to any military action."
Unless you've imprudently drawn a "red line" then let's go NATO.

Extra - Ace: "Joe Biden in 2007: I will impeach!"

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