Wednesday, March 23, 2011
DEMCAD: Libya Bombing an Impeachment Offense!
By Reginald Kaigler (DEMCAD)
Joe Biden appeared on the MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews in 2007 and made a bold claim. He said that if President Bush had launched an attack against Iran without Congressional approval, he would have called for impeachment hearings.
"I don't say those things lightly, Chris. You've known me for a long time..The president has no constitutional authority to take this nation to war against a country of 70 million people until we are attacked or unless there is proof that we are about to attacked!"
Fast forward to 2011: Democrat Barack Obama is now the President of United States. He has authorized an air attack against Libya without Congressional approval or proof of a threat to America. Obama is clearly violating the boundaries that Biden set for Bush. And if you use his own words, Obama is clearly violating the United States constitution. So where is Biden's call for Obama's impeachment?
I'll go a step farther. In 2007, candidate Obama attended a Q&A hosted by Boston Globe Staff Writer Charlie Savage. Here are a couple of quotes that stuck me as odd, especially considering how Obama has clearly contradicted his own promises and claims.
"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," Obama claims. Yet, he authorized the bombing of Libya without permission from Congress or proof of a threat to America.
Here's my favorite quote from Obama, "I reject the Bush Administration's claim that the President has plenary authority under the Constitution to detain U.S. citizens without charges as unlawful enemy combatants."
That's strange. I thought Guantanamo Bay was still open. Oh wait, it is.
So let's review. By Obama and Biden's own words, the decision to bomb Libya is an impeachment offense. Obviously, no one in Washington will respond. They only pretend to have principles, but I think it's critical that we recognize their lies and spread the word. So that they can be held accountable when it matters the most.
Barack Obama's Q&A