Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Greg Sargent: "Obama should seek Congressional authorization for Libya war"

Greg Sargent:
Another important story from Charlie Savage and Thom Shanker: Since handing control to NATO, the U.S. has struck Libyan forces at least 60 times — making it harder to argue that we’re not embroiled in “hostilities.” MORE...
Howie P.S.: More pushback on Libya via Sargent:
Opinion-makers turning on Obama over Libya: My pick for read of the morning: Yale professor Bruce Ackerman’s piece explaining that Obama’s decision not to seek Congressional authorization for the Libya operation is eroding a key check on arbitrary presidential power and setting a precedent for future presidents to wage war at their convenience.

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