Wednesday, June 15, 2011

John Boehner draws a line in sand over Libyan War

John Boehner: An Unauthorized Biography

Doesn't Boehner know President Obama is above the law?

(Washington Times) – Stepping up a simmering constitutional conflict, House Speaker John A. Boehner warned President Obama on Tuesday that unless he gets authorization from Congress for his military deployment in Libya, he will be in violation of the War Powers Resolution.

In a letter sent Tuesday afternoon, Mr. Boehner, the top Republican in the constitutional chain of succession, said Mr. Obama must provide a clear justification by Friday for committing troops to Libya.

Sunday marks the 90th day since the president notified Congress that U.S. troops had been committed to help enforce a no-fly zone overLibya, which is designed to protect the rebels fighting Col. Moammar Gadhafi’s government.

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