Obama Covers Posterior, Suddenly Complies With War Powers Resolution

Ben Shapiro
Big Government
14 Sep 2012

Suddenly, President Obama cares about notifying Congress of troop movements under the War Powers Resolution.

This afternoon, after moving military personnel to Libya and Yemen, President Obama issued a letter to House Speaker John Boehner and Senate President Pro Tempore Daniel Inouye notifying them of the troop movements…

…When Barack Obama ordered American operations against Libyan dictator – who, we should remember, voluntarily gave up his nuclear aspirations after the United States deposed Saddam Hussein in Iraq – on behalf of Libyan rebels, he insisted that he needed no Congressional approval to do so. According to a report the White House sent to lawmakers, “U.S. operations do not involve sustained fighting or active exchanges of fire with hostile forces, nor do they involve U.S. ground troops.” The total cost for the Libyan operation over the first two months: $716 million. The White House sent that letter after House Speaker Boehner sent Obama a letter telling him he was in violation of the War Powers Act because he hadn’t received Congressional authorization for the mission, and the mission had extended beyond 60 days.

But now, when Obama orders troops to Libya and Yemen to protect our embassies and track down terrorists who attack them, he suddenly complies with the War Powers Resolution…

Read the complete article at Big Government.

Related:  Obama’s Skipped Intel Meetings Under Scrutiny

A simple three-page report by the Government Accountability Institute tallying up the number of days President Barack Obama has attended his Presidential Daily Brief (PDB) on intelligence has ignited a firestorm of controversy that places the attacks on the U.S. embassy in Cairo and the murder of U.S. Libyan Ambassador Chris Stevens and three members of his staff in a new and critical light.

The report found that of the first 1,225 days of his time in office, Mr. Obama has attended less than half (43.8 percent) of his daily intelligence briefings.  As Breitbart News reported last week, in the week prior to the slaying of U.S. Ambassador Stevens, the White House official calendar shows no record of Mr. Obama attending his PDB.

When the GAI report was initially reported in a Washington Post article by Marc Thiessen, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney dismissed the report’s findings as “hilarious.”  The very next day, Ambassador Stevens and three American members of his staff were murdered.

Now, with the Middle East ablaze, White House reporters on Friday once again pressed Mr. Carney on why Mr. Obama has attended less than half of his daily intelligence briefings, even as he makes time for parties with Beyonce and Jay-Z, as well as numerous fundraisers.  According to ABC News, Mr. Carney did not dispute the GAI report’s numbers or findings, but said it depends on what the definition of “attended” is…

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