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  •  no other president has been impeached (4+ / 0-)
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    for making an end run around congress for "military engagement", altho no doubt Limbaugh will be the first to scream for it if he does.

    The resolution isn't an official 'Declaration of War', there have only been five in US history, the last under FDR.

    "Show up. Pay attention. Tell the truth. And don't be attached to the results." -- Angeles Arrien

    by Sybil Liberty on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 08:10:41 AM PDT

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    •  Oh I have no doubts about that (0+ / 0-)

      but agreeing with the move or not Obama can legally do it. As undemocratic as it may seem Congress has granted the President that ability in a limited fashion. I would prefer he didn't but I recognize the legal framework Obama is working with.

      •  me too (5+ / 0-)

        I wholeheartedly oppose this intervention

        However sadly, there is little rational discussion to be found here these days as a result of 'Impeach Obama Syndrome'

        "Show up. Pay attention. Tell the truth. And don't be attached to the results." -- Angeles Arrien

        by Sybil Liberty on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 08:42:56 AM PDT

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        •  Why do people insist on overstating complaints... (0+ / 0-)

          and damning whole groups with the behavior of one person?

          I don't see anyone defending toosinbeymin's argument that Obama be impeached for violating War Powers Act.

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