The present confrontation over the war powers Act requires Congress to rethink some tragic events of the past decade.
Adding insult to injury, Obama tried to address the war powers Act by twisting words beyond comprehension.
The war powers clock expires Oct. 8, with a possible extension to Nov. 8.
No mention of civil liberties and what a president thinks is permissible for war powers and on the Constitution.
Then he tried to claim there were no “hostilities” in Libya, to nullify the war powers Resolution.
The opportunity to make capital out of the war powers was quite too good to be lost!
But war time is no time for theories, and a man with war powers in his hands is not one to parley with them.
A more direct contest with the President over his war powers was waged around the Espionage Bill.
That of the President is derived from the war powers; but these are not sealed to Congress.
He had also carried to its ultimate his assumption of war powers.