War in Libya

Issue Bush Obama Change?
War in Libya Did not start a war in Libya. Started, but what is most disturbing is that Obama didn't even attempt to get congressional approval under the War Powers Act. Citation.

Sets a precedent that the president doesn't ever have to consult congress about engaging in war for any duration. Our founding fathers wanted to avoid arbitrary war and this is the reason the power to declare war (Congressional responsibility) was separated from the power to decide how the war should be fought (Executive responsibility). Article I, Sec 8 (congressional war powers); Article 2, Sec 2 (executive war powers).

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