The President does not have the power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.
-- Senator Barack Obama
No one has argued, or even suggested, that Libyan government forces present an “actual or imminent threat” to this country. But in authorizing a military attack of Libya, President Obama has willfully ignored what he full well knows -- and argued. The quotation of his views as a U.S. Senator are bolstered by his years of teaching Constitutional Law, where he doubtless ran across the idea that enumerated powers in Article I are exclusively the province of Congress.
Congress declares war.
George W. Bush, his pig-eyed predecessor, committed the same wrong. But he had a colourable argument that Congress had authorized his action – provenance courtesy of the Authorization for Use of Military Force Act.
Today’s despot does not.
So what say you - should he be impeached?