Politicsobamaishypocrite

Tue Sep 23, 2014, 09:13 PM

Obama invokes Bush's Iraq war authorization in Syria (the one Obama wanted to repeal)

NEW YORK — Less than two months after President Barack Obama’s administration called for repeal of the Congressional authorization for the 2002 Iraq war, he is formally citing the 12-year-old measure as a basis for newly expanded airstrikes against the Islamic State of Syria and the Levant.

Since June, Obama has been sending official war-powers notifications to Congress about the campaign he authorized against ISIL. Administration aides have repeatedly cited the 2001 war authorization against Al Qaeda and the Taliban as grounds for strikes in Iraq.


Some administration officials had indicated in background comments that Obama might invoke the Iraq war authorization if the bombing campaign spread to Syria, but he officially did so in a letter to Congress Tuesday. The authorization cited the measure only with a reference to its Public Law number, 107-243.

(Also on POLITICO: America's new war president)

The administration’s embrace of the 2002 Iraq war authorization through this obscure citation is awkward because it paints the expanding anti-ISIL campaign as a successor to President George W. Bush’s invasion of Iraq 12 years ago. Last year at the United Nations General Assembly, Obama spoke of working “to end a decade of war” and cited the withdrawal of all American troops from Iraq as a part of that effort. On Wednesday he’ll address the General Assembly the day after having essentially extended that effort.

http://www.politico.com/story/2014/09/barack-obama-syria-airstrikes-111264.html?hp=f2

He was against the authorization before he was for it!

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Response to rh24 (Original post)

Tue Sep 23, 2014, 09:15 PM

1. What do most legal scholars say

 

About this issue?

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Response to Brobee (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 23, 2014, 09:25 PM

4. i would love to ask a constitutional scholar if only we knew where to find one

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Response to rh24 (Original post)

Tue Sep 23, 2014, 09:16 PM

2. Oh and just so no liberal misses it, check out the money quote:

"The administration’s embrace of the 2002 Iraq war authorization through this obscure citation is awkward because it paints the expanding anti-ISIL campaign as a successor to President George W. Bush’s invasion of Iraq 12 years ago"

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Response to rh24 (Original post)

Tue Sep 23, 2014, 09:23 PM

3. on the bright side. he finaly found his comfortable shoes, unfortunatly they are flip flops.

any liberal who has been watching knew this was coming.

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Response to asteriscus (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 23, 2014, 09:38 PM

5. What a freaking hypocrite. Liberals should take comfort in the fact Obama is

continuing the policies of GW Bush. He is obviously bereft of any strategic thinking of his own.

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Response to rh24 (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 23, 2014, 09:41 PM

6. i voted for him because he lied and said he wouldn't continue the failed policies of george

and big dick face. you ought to be all over him with a just a wee smidgen of adoration that you gave idiot son.after all, he went all out to validate them.

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Response to asteriscus (Reply #6)

Tue Sep 23, 2014, 10:06 PM

7. What a ridiculous assumption on you part. Not every conservative supported

Bush's nation-building and Wilsonian bullshit. But then again, I wasn't stupid enough to believe all the hype about Obama, either.

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Response to rh24 (Reply #7)

Tue Sep 23, 2014, 10:10 PM

8. here you are all over the place making even stupider assumptions about liberals.

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Response to rh24 (Original post)

Tue Sep 23, 2014, 10:17 PM

9. Well if the Repugs don't approve lets hear them say they are against

it or shut the fuck up.

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Response to OVdem (Reply #9)

Tue Sep 23, 2014, 10:50 PM

10. If They Are Against It

Did the house vote to discontinue it? Did they speak out against it? I haven't been watching CSPAN lately. How did the vote go? If they are against it, did they explain why they were for it before?

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Response to City Kitty (Reply #10)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 09:31 AM

13. Again, this is about Obama's rank hypocrisy. I know that subject is painful for his supporters.

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Response to OVdem (Reply #9)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 09:29 AM

12. It was Obama that wanted to revoke it--until it became politically expedient for him to invoke

it (Try to keep up!)

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Response to OVdem (Reply #9)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 02:28 PM

14. Pssst

 

Who said anybody was against it? Heh, I only heard the left screaming and whining and screeching about it for years. Strangely silent now.........the poll numbers show more Republican support anyway. Tastes good doesn't it? I'm sure the lies and bullshit the left vomited for years taste even better the second time down. I am absolutely giddy about it all myself.


Obama lied and people died!

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Response to OVdem (Reply #9)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 02:30 PM

15. Repugs? that all you got ?

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Response to rh24 (Original post)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 07:58 AM

11. But, but...the Iraq AUMF was based on LIES!!!1!!1

 

How can a document based on lies hold any legal standing?!?!?!1212!?

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Response to I814U2CY (Reply #11)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 02:31 PM

16. Yes, yes, yes

 

Feed it to them! Make them gorge themselves on it! Ha ha ha ha...........

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