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March 26, 2011

Our 'Constitutional lawyer-in-Chief' back in 2007: 'The American People and Not Just Washington Insiders Have a Right to Know' Before Government Takes Military Action'

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Jay over at Weasel Zippers found this video from the August 2007 AFL-CIO debate broadcast live on MSNBC, in which candidate Barack Obama passionately and adamantly argues that decisions of foreign policy and military action cannot just take place between "Washington insiders," but must involve the American public as well, calling this point a "seminal question." It serves as a shining reminder of what Weasel Zippers aptly refers to as Barack Obama's "mind-bending" hypocrisy:

But the fact of the matter is that when we don't talk to the American people -- we're debating the most important foreign policy issues that we face, and the American people have a right to know. It is not just Washington insiders that -- are part of the debate that has to take place with respect to how we're going to shift our foreign policy. This is a seminal question. -- Barack Obama, August 8, 2007
Also via Weasel Zippers, in yet another stunning example of Obama's hypocrisy today, our "Constitutional law professor-in-Chief" said as a senator back in December 20, 2007:
"The President does not have 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."
Somehow, the lamestream media is unable to find such hypocrisy worthy of being reported. On the other hand, if this was a Republican administration ....

(Hat tip - Ed Morrissey)

Posted by Richard at March 26, 2011 8:58 AM

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