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August 27, 2013

Does Barack Obama have the constitutional authority to unilaterally attack another country?

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So, the president plans to attack Syria within days ... but does he have the constitutional authority to do so (not that the constitution matters a hoot to him)?

Well, certain administration sources say the president can't legally attack another country without congressional approval unless an attack on the U.S. is imminent.

And it turns out that those administration sources are none other than President Barack Obama and VP Joe Biden!

In 2007, Barack Obama stated perfectly clearly that a president must have congressional approval to attack another country:

And according to Joe Biden, also in 2007, not only is a U.S. president constitutionally forbidden from attacking another country that doesn't present an imminent threat to America, but he said it is an impeachable offense:

Despite this having been said by Obama and Biden, we can expect much of the 'Obamamedia' to go all out to run cover and, as Doug Powers phrases it ... "kick-save any charges of hypocrisy" if President Obama unilaterally attacks Syria without congressional approval - ironically over WMDs no less.

Where was that media when GW was president! Oh, that's right, they were attacking him.

Posted by Hyscience at August 27, 2013 2:09 PM

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