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Obama: Somebody Needs to Impeach Me

From a December 2007 interview with Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), presidential candidate:

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.

As Commander-in-Chief, the President does have a duty to protect and defend the United States. In instances of self-defense, the President would be within his constitutional authority to act before advising Congress or seeking its consent. History has shown us time and again, however, that military action is most successful when it is authorized and supported by the Legislative branch. It is always preferable to have the informed consent of Congress prior to any military action.

As for the specific question about bombing suspected nuclear sites, I recently introduced S.J. Res. 23, which states in part that “any offensive military action taken by the United States against Iran must be explicitly authorized by Congress.”

If you believe that if Bush bombed Libya without the consent of Congress, that Sen. Obama, former University of Chicago Law School “lecturer” on the Constitution, would not be calling for his impeachment, please come over here for your spanking.

H/T to Power Line, where I first saw this.

3 Responses to Obama: Somebody Needs to Impeach Me

  1. The “I” word? Are you nuts?
    Before you can blink an eye, all manner of Obots will be trolling on this site calling you (and us) horrible names, starting with Raaacists, then on to Haaaters and that will be the nice stuff.
    I do get it.
    What MrO said then about a Repub Prez should count when talking about a Dem Prez. A man should be a strong as his words and beliefs.
    The reality of actually being the Prez and having to make some tough or ugly decisions looks different from inside the WhiteHouse. MrO isn’t clear about his intentions or his agenda outside what a Chicago ward-heeler would have to decide. National issues, Global issues are beyond his expertise and experience and that’s a shame, because we’re depending on him to lead and keep us safe.