• Dennis Kucinich and Other Congresspeople Suing President Obama Over Military Action in Libya

    On the up side, Rep. Dennis Kucinich has managed bridge the divide between Democrats and Republicans and find something that legislators on both sides of the aisle can get behind.

    On the downside, he's suing the President

    A bipartisan group of House members announced on Wednesday that it is filing a lawsuit charging that President Obama made an illegal end-run around Congress when he approved U.S military action against Libya.

    "With regard to the war in Libya, we believe that the law was violated. We have asked the courts to move to protect the American people from the results of these illegal policies," said Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), who led the 10-member anti-war coalition with Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.)…

    According to Kucinich, the suit will challenge the Obama administration's "circumvention of Congress and its use of international organizations such as the United Nations and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to authorize the use of military force abroad." It also will ask a judge to prohibit the White House from conducting a war without congressional approval.

    You know what? Obama has no one but himself to blame for this. He saw what happened when that one olive pit ordered military strikes on the Sudan without going through the proper congressional channels. Kucinich doesn't fuck around with this stuff.

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    Tags: Barack Obama, Dennis Kucinich, House of Representatives, Libya, Military, Ohio


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