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Republican says action in Libya is an 'affront' to the US Constitution

The far Left and the far Right coming together in a bipartisan effort to impeach Obama would be very cool indeed. Article by John T. Bennett.

A senior Republican on the House Armed Services Committee escalated his party’s attacks on the Obama’s administration’s military action in Libya, calling the move unconstitutional.

“The United States does not have a King’s army,” Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md.) said in a statement released Monday evening. “President Obama’s unilateral choice to use U.S. military force in Libya is an affront to our Constitution.”

Bartlett said Obama’s team has repeated “the mistakes” made by the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations when they plunged U.S. forces into the Kosovo and Iraq conflicts without first seeking congressional approval.

Bartlett lashed out at Obama for opting against getting lawmakers’ OK before using “military force against a country that has not attacked U.S. territory, the U.S. military or U.S. citizens.”

Obama notified lawmakers of his authorization for the mission in a letter.

Bartlett’s statement was the harshest yet from House Republican leaders, who are lining up against the Libyan operation.

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