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Quote from: Duckling on April 04, 2011, 05:03:00 PMThe president himself does not have this power. If he agrees to, along with multiple other countries, it's within his power.In short, the president has the power to authorize the use by NATO, and by the UN, of US forces, but not to send them by himself.
Quote from: Duckling on April 04, 2011, 05:03:00 PMIf you're going to bring up the War Powers Resolution, you may want to know that it says that the president [Obama] must notify Congress within 48 hours, and also must withdraw forces after sixty days if Congress's approval has not been achieved by this time. Neither the Constitution nor the War Powers Resolution forbids his actions at the moment. I believe Candidate Obama, when he said your oft-quoted quote, meant for longer than sixty days. The Iraq "War" lasted significantly longer than sixty days, and troops certainly did not attempt to withdraw by ninety.
Quote from: im2smart4u on April 05, 2011, 06:18:11 PMSo the President doesn't have to listen to the Constitution when other countries give him the "okay"? So if the UN approves arms control and speech limitations, then Obama is allowed to ignore the 1st and 2nd Amendments and bypass congress?::)
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Quote from: Duckling on April 05, 2011, 10:26:18 PM" 'Allegedly' "?Barack Obama is quite American, born in Hawaii. And he hasn't walked over them yet.
Quote from: Duckling on April 05, 2011, 10:26:18 PMAnd didn't we just go over this? The Constitution itself doesn't actually forbid it, and in fact encourages the US to form treaties with other countries, our interest in having positive relations with other countries superceding our need to avoid unilaterally decided military attack.
Quote from: Zackirus on April 05, 2011, 07:13:47 PMI think the views/laws of the UN supersede those of the American Constitution/Congress, but it is just my opinion. I mean they are trying to making decisions for the betterment of the world, not just the states.
Quote from: im2smart4u on April 06, 2011, 12:57:43 PMI see why you would think that. It must be easy for people in Canada to vote on using American personal and resources because Canada wouldn't have to spend money or risk lives.
Quote from: Zackirus on April 06, 2011, 03:48:36 PMQuote from: im2smart4u on April 06, 2011, 12:57:43 PMI see why you would think that. It must be easy for people in Canada to vote on using American personal and resources because Canada wouldn't have to spend money or risk lives.And you think, that Canadians are just sitting around, watching the American's to go Libya? Just to let you know, we are also doing our part in helping the people in Libya (Mind you, not to our fullest potential right now, as we have an election going on).
Quote from: im2smart4u on April 06, 2011, 12:57:43 PMIt must be easy for people in Canada to vote on using American person[ne]l and resources because Canada wouldn't have to spend money or risk lives.