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Libya and the Familiar Patterns of War

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Libya and the Familiar Patterns of War

Post by Guest on Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:20 am

By contrast, the intervention in Libya was presidentially decreed with virtually no public debate or discussion; it's just amazing how little public opinion or the consent of the citizenry matters when it comes to involving the country in a new war. That objection can and should be obviated if Obama seeks Congressional approval before deploying the U.S. military. On some level, it would be just a formality -- it's hard to imagine the Congress ever impeding a war the President wants to fight -- but at least some pretense of democratic and Constitutional adherence should be maintained.

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/03/19-6

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