If we are going to become militarily involved in yet another sovereign nation I demand it is done according to the Constitution. If Congress isn’t willing to vote for it then it shouldn’t happen.
|By: David Dayen Saturday September 15, 2012 1:00 pm|
As we learn more about the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi on September 11, it becomes harder and harder to ignore the probability that the militants involved were retaliating for a drone strike that took out a top al-Qaeda leader who happened to be Libyan.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday March 28, 2012 2:55 pm|
Allow me to agree with Rand Paul. We already have significant sanctions on Iran, which mainly hurt the population rather than the regime. The Senate wanted to take another dip with an even more stringent set of sanctions. And Paul said no.
|By: David Dayen Monday October 17, 2011 9:15 am|
I have become the exemplar of Obama Derangement Syndrome with a Friday post about the White House starting a mini-war in Africa. It was front-paged on Saturday and caused a bit of debate. So let me make some additional remarks.
|By: David Dayen Saturday October 15, 2011 8:15 am|
|By: David Dayen Tuesday June 21, 2011 4:30 pm|
The fact that the Pentagon is handing out “imminent danger” pay to troops working in Libya suggests that “hostilities” are taking place.
|By: David Dayen Saturday June 18, 2011 7:52 am|
We now have an innovation in executive power. During the Bush Administration, mid-level functionaries would be found to write legal justifications for waging war, committing acts of torture, or what have you. Now, during the Obama Administration, the top lawyers are free to give their considered opinion on these issues. But the President will simply overrule them.
|By: David Dayen Thursday June 16, 2011 11:31 am|
If you thought that only Republican Administrations would assert broad and sweeping powers when they control the White House, think again.
|By: David Dayen Thursday June 2, 2011 11:16 am|
The House leadership, prior to a closed caucus meeting, will devise a bill to continue US involvement in Libya, as a counterpoint to Dennis Kucinich’s War Powers resolution to end involvement. This comes just as over 60 House Republicans issued their own resolution of disapproval of the war in Libya.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday June 1, 2011 11:30 am|
The House Republican leadership, after agreeing to allow a vote on a privileged War Powers resolution from Dennis Kucinich which would end US involvement in the war in Libya, has now yanked that vote from the calendar….In a statement, Kucinich said he was “disappointed that the President and leadership feel the need to buy even more time to shore up support for the War in Libya.