Meanwhile , on VACATION in Rio, while Japan and Libya are in crisis, the "Vacationer in Chief" enjoys his snow cone! And the Beat(ing) Goes On, higher gasoline prices, Disaster in Japan and a Civil War in Libya. "I don't give a darn...Michelle order another round of snow cones!"
Consistent with his socialist, we-are-all-one agenda, Barack Obama used a non-unanimous 10-vote nod from the United Nations Security Council to justify commencing hostilities against Libya, bypassing Congress, the Constitution, the will of the American public and a couple hundred years' worth of precedents. Since none of these have mattered in the past, why should they now? After all, in the mind of Obama -- or "Our Son, His Excellency" as his erstwhile pal Moammar Gadhafi called him recently -- UN authority supersedes U.S. constitutional authority and sovereignty.
While the president has both the authority and duty to use force in protection of the United States from an actual or imminent attack, that is the extent of his unilateral authority. Congress alone has the authority to approve the use of military force in all other circumstances as it did in the wake of 9/11. In the case of both Afghanistan and Iraq, President George W. Bush specifically approached Congress, asked for and was granted a resolution authorizing the use of military force. His successor -- not so much. (Full Article can be found here at the Patriot Post )
AND THE BEAT(ING) GOES ON!