Donald Sensing raises a very, very good point, one that has, as usual, slipped by the MSM and, most tellingly, is not even on the horizon of the left, especially the anti-war left, bringing home the point that these groups are nothing less than purely partisan.
Read it here.
First and foremost, President Obama should be going to Congress for authorization of the use of force under UN Resolution 1973. If he does not, it borders on abuse of presidential powers. President Bush I and II both went to Congress for such authorizations, which is the modern-day equivalent of the declaration of war that apparently has gone completely out of style.
If he fails to do this, he is setting precedence for future Presidents. No President has been happy with the War Powers Act that expressed the Congress' full intent of fulfilling its role under the Constitution of the United States, that it alone may declare war unless there is simply no time for it to meet.
Never has the press been so silent about this: this speaks volumes for the sycophants that appear to be in charge here. If the current President was a Republican, you'd be hearing about this in banner headlines.
Sometimes the absence of something is the proof that it exists.
President Obama has been quoted on this:
"The president does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation," the memo quotes then-Senator Obama saying on Dec. 20, 2007.
In other words, President Obama is on record for stating that he does not have the power to do what he is now doing.
Ye gods. The sooner the 2012 defeat of President Obama at the polls, the better.