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Old 03-19-2011, 04:58 PM
 
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Allied forces are now bombing Libya to enforce the No-Fly zone...

US, France launch first strike on Libyan forces - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Old 03-19-2011, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Huh?
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Old 03-19-2011, 05:51 PM
 
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so HC475, you are trying to make the claim that the republicans are the ones authorizing the attacks on libya, despite the fact that only the president can order our military into combat? congress does control the purse strings, and can end funding for the effort AFTER 90 days if the president cannot make a good case to continue war funding(something you democrats really need to learn, rather than just complain about war spending).
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Old 03-19-2011, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Atlanta metro
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so HC475, you are trying to make the claim that the republicans are the ones authorizing the attacks on libya, despite the fact that only the president can order our military into combat? congress does control the purse strings, and can end funding for the effort AFTER 90 days if the president cannot make a good case to continue war funding(something you democrats really need to learn, rather than just complain about war spending).
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Old 03-19-2011, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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What Republican or even what Congress authorized this ?

It was a UN vote and Obama said OK.
Not like Congress got any say in the matter. Not like any Republican had a say in the matter.

My the OP is really stretching to blame this on the Republicans.
Sorry..it won't fly.
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Old 03-19-2011, 07:47 PM
 
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U.S. is involved in the bombings... That means it's war spending... So why aren't the Conservatives screaming less spending now?...
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Old 03-19-2011, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Ummm...I think your anger is misplaced. WHY are you blaming republicans when this is ALL ON OBAMA?

Wasn't obama supposed to go to congress, first to ask for a declaration and then for funding?

You must be extremely disappointed in this president.
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Old 03-19-2011, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Its part of my daily routine. Bacon & eggs, coffee, and new information on who we bombed today.

Kreiky, I think I need to invest in bombs.
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Old 03-19-2011, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Reality
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Obama starts an unfunded war that we can't win and it's somehow the GOP's fault? Some people on CD need serious mental help.
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Old 03-19-2011, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Obama starts an unfunded war that we can't win and it's somehow the GOP's fault? Some people on CD need serious mental help.
Where are the usual suspects, that so often talk about the COST of these unfunded wars?
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