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Liberal Democrat raises call for impeachment of Obama. Do you agree?

A hard-core group of liberal House Democrats is questioning the constitutionality of U.S. missile strikes against Libya, with one lawmaker raising the prospect of impeachment during a Democratic Caucus conference call on Saturday.

Reps. Jerrold Nadler (N.Y.), Donna Edwards (Md.), Mike Capuano (Mass.), Dennis Kucinich (Ohio), Maxine Waters (Calif.), Rob Andrews (N.J.), Sheila Jackson Lee (Texas), Barbara Lee (Calif.) and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D.C.) “all strongly raised objections to the constitutionality of the president’s actions” during that call, said two Democratic lawmakers who took part.

Kucinich, who wanted to bring impeachment articles against both former President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney over Iraq — only to be blocked by his own leadership — asked why the U.S. missile strikes aren’t impeachable offenses.

Kucinich also questioned why Democratic leaders didn’t object when President Barack Obama told them of his plan for American participation in enforcing the Libyan no-fly zone during a White House Situation Room meeting on Friday, sources told POLITICO.

And liberals fumed that Congress hadn’t been formally consulted before the attack and expressed concern that it would lead to a third U.S. war in the Muslim world.

While other Democratic lawmakers have publicly backed Obama — including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and top members of the Armed Services, Foreign Affairs and Intelligence committees — the objections from a vocal group of anti-war Democrats on Capitol Hill could become a political problem for Obama, especially if “Operation Odyssey Dawn” fails to topple Libyan leader Muammar Qadhafi, leads to significant American casualties, or provokes a wider conflict in the troubled region of North Africa.

“They consulted the Arab League. They consulted the United Nations. They did not consult the United States Congress,” one Democrat lawmaker said of the White House. “They’re creating wreckage, and they can’t obviate that by saying there are no boots on the ground. … There aren’t boots on the ground; there are Tomahawks in the air.”



http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0311/51595.html#ixzz1H9wL8ESo

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Carpy

Asked by Carpy at 12:51 PM on Mar. 20, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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    Nope Dont agree at all. It's probably that mentally challanged Sarah Palin behind it all anyways.
    vbruno

    Answer by vbruno at 12:54 PM on Mar. 20, 2011 (hidden) + expand

  • “They consulted the Arab League. They consulted the United Nations. They did not consult the United States Congress,”

    ~Hrmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:55 PM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • Nope Dont agree at all. It's probably that mentally challanged Sarah Palin behind it all anyways.

    ~LOL ........ Ohhhhh my. vbruno, so sad.
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:56 PM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • Nope Dont agree at all. It's probably that mentally challanged Sarah Palin behind it all anyways.
    vbruno

    Answer by vbruno 2 min

    Can we vote this as one of the more stupid, uneducated answers we have seen on here?
    Carpy

    Comment by Carpy (original poster) at 12:57 PM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • Yes Carpy. Truly the dumbest response I've seen in a while. Jmo
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:59 PM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • Yes. That was stupid and obviously did not read the freaking article LOL! But hey its all Sarah Palins fault. That bitch.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:59 PM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • LMAO! Here we go again! Where is Sarah by the way?
    Kathy675

    Answer by Kathy675 at 1:02 PM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • Sarah also caused the earth quake & Tsunami
    gemgem

    Answer by gemgem at 1:03 PM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • I think it's ridiculous. Throwing the baby out with the bathwater. Does Kucinich honestly think the US should have just continued to stand by and watch the Libyan people be slaughtered by Gadahfi (sp!)? Do I like the idea that we are dropping millions (or billions?) in military ordinates on Libya? No. But did I like it when I heard all the interviews with the "rebels" saying, "How can the west just watch us all be killed?" Would I prefer that the other Arab countries step up and share some of this burden? You betcha, but sometimes the humanitarian thing to do is not the easy, or politically smartest, nor is it always the same choice from all perspectives.
    klickitykat

    Answer by klickitykat at 1:04 PM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • She must be one powerful woman, that she can get the democrats to talk about impeachment.

    No wonder they fear her.
    Carpy

    Comment by Carpy (original poster) at 1:04 PM on Mar. 20, 2011

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