View Full Version : Obama Ouch...Obama been spinning tales? Not good

06-25-2011, 10:56 AM
Those pesky details......truth telling is not a skill learned in Chicago.

(FP) – The top U.S. admiral involved in the Libya war admitted to a U.S. congressman that NATO forces are trying to kill Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi. The same admiral also said he anticipated the need for ground troops in Libya after Qaddafi falls, according to the lawmaker.

House Armed Services Committee member Mike Turner (R-OH) told The Cable that U.S. Admiral Samuel Locklear, commander of the NATO Joint Operations Command in Naples, Italy, told him last month that NATO forces are actively targeting and trying to kill Qaddafi, despite the fact that the Obama administration continues to insist that “regime change” is not the goal and is not authorized by the U.N. mandate authorizing the war


06-25-2011, 12:51 PM
Someday, I wish the president and congress would just stop the dance. Have the president declare the war powers act unconstitutional, have the congress aggressively press him in court, and force the supreme court to do their damned job and stop punting this issue.

Through inaction and apathy, the courts have allowed a declaration of war to become meaningless. Maybe it is mostly meaningless, maybe the president does have complete control of the military, to be stopped only by funding by congress, but the courts should stop avoiding the issue and make a ruling.

06-25-2011, 04:04 PM
Word i'm hearing is that ground troops will deploy sometime in September.