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Monday, March 21, 2011
Kucinich, Nader: Obama could be Impeached for Libya War
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FACT: In 2004 Rep Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) won 27% of Hawaii Democrats Presidential Caucus Vote—and carried Maui County.  Hawaii is the only state in which Kucinich won any significant support. 

MARCH 19, 2011 -- OBAMA: 'Today we are part of a broad coalition. We are answering the calls of a threatened people. And we are acting in the interests of the United States and the world'...

MARCH 19, 2003 -- BUSH: 'American and coalition forces are in the early stages of military operations to disarm Iraq, to free its people and to defend the world from grave danger...

Fact: Bush Had 2 Times More Coalition Partners in Iraq Than Obama Has in Libya

2003: Bush wins Congress backing over war on Iraq (The US presence in Iraq is also authorized by the UN Security Council and the Iraqi government.)

Ralph Nader: Obama ‘Should Be Impeached’ For ‘Committing War Crimes’

Kucinich quotes Obama: “The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation which does not involve stopping an actual or imminent attack on the nation.”

Ralph Nader: Obama ‘Should Be Impeached’ For ‘Committing War Crimes’

Michael Moore To Obama: Return Your Nobel Peace Prize...

POLITICO: Liberal Democrats in uproar over Libya action

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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