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.
As Commander-in-Chief, the President does have a duty to protect and defend the United States. In instances of self-defense, the President would be within his constitutional authority to act before advising Congress or seeking its consent. History has shown us time and again, however, that military action is most successful when it is authorized and supported by the Legislative branch. It is always preferable to have the informed consent of Congress prior to any military action.
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Funny how smart the man thought he was a few years ago. Now when faced with a big tough decision to make, he does not follow his own logic.
When he ran for President, did he realize that he might have to make a few decisions that would effect the real world? Did he know that picking his NCAA bracket and quitting smoking would seem really stupid to most educated folks?The man needs to make a decision and stick to it.
Where are all the libs who called Bush a war monger right now? Oh, do those above rules only apply to Republican Presidents? Apparently so.
This week, the hypocrisy of the left is screaming so loudly that they cannot hide in Indiana or Michigan anymore.