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sadoldgirl

(3,431 posts)
Sat Jun 14, 2014, 09:24 PM Jun 2014

We all know that PBO cannot do anything right

in the eyes of the Republicans. Thus, whatever decision he makes as far as Iraq is concerned must be automatically attacked. Now I may not be the brightest person in the world, but how about the following possible scenario: Our commander in chief says the following:" If the USA goes back into Iraq it will be an act of war. Since I believe in our constitution it is up to the Congress to give me a declaration of war against Iraq. Therefore I have to await the decision of the Congress of the United States of America to pass that declaration."
Then the Congress, especially the House will be responsible for the outcome. Does that sound too crazy?

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We all know that PBO cannot do anything right (Original Post) sadoldgirl Jun 2014 OP
It Would, Ma'am, Be An Interesting Coup de Theater The Magistrate Jun 2014 #1
I love this idea! Suich Jun 2014 #2
This should be called The Syria Scenario, Benton D Struckcheon Jun 2014 #3
yes, excellent! grasswire Jun 2014 #6
This is good. REAL good. Send it to the JaneyVee Jun 2014 #4
If the request to Congress turns out like Syria then there will not be any action by Thinkingabout Jun 2014 #5
k&r... spanone Jun 2014 #7
Obama has sufficient authority under the 2003 and 2001 AUMFs to act tritsofme Jun 2014 #8
True, however sadoldgirl Jun 2014 #9

Thinkingabout

(30,058 posts)
5. If the request to Congress turns out like Syria then there will not be any action by
Sat Jun 14, 2014, 09:52 PM
Jun 2014

The US. It was the Republicans who voted down the Syrian request and if Obama requests to do something in Iraq they will turn it down and it will be on GOP congressional members.

tritsofme

(17,254 posts)
8. Obama has sufficient authority under the 2003 and 2001 AUMFs to act
Sat Jun 14, 2014, 10:00 PM
Jun 2014

They are still in effect. I doubt he will
seek further congressional authorization.

sadoldgirl

(3,431 posts)
9. True, however
Sat Jun 14, 2014, 10:10 PM
Jun 2014

it would get him out of an unsolvable dilemma. I don't know though whether Wilson and Roosevelt had to ask congress first or whether the congress is the initiator.

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