“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.”
Who made this statement?
That would be Barack Hussein Obama~December 20, 2007.
As a presidential candidate Barack Obama emphatically stated that the Constitution does not give the president the authority to unilaterally authorize a military attack unless it is needed to stop an actual or imminent attack on the United States.
Obama made the assertion in a Dec. 20, 2007 interview with the Boston Globe when reporter Charlie Savage asked him under what circumstances the president would have the constitutional authority to bomb Iran without first seeking authorization from Congress.
How the times have changed. Presently, the guy who made this claim as a Senator did the opposite as President. Obama did not ask Congress for use-of-force authorization and Libya is not a threat to our nation. It’s amazing how quickly the constitutional lawyer threw out the Constitution and circumvented Congress to launch missiles into Libya.
Obama did not seek congressional authorization before taking military action against the regime of Libyan dictator Col. Moammar Gadhafi in order to establish a no-fly zone over that country. The action was approved by the United Nations Security Council but not by the U.S. Congress.