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txradioguy
06-24-2011, 05:12 PM
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The House on Friday delivered its strongest rebuke yet to President Obama over his handling of the U.S. military intervention in Libya, refusing to endorse the U.S. operation three months after it began. But the House stopped short of stripping funding for the mission.

In the last of two votes Friday afternoon, the House rejected a Republican-authored bill to strike funding for the Libya operation. The House voted 238-180 against it, with 89 Republicans opposing.

The vote ensured that, at least for the moment, the Obama administration has the money to sustain its involvement in the NATO-led campaign -- though the funding bill was unlikely to pass in the Senate anyway. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said afterward that the funding vote sends an important message about the need to continue the mission.

However, the vote came after the House, in a 295-123 decision, rejected a resolution to "authorize" the mission in Libya -- even a limited operation with no ground troops. One-hundred-and-fifteen Democrats and only eight Republicans voted for the proposal; in a blow to Obama, 70 Democrats voted against it. Though that resolution is non-binding, it represents the most definitive statement the chamber has made about the conflict.

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said the administration was "disappointed" by that vote. "We think now is not the time to send the kind of mixed message that it sends," he said.

Taken together with proposals in the Senate, the House measures represent an accelerating move in Congress toward formally weighing in on Libya after months on the relative sidelines.

Ahead of the votes, lawmakers delivered impassioned arguments on the House floor, with Democrats and Republicans joining together on both sides of the debate.

"We have no business in Libya," declared Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, reprising an anti-war argument heard often during the height of the Iraq war. "We're there because we don't like Muammar Qaddafi. Well, there are a lot of bad guys in the world, and if we start picking them off one at a time, we will be at war with most of the world."

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/06/24/house-weighs-cutting-off-funds-for-libya-mission/

Odysseus
06-24-2011, 06:32 PM
In other words, congress is not voting "present" on this one.

Madisonian
06-24-2011, 07:00 PM
Sounds like a parent telling a teenager "I won't authorize you to drink, buts here's $100" after tossing him the car keys on a Friday night.

AmPat
06-24-2011, 09:18 PM
Still, to an egotistical narcissist like Pharaoh O Blah Blah, this must really piss him off.

txradioguy
06-25-2011, 03:40 AM
In other words, congress is not voting "present" on this one.

That and it's not a D v. R issue either.

Dan D. Doty
06-25-2011, 11:15 AM
The one thing about this Libyan thing is this; first Moonbats start screaming that we have to something to help the Libyan rebels, then when NATO starts airstrikes to help the Libyan rebels, Moonbats throw a sh*t-fit and go into anti-war mode screaming again for the attacks to stop without even blinking an eye :confused:

Lesson learned; its worse to have Moonbats on your side then not. Friends want to help you, enemies want to defeat you, Moonbat want to bitch.

Molon Labe
06-25-2011, 05:29 PM
Wow. 10 years ago this would be called cutting and running. Glad to see that there are few congress critters who understand the geopolitical and domestic consequences of getting the troops engaged in every podunk rat hole on the face of the earth where those people should be handling their own security.

txradioguy
06-26-2011, 04:22 AM
Wow. 10 years ago this would be called cutting and running. Glad to see that there are few congress critters who understand the geopolitical and domestic consequences of getting the troops engaged in every podunk rat hole on the face of the earth where those people should be handling their own security.


They alo understand that this President is outside of his authority and IMHO outside the law by doing this without going to Congress first.

He's ignored his own lawyers and military advisors.

It's no wonder Congress is joining together against him.

How this is being conducted is WAY different than Afghanistan or Iraq.

cetlan
07-06-2011, 10:00 PM
Funds should be cut off for Lybia and spent on Syria. We have way more interest in Syria, yet we have taken no action.

SaintLouieWoman
07-07-2011, 06:42 PM
Funds should be cut off for Lybia and spent on Syria. We have way more interest in Syria, yet we have taken no action.

That would presume that this administration considers anything but the political or emotional. Logic and the sense of doing the right thing are not in their comprehension.