Another war we didn’t want

posted by
June 26, 2011
The American Prospect
by Matthew Yglesias  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"[L]ast week, the White House finally produced a legal theory explaining why it was okay that our forces are still engaged in hostilities in Libya without congressional authorization, even though the 60-day window permitted by the War Powers Resolution has expired and his authority is now being challenged. ... On war powers, the administration’s theory (generated over the objection of several key administration lawyers) is that these hostilities aren’t actually hostilities, largely because American troops’ lives aren’t at risk." (06/23/11)  

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