The Obama Doctrine: seek international permission, not Congressional authority, to employ our military

We all know Obama likes to outsource work and does not believe as much in national sovereignty as he does in giving power over our actions to foreigners.  This was the principle he followed when he sought permission from the Arab League to engage in actions to oust  Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi.  He never sought Congressional authority under the War Powers Act to go to war in Libya. There were excuses that this ignoring of Congress was due to time pressures -- the need to act quickly to save lives. But apparently this has now become the Obama Doctrine -- if one is believe testimony from both Chief of Staff General Martin Dempsey and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. Under question from Sen. Sessions at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Wednesday, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey indicated that "international permission," rather than Congressional approval, provided a 'legal basis' for military action by the...(Read Full Post)