A bipartisan group of House members announced on Wednesday that it is filing a lawsuit charging that President Obama made an illegal end-run around Congress when he approved U.S military action against Libya.So a judge is supposed to tell the commander in chief that he must pull troops out of Libya or something? Good God, that's even a worse solution than what we have now*.
“With regard to the war in Libya, we believe that the law was violated. We have asked the courts to move to protect the American people from the results of these illegal policies,” said Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), who led the 10-member anti-war coalition with Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.).
Instead I have a little suggestion: if you truly believe that Obama had violated the law, if you believe that he has abused his authority as commander in chief, then you get a new one. Impeach Obama, remove him from office, and make Jumping Joe Biden the new commander in chief. Not only is that course of action within your power, it's how the freaking Constitution was designed to work in the first place. In other words, that's your job.
But if you don't have the votes** to impeach the President, then I respectfully request that the undistinguished member from Ohio*** sit down, shut up, and yield the balance of our time to Anthony Weiner.
* Besides, the most likely result will be the Supremes throwing out the War Powers act, leaving little or no room for Congress to complain about similar acts in the future. Left or right aside, presidential appointees like the Supremes are consistently deferential to presidential power.
** or more likely, the balls
*** And if Ron Paul is involved in this, then him, too.