Libya War Limps Along

Once upon a time in the United States of America, presidents worked in a bipartisan manner in order to ensure support for military ventures overseas. Ah, but that was then and now is now. It is clear there is overwhelming feeling in the House of Representatives that President Obama did not consult Congress prior to his support of Libyan rebels and use of air power to assist them. A resolution in the US Senate would authorize military action by the president in Libya. Barack Obama regards asking Congress for permission to do anything is an infringement of the president’s power as commander-in-chief. As of present, American air power is being utilized but there are no ground forces in operation.

It is one thing for the US to be attacked by a foreign power which requires the president to call upon military forces to respond to the assault from devoting months for a plan of invasion against a nation that has not committed any hostile action upon the US. The American people need a presidency which is checked in its power to commit to war. Nothing impaired President Obama from seeking support of Congress other than his own ego.