GOP Hypocrisy On Libya

By Chris W
The Libertarian Patriot

Remember a few weeks ago when the upstanding members of the GOP were calling out Obama for his failure to comply with the War Powers Resolution? Well fast forward to today as Speaker Boehner, while appearing to throw down the gauntlet, claims that Obama is "technically" in compliance with the war powers requirements. Couple this with the leadership's sandbagging of Dennis Kucinich's (D-OH) bill to remove US troops from the "kinetic action" and you can see that the talk by some members was just for show.

The War Party is proving that they are just politicing to gain public support while biding time to give Obama cover to continue US involvement in Libya in the hopes that the hostilities end before they are forced to vote.

Of course the party line is that the Kucinich bill would have ramifications for the mission in Afghanistan and would cause us to, as Boehner says "turn our backs against our NATO partners who have stuck by us for the last 10 years", but the real reason is that the neocons feared that the Kucinich bill would prevail, throwing a wrench in the gears of the perpetual war machine.

"[Republican leaders] hadn’t seen much of a threat from [the Kucinich bill]. He’s kind of this marginal figure and having his resolution go down narrowly would be no big deal and might even send a message to the administration," said one of the Republican aides. "But once they saw that there was substantial support, they were like, 'Whoa.'"
Via Memeorandum

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