DavidL's Breakfast Scramble
Andrew J. McCarthy, National Review:

{F]or President Obama to seek a congressional declaration of war, or at least an authorization for the use of military force, as the Bush administration understood was required before commencing combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. In this case, complying with the Constitution is almost certain to result in a resounding “no” vote from the people’s representatives — and if you think getting the Patriot Act reauthorized was uphill, figure getting Congress to bless another adventure in Islamic nation-building as Olympus … squared. So apparently ensuring that the American people support a war against Libya is a step is to be dispensed with. The editors instead claim that “the request by the rebels and the Arab League [is] all the authorization we need,” a proposition that I imagine would have come as something of a surprise to Madison, Jefferson, et al.

Attacking Libya would be an act of war.   Libya has not attacked either the United States or any allied nation, not a least while Obama has been president    Neither does Libya threaten or vital national security interests.    If Obama wants to wage war on Libya, he needs the consent of Congress.

Ob Baby Where’s My Viagra Award, from Doug Powers, Michelle Malkin:

MSNBC’s Martin Bashir comes to the rescue of President Obama, defending him from those who are picking on him for golfing and recording shows about NCAA brackets during some pretty tough times all around. Bashir’s defense is this: Oh yeah, well at least he’s not goofing off like Winston Churchill did:


If you’ve never seen Martin Bashir, it’s because he’s on MSNBC at 3 p.m. — more people watched me make breakfast this morning than saw this — but that doesn’t make it any less desperate:

Look Marty,  Winston was no whiner.

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2 Responses to “Breakfast Scramble (Saturday)”

  1. Unfortunately, foreign policy crises do not schedule themselves to happen at times when one can best handle them. Quite the opposite, in fact. While we are stretched thin, the crisis in Libya does require a US response. The American people may not want another war right now, and understandably so, but the federal government’s job is to protect the American people from predators both foreign and domestic. To do so it oftenmyst yse information and resources to which the American people are not and cannot be privy. The best way to do that is to intervene in Libya right now for relatively cheap, instead of not doing so and, in so not doing, paying a much larger price later.

  2. Even Dim Won, Barack Obama, is not claiming Libya poses a threat to our national security.  Obama is certainly free to explain to both Congress and the People the threat posed by Libya.  I’ll look forward to Dim Wnn’s explanation.