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From Protein Wisdom:
State sovereignty is so
What we need, according to the Dems, is a kind of global test — a “legal basis” tied to “international permission” that would determine when our military can be used.
Because let’s face it: deciding on our own — that is, through the Congress, using a Constitutional test — how and when to use our own military for our own purposes is, while letting other countries determine when we can act is far more and .
And honestly: who needs Congress when you can get the Arab League on board?
A transcript of the exchange with Leon Panetta:
SESSIONS: “Do you think you can act without Congress and initiate a no-fly zone in Syria without congressional approval?”
PANETTA: “Our goal would be to seek international permission… Whether or not we would want to get permission from the Congress—I think those are issues we would have to discuss as we decide what to do here.” [read the rest here]
Well, if we need to get permission from a "higher authority" to act militarily, what happens when we get a mandate to act. Can our military get conscripted? What if we don't want to take action against... oh, Israel for instance? Do we have to get permission to not act? And what if we are attacked and that "higher authority" doesn't want us to retaliate? Do you like the logic here?
If we cede power on the plus side, do we have to cede power on the minus side?
Where does Obama get the CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY to cede such power? I forgot, he's Obama!