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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Rubio: Obama can go to war without Congress

Retard Alert!
  • To think I once liked this guy.  What a shit-head.  Has this dumb ass ever read the Constitution or the Federalist Papers?  Congress alone has the power to declare war.  Period. 
  • We do not live in a Monarchy though it appears most members of Congress want a system of an elected dictator so they don't have to vote on any hard issues.

The Hill reports Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) says Dear Leader Obama does not need authorization from Congress to launch airstrikes in Syria against the terrorist group that beheaded two American journalists.

Rubio said the president should expand U.S. airstrikes to Syria to "degrade and defeat" the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), which he said poses an immediate threat to national security.

"Just as the U.S. has conducted operations against terrorists elsewhere, there is no legal reason preventing you from targeting ISIL in Syria," Rubio wrote in a letter sent to the president Friday, using an alternate acronym for the group.

Rubio's position is at odds with Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), another potential GOP presidential candidate.

Paul too has said he supports expanding airstrikes to Syria, but chastised the president for circumventing the Constitution by not debating military action through Congress.

Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and others have said it is "questionable" whether the president has the authority to target the group in Syria.

Rubio criticized the president for not outlining a strategy to combat ISIS in "clear and unequivocal terms.”

He called for the administration to build an international coalition to increase military pressure against ISIS and boost arms supplied to Kurdish forces in Iraq and moderate rebel forces in Syria.

"In addition to striking ISIL abroad, there must be a renewed and heightened effort to secure the homeland as well," he said.

Read more: The Hill.

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