Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Iraq, Again

What's old is new again. But does President Obama even have the authority to go back in?
The question of whether Obama can launch military operations against ISIS under existing legal authority remains an open one. In theory, he could invoke Article II of the Constitution, as he did in launching air strikes against Libya in 2011. But that decision caused a firestorm of criticism in Congress, and the administration could face significant bipartisan backlash.
His own words are increasingly coming back to haunt him...

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