House Benghazi Hearings: Too Much Too Late
By Ron Paul
The Ron Paul Institute
October 27, 2015
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Why no House Committee hearing before President Obama launched his war on Libya? Why no vote on whether to authorize the use of force? Why no hearing after the President violated the Constitution by sending the military into Libya with UN authorization rather than Congressional authorization? There are Constitutional tools available to Congress when a president takes the country to war without a declaration or authorization. At the time, President Obama claimed he did not need authorization from Congress because the US was not engaged in “hostilities.” It didn’t pass the laugh test, but Congress did next to nothing about it.
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The problem is the ideology of interventionism, not the management of a particular intervention. Interventionism has a terrible track record, from 1953 in Iran, to Vietnam, to 2003 in Iraq, to 2011 in Libya and Syria. A real Congressional hearing should focus on the crimes and mistakes of the interventionists!
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In listening to the news the other night, we heard about the rescue of 70 Kurds by a mixed force of Kurdish and US troops. A certain young lady turned to me a said (I quote) “Where are there US troops fighting? President Obama ended all the wars.”
My response: “I have a bridge to sell you if you believe that propaganda. We have troops everywhere.”
I have no idea how to get the runaway Gooferment back in control of “We, The Sheeple”.
Perhaps a good start would be for Congress to get serious about its Constitutional responsibilities with respect to “war”.
And, budgets. And, debt. And, and, and.
A lawless President should be so busy vetoing stuff he doesn’t like that he has no time for fund raisers or golf.
I can’t believe how far we have “fallen” and so fast.
Dona Nobis Pacem
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