Secretary Clinton lays it out for the puny Congressmen who dare to question The Mighty Emperor Gnarfzax! — I mean, the President:
The White House would forge ahead with military action in Libya even if Congress passed a resolution constraining the mission, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said during a classified briefing to House members Wednesday afternoon.
Clinton was responding to a question from Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA) about the administration’s response to any effort by Congress to exercise its war powers, according to a senior Republican lawmaker who attended the briefing.
The answer surprised many in the room because Clinton plainly admitted the administration would ignore any and all attempts by Congress to shackle President Obama’s power as commander in chief to make military and wartime decisions. In doing so, he would follow a long line of Presidents who have ignored the act since its passage, deeming it an unconstitutional encroachment on executive power.
Oh, children! Remember when we foolishly thought he was the anti-war candidate, even though he told us in the plainest terms that he was not? Now put on your best clothes and we’ll go watch the ceremonial flogging of Dennis Kucinich.