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Stephen Green


March 31, 2011 - 11:08 am

Yeah, the Obambis are pretty much going to ignore the War Powers Act:

Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA), who asked Clinton about the War Powers Act during a classified briefing, said Clinton and the administration are sidestepping the measure’s provisions giving Congress the ability to put a 60-day time limit on any military action.

“They are not committed to following the important part of the War Powers Act,” he told TPM in a phone interview. “She said they are certainly willing to send reports [to us] and if they issue a press release, they’ll send that to us too.”

That’s what Clinton told a fellow Democrat.

I happen to think the WPA is a bit silly — either the power to declare war rests with Congress or it doesn’t. But the Act was passed by a Democratic Congress to restrain the warmaking abilities of a Republican President, so it obviously doesn’t apply today.

Stephen Green began blogging at in early 2002, and has served as PJMedia's Denver editor since 2008. He's one of the hosts on PJTV, and one-third of PJTV's Trifecta team with Scott Ott and Bill Whittle. Steve lives with his wife and sons in the hills and woods of Monument, Colorado, where he enjoys the occasional lovely adult beverage.

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