Rep. Dennis Kucinich is looking into whether President Obama ought to be impeached for going to war kinetic military action time-limited, scope limited military action in Libya. And when pressed by the hosts on America’s Radio News Thursday to justify his position, Kucinich relied on comments made by Vice President Joe Biden, when he was a Senator during the Bush administration.
“I want to point out that I’m in pretty good company raising this question. Because Joe Biden, when he was a candidate in December 2007, said that if President Bush had gone ahead to attack Iran without congressional authorization, that he would move to impeach him. President Obama said the president doesn’t have the power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation…My reading of the Constitution is consistent with the people who are now president and vice president.”
We all know that Obama’s comments were “just words,” but how about Biden’s?