Remember when President Obama assured us his Libyan adventure would be over in "days, not weeks"? On Friday the 60-day clock ran out, leaving Obama in clear violation of the War Powers Resolution, passed in 1973 to "fulfill the intent of the framers of the Constitution ... [and] insure that the collective judgment of both the Congress and the President will apply to the introduction of United States Armed Forces into hostilities." Yet as Gene Healy observes, Congress has shown little interest in carrying out its constitutional responsibilities. Illegal war? Capitol Hill could apparently care less.
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