2 Top Lawyers Lost to Obama in Libya War Policy Debate

Posted on June 17, 2011


2 Top Lawyers Lost to Obama in Libya War Policy Debate – NYTimes.com.:

Presidents have the legal authority to override the legal conclusions of the Office of Legal Counsel and to act in a manner that is contrary to its advice, but it is extraordinarily rare for that to happen. Under normal circumstances, the office’s interpretation of the law is legally binding on the executive branch.

obviously i think all the wars we’re in are outlandish abuses of power, however I find it very, very interesting how people want to call out abuse of power/lack of checks and balances when it pertains to Obama only.  When are the people going to check our legislators? If anything, Obama’s actions are a direct reflection of the attitude most of our policy makers hold: they’ll do what they want even if it doesn’t reflect those they are supposed to be serving.