Congressional Approval Not Required?
Obama is facing a growing outcry for not seeking permission from Congress before authorizing the ongoing attacks in Libya. In 2007, he told the Boston globe, "The president does not 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." That is a far cry from what the president said at a press conference earlier this week. Newt Gingrich joined Sean on ‘Hannity’ and shared his opinion of Obama’s handling of the Libya situation. “There is no international community that has any authority. So, the idea that the president of the United States isn't responsible to Congress and the American people, but he's responsible to some vague organization called the international community, is profoundly wrong,” the former speaker of the house said. “If humanitarianism is the standard, then there are several places in West Afr ica that are disasters. Mugabe in Zimbabwe is a disaster. The president is going to have to answer questions because his current policy is so incoherent and so confused that it is literally indefensible,” Gingrich concluded. You can watch Sean’s interview with Newt by clicking here.
Does Anybody Want To Lead The War In Libya?
“What a mess,” Sean said, describing the chaos in Libya. “The secretary of defense doesn’t agree with the secretary of state and neither has the same position as the president. One side says Gaddafi has to go the other side says his removal isn’t part of the goal. There is no definition of success and we don’t know how long we’re going to even be there. Libya is in such disarray and nobody wants to lead this war. NATO is now split badly. France is now contemplating a political steering committee. It’s so pathetic is frightening. A political steering committee running the war?” Sean asked incredulously. “All Obama knows is that he wants to get the heck out of there,” Sean said. Just yesterday, Oliver North shared his thoughts on the President's efforts in Libya and they only served to confirm what Sean's been telling us, namely the Obama Administration is not interested in leading. Click here to watch Sean's interview with North.
Tamara Holder: Barry Bonds on The Defense
Former MLB slugger Barry Bonds has found himself fighting to defend what’s left of his battered reputation and restore some dignity to an otherwise extremely failed career. The former star is defending himself against perjury and obstruction of justice charges stemming from allegations that he’s actively prevented people close to him from revealing any information pertaining to his alleged use of performance enhancing drugs. Fox News contributor Tamara Holder stopped by the show to give Sean’s audience her perspective on this case. "I don't think anyone has any doubts that Barry Bonds took steroids," questioned Sean, "Do you?" "This makes no sense to me," joked Holder, "It's shocking to me that he thought he was being injected with flax seed oil which is what my dad puts on his salad." In the era of passing responsibility, this makes sense, but it's an unfortunate direction we're headed.
Patrick Joseph "Pat" Buchanan (born November 2, 1938) is an American conservative political commentator, author, syndicated columnist, politician and broadcaster. Buchanan was a senior advisor to American presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Ronald Reagan, and was an original host on CNN's Crossfire. He sought the Republican presidential nomination in 1992 and 1996. He ran on the Reform Party ticket in the 2000 presidential election.