Hillary Clinton on why no congressional authorization is required for war in Libya

Originally posted elsewhere on 3/28/2011

In a recent appearance on ABC’s This Week, Hillary addressed the fact that the Obama administration has not sought Congressional authorization for the war in Libya. In her words:

Well, we would welcome congressional support, but I don’t think that this kind of internationally authorized intervention where we are one of a number of countries participating to enforce a humanitarian mission is the kind of unilateral action that either I or President Obama were — was speaking of several years ago.

I think that this had a limited time frame, a very clearly defined mission which we are in the process of fulfilling.

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