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Congress drafts bill to defund Libya war

24 Mar

Members of the US congress are looking into the possibility of pulling the US out of Libya by preventing US President Barack Obama from spending any money on the operation.

The lawmakers behind the bill argue Obama failed to receive congressional authorization and is essentially waging an unconstitutional war.

Leading the call to defund the mission is Republican Congressman Tim Johnson, who opposes intervening in Libya – even with congressional approval.

I think this, combined with our presence in Afghanistan and Iraq … just elevates hatred toward America and western democracies, throughout the Middle East. This is just one more nail in the coffin, so to speak,” Johnson told The Huffington Post.

He argued there is no threat from Libya to the national security of the US and called Obama a “war-mongering president who’s belied everything he stands for and everything we thought we stood for.”

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