Thursday, March 24, 2011

Speaker Boehner Asks Tough Questions Over Libya

Does the Administration really have a plan? If so, what is it?
BOEHNER: I respect your authority as Commander-in-Chief and support our troops as they carry out their mission. But I and many other members of the House of Representatives are troubled that U.S. military resources were committed to war without clearly defining for the American people, the Congress, and our troops what the mission in Libya is and what America’s role is in achieving that mission. In fact, the limited, sometimes contradictory, case made to the American people by members of your Administration has left some fundamental questions about our engagement unanswered. At the same time, by contrast, it appears your Administration has consulted extensively on these same matters with foreign entities such as the United Nations and the Arab League.

It is my hope that you will provide the American people and Congress a clear and robust assessment of the scope, objective, and purpose of our mission in Libya and how it will be achieved. Here are some of the questions I believe must be answered:
Speaker Boehner Letter to President Obama on Military Action in Libya

Boehner's concerns are sensible and well thought out. It will be difficult for President Obama to ignore this appeal from the Speaker of the House!

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