Originally Posted by UpsideDownWorld11 View Post
Trump has to get approval for war, not taking out a lowlife. Even that isn't the extent of his power. There are differences in what a war is exactly. Obama in Libya and Clinton in Bosnia were never approved by Congress, because the War Powers Act gives the President a sort of grace period to have military intervention without an all in all out war declaration.
Now, both Obama and Clinton technically passed over this grace period by a month or two but nothing happened even while Republicans were in power. The only reps that seemed to pay attention were Paul and Kucinich.
[The Congress shall have Power ...] To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water ...
It's fairly clear that Congress should have been involved in an assassination of a foreign political leader, especially as it could (and still can) lead to war.
We are seeing this come true:
"I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn't lose voters."
He stood in some situation room somewhere, killed someone by remote control, and it doesn't look like he's lost his base at all.
There's lots of bad guys in the world. There has been zero justification for an immanent threat.
How long before the bad guys become Biden, or your own citizens? Or even easier, before he unilaterally starts a war with someone just because he wants a distraction from impeachment?
Which was clearly what this was all about to me. This is little different in a sense than bribing Ukraine to get dirt on Biden - it's again using a foreign nation to influence an election/process to stay in power. Only this time with bodies.