US Congress draft of authorization for war against Libya leaked

Oh, dear cats, as you all know, Barack Obama needs an authorization from congress to be approved at least 60 days after he started the war against Libya. As Barack Obama started the war on March 19th, he has time until May 18th to get his war apporved by congress. So in humans in the white house are ratching up for what the US congress has to sign. One cat there got a copy of the draft and leaked it to me. So here it is: Obamas draft for the US congress authorization for the war against Libya, which will be done in the form of a joint resolution.

112TH UNITED STATES CONGRESS
1ST SESSION

Joint Resolution

To promote the maintenance of international peace and security in northern Africa.

Whereas units of the Dictatorship regime in Libya, in violation of the principles of the Charter of the United Nations and of international law, have deliberately and repeatedly attacked unarmed civilians lawfully present in peaceful demnstrations, and have thereby created a serious threat to international peace; and

Whereas theses attacks are part of a deliberate and systematic campaign of aggression that the Dictatorship regime in Libya has been waging against its population and the neighbors joined with them in the collective defense of their freedom; and

Whereas the United States is assisting the peoples of northern Africa to protect their freedom and has no territorial, military or political ambitions in that area, but desires only that these peoples should be left in peace to work out their own destinies in their own way: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. That the Congress approves and supports the determination of the President, as Commander in Chief, to take all necessary measures to repel any armed attack against the unarmed civilians and to prevent further aggression.

Sec. 2.

The United States regards as vital to its national interest and to world peace the maintenance of international peace and security in northern Africa. Consonant with the Constitution of the United States and the Charter of the United Nations and in accordance with its obligations under the North Atlantic Treaty, the United States is, therefore, prepared, as the President determines, to take all necessary steps, including the use of armed force, to assist any member or protocol state of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization requesting assistance in defense of its freedom.

Sec. 3.

This resolution shall expire when the President shall determine that the peace and security of the area is reasonably assured by international conditions created by action of the United Nations or otherwise, except that it may be terminated earlier by concurrent resolution of the Congress.

Approved May 17, 2011

So, dear little cats, dear humans, that is it. It’s anticipated that the joint resolution will pass almost unanimously, with just two votes against it, probably coming from Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich. Quite simple, isn’t it?

3 Gedanken zu “US Congress draft of authorization for war against Libya leaked

  1. As their are some links into this post of people who seem not to have understand this kind of humor, just let me be clear: yes, it’s a joke.

    What you read above is the infamous Tonkin-resolution, the document, which started the U.S. war against Vietnam. Just the words in bold were exchanged to adopt it to slightly from southeast Asia to northern Africa.

    This article was just to make a humourous point how similar meaningless the justification for the war against Libya is to the war against Vietnam.

    I’m a bit shocked, that some of my readers din’t recogize the Tonkin-resolution, even though a link was provided to the original.

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