Sunday, September 16, 2012

Troops Sent to Libya, Yemen

I know it's his right as President.  But shouldn't Congress know before they are sent? 

Obama notifies Congress of troops sent to Libya, Yemen

President Barack Obama formally informed Congress on Friday that he had sent Marine units to Libya and Yemen on an open-ended mission in the aftermath of attacks on American diplomatic missions there. He cited the bloody assault that claimed the lives of U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three aides at the U.S.Consulate in Benghazi.
"Although these security forces are equipped for combat, these movements have been undertaken solely for the purpose of protecting American citizens and property," Obama said in a letter to Republican House Speaker John Boehner.

“These security forces will remain in Libya and in Yemen until the security situation becomes such that they are no longer needed," the president wrote.
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