Obama Libya Speech: U.S. 'Interests and Values' at Risk


Obama Speaks on Action in Libya

Democrats have expressed frustration at the lack of explanation and consultation by the White House.

"Well, I'm one of those people who believe that when you're not defending the shores of the United State, you have an obligation to come to the Congress and ask for permission," said Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., in an interview on MSNBC last week. He also voiced concern that there is not a clear vision for how to get out of Libya.

"It's very difficult, as events unfold, to get the hell out of there," said Miller, who usually supports President Obama and is a top confidant of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

Republicans and Democrats have voiced concern that President Obama authorized the military action without some sort of vote by Congress. Liberal Democrat Dennis Kucinich said last week that President Obama could justifiably be impeached. That is a minority opinion, but speaks to the anger on Capitol Hill.

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