U.S. Senate introduces resolution chastises Obama on Libya

08:28, June 09, 2011      

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The U.S. Senate on Wednesday introduced a resolution criticizing President Barack Obama for failing to consult Congress on the military mission in Libya, as the White House scrambled to contain the fallout with Congress.

The resolution was co-sponsored by Democratic Senator Jim Webb and his Republican colleague Bob Corker, both members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The measure rebukes Obama for failing to offer a good argument for the use of armed forces against the Libya.

The resolution also demands Obama answer 21 questions about U.S. involvement in Libya, prohibits the use of U.S. forces on the ground and calls on the White House to request permission for the continuation of U.S. involvement.

The House of Representatives last week approved a similar resolution scolding the administration for failing to seek congressional authority under the War Powers Act for military operations in Libya.

The White House said on Wednesday it will answer the questions regarding administration policy on Libya posed by the House resolution.

Source: Xinhua
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