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Can Obama wage war without consent of Congress?

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 13, 2014

barack-obamaWASHINGTON (AP) — On the cusp of intensified airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, President Barack Obama is using the legal grounding of the congressional authorizations President George W. Bush relied on more than a decade ago to go to war. But Obama has made no effort to ask Congress to explicitly authorize his own conflict.

The White House said again Friday that Bush-era congressional authorizations for the war on al-Qaida and the Iraq invasion give Obama authority to act without new approval by Congress under the 1973 War Powers Act. That law, passed during the Vietnam War, serves as a constitutional check on presidential power to declare war without congressional consent. It requires presidents to notify Congress within 48 hours of military action and limits the use of military forces to no more than 60 days unless Congress authorizes force or declares war. Read the rest of this entry »

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George W. Bush Blamed For Economic Troubles More Than Barack Obama, Poll Finds

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 15, 2012

Comment: We can blame anybody, however; we can bring change only when we start to blame ourselves

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Although the struggling economy under President Barack Obama’s leadership will likely define the outcome of this year’s general election, more Americans continue to hold former President George W. Bush accountable for the nation’s economic problems, according to a new poll.

The poll, released by Gallup Thursday, showed that 68 percent of Americans place either a great deal or moderate amount of economic blame on Bush, whereas 52 percent blame Obama. Republicans more universally ascribe the bad economy to the incumbent president, with 83 percent holding Obama responsible and 49 percent attributing the same level of blame to Bush. An overwhelming 90 percent of Democrats still blame Bush for the nation’s economic problems, as opposed to only 19 percent who place blame on Obama, showing that Republicans are far more willing to hold Bush responsible than Democrats are willing to blame Obama.

The results of the survey come as Obama takes the stage in Ohio for a major economic speech, following a dismal May jobs report and repeated attacks from his Republican opponents for remarking that the private sector is “doing fine”. Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has made the country’s ongoing economic woes under Obama’s stewardship the focal point of his campaign, while the Obama campaign has worked to attribute the slow recovery to the problems created by Obama’s predecessor and Congress’ unwillingness to act on any of the president’s proposals. Read the rest of this entry »

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Court finds Bush and Blair guilty of war crimes

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 2, 2012

George W. Bush (R) and Tony Blair (AFP Photo / Jim Watson)

George W. Bush (R) and Tony Blair (AFP Photo / Jim Watson)

Those who lobbied to have George W. Bush and Tony Blair tried for their role in the Iraq War have finally got their wish. Though the verdict of the court carries no legal weight, its supporters believe its symbolic value is beyond doubt.

The court in Malaysia where the trial took place may not have the power to convict, but the verdict against the former British and American leaders was unanimous.

“War criminals have to be dealt with – convict Bush and Blair as charged. A guilty verdict will serve as a notice to the world that war criminals may run but can never ultimately hide from truth and justice,” 
the statement from the Perdana Global Peace Foundation read.

The foundation was set up by former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed, who was always a staunch opponent of the war against the regime of Saddam Hussain in 2003. He previously branded Blair and Bush “child-killers”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Court finds Bush and Blair guilty of war crimes

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 26, 2011

George W. Bush (R) and Tony Blair (AFP Photo / Jim Watson)

Those who lobbied to have George W. Bush and Tony Blair tried for their role in the Iraq War have finally got their wish. Though the verdict of the court carries no legal weight, its supporters believe its symbolic value is beyond doubt.

The court in Malaysia where the trial took place may not have the power to convict, but the verdict against the former British and American leaders was unanimous.

“War criminals have to be dealt with – convict Bush and Blair as charged. A guilty verdict will serve as a notice to the world that war criminals may run but can never ultimately hide from truth and justice,” 
the statement from the Perdana Global Peace Foundation read.

The foundation was set up by former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed, who was always a staunch opponent of the war against the regime of Saddam Hussain in 2003. He previously branded Blair and Bush “child-killers”.

The tribunal, which consisted of a former federal judge and several academics, paid particular attention to the failure of the Western military to find a single weapon of mass destruction in Iraq. WMDs were cited by the Western coalition as a major reason for their military intervention. It also declared the war to be in contravention of the will of the United Nations. Read the rest of this entry »

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Canada Should Arrest George W. Bush On B.C. Visit Next Week: Amnesty International

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 12, 2011


Tony Blair faced hearing here in UK couple of times, but Bush never faced that kind of challenge. May be this time Bush will face problem in Canada, but not sure.
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Reflecting on 9/11, Britain’s Former Spy Chief Criticizes Iraq War and Proposes Talks with Al Qaeda

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 2, 2011

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“We are not women; we will keep fighting,” vowed Libya’s elusive despot Muammar Gaddafi in a message broadcast on Syrian TV on Sept. 1. A lecture delivered in London the same evening, for broadcast on Sept. 6 as part of the BBC’s 2011 Reith Lecture series Securing Freedom, illuminated the unintended kernel of truth to the Colonel’s bluster. As Eliza Manningham-Buller, the former head of Britain’s domestic spy service MI5, laid bare the scale of her opposition to the war in Iraq and her disdain for the term “war on terror” (the phrase “legitimizes terrorists as warriors,” she said), it was hard not to conclude that a lot of bloodshed could have been avoided if the men in charge had listened to her. A similar emotion was evoked by the first two lectures in the same series, which were given by Aung San Suu Kyi and set out the Nobel laureate’s reasons for meeting state violence with peaceful opposition.

You can see how Burma’s military rulers made the mistake of thinking they could silence the deceptively fragile and softly spoken Suu Kyi. It’s harder to imagine how anyone dared to defy Manningham-Buller. The Baroness (she was ennobled after her 2007 retirement from MI5) has the brisk air and stentorian tones of the sort of old-fashioned nanny to whom posh Brits traditionally entrusted their kids, knowing that the slightest sign of disobedience would be quelled by a cuff around the ear and bed without supper. Several members of the small invited audience who were brave—or foolhardy—enough to question Nanny’s views during the debate that followed her lecture earned cold looks and withering retorts. This apple evidently didn’t fall far from the tree: as TIME reported in 1962, Manningham-Buller’s father Reginald, a prominent Conservative politician, was widely known as “Sir Reginald Bullying-Manner.” Read the rest of this entry »

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George W. Bush Explains Slow Reaction To September 11 Attacks

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 30, 2011


In his Autobiogra­phy he mentioned that his press adviser asked him not to give reaction immediatel­y.
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Osama Bin Laden Was Unarmed During Navy SEAL Raid, Says White House

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on May 4, 2011


Firstly, better not to kill anybody even in the war if possible. Secondly, it could be better even for USA just to capture rather than to kill him for more possible informatio­n. Thirdly, even according to informatio­n provided Osama was not with arm. So he was killed and not captured? Lots of unnecessar­y debates and doubts in this case undoubtedl­y.
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Families reject Blair apology over Iraq dead

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 21, 2011

By DAVID STRINGER

LONDON — Former Prime Minister Tony Blair offered an emotional apology for the deaths of soldiers and civilians in Iraq, as he testified Friday to Britain’s inquiry into the war.

The 57-year-old Blair, making a second appearance before the panel to clarify evidence he gave to the same panel a year ago, also urged Western leaders to confront a growing threat posed by Iran.

Addressing the five-member panel scrutinizing Britain’s role in the unpopular war, Blair acknowledged that in phone calls and messages in 2002 – months before Parliament approved Britain’s role in the conflict – he reassured U.S. President George W. Bush and told him: “You can count on us.”

Alongside his evidence, the inquiry published a previously unseen 2002 memo from Blair to his chief of staff, in which the leader called for a “gung-ho” approach toward Saddam Hussein’s regime.

Critics of the war hope the inquiry will conclude Blair had been determined to back the U.S. invasion, whether or not it was supported by the public, Parliament or legal opinion. Read the rest of this entry »

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Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation ‘Silly Shirts’ Tradition Nixed For 2010 Japan Summit (PHOTOS)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 9, 2010


Putin and Bush really look funny.
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George W. Bush ‘Holed Up’ in Texas: Not Much Demand For Former President

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 10, 2010


What about from Bush?
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U.S. Expects To Pay $6 Billion Per Year For Afghan Training

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 6, 2010


Why to play always with people? This could bring another recession.
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Tony Blair: Gordon Brown Has ‘Zero’ Emotional Intelligence

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 1, 2010


Blaire – very expensive man.
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Fidel Castro: Bin Laden Is A ‘U.S. Agent’

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 28, 2010


In politics everything possible.
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