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Without benefit of congressional cover, Obama contributes our share of coercive might in service of the collectively declared "responsibility to protect" .
He is praised as the anti-Bush, for being less bellicose than a Frenchman, and more successful in corraling a viable Security Council Resolution.( Number 1973) than a brit.
And while we may or may not applaud the goal (if not the outcome, that is yet unknown...) of standing between a predatory state and its citizen prey, what of the insitutional fallout from a general concession that a US President may legally commit US Armed Forces without any congressional input provided the indicia of legitimacy set forth in the UN Charter are present?
Certainly this represents some migration of sovereignty upward.
Well, thank you Jesus--I, for one, sincerely welcome the wise and prudent rule of our World Government Overlords.
BTW, once the world government is explicitely in place, those pesky funding issues raised by Destor will disappear.