Argument: Obama sole authority in Libya rejected by top US lawyers

Issue Report: US and NATO intervention in Libya


David Bromwich. “The Bipartisan Case Against U.S. Involvement in Libya.” The Huffington Post. June 20th, 2011: “An excellent Times story by Charlie Savage on June 18, ‘2 Top Lawyers Lost Argument on War Power,’ reveals that in adopting the cover-explanation of the White House counsel, Obama took the extraordinary step of rejecting the conclusions of the Pentagon general counsel Jeh C. Johnson and the acting head of the justice department’s Office of Legal Counsel Caroline D. Krass. These authorities outside the White House informed the President that he ought to get approval from Congress, or halt the drone strikes as a proof that America was now confined to a supporting role.”