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-- of the conflict in Libya already running into the hundreds of millions of dollars and still we haven't had a succeed statement of mission.
From the white house on the intended goals.
My next guest has rejected the president's so attacks.
Libya and now proposals legislation that would cut funding.
Before the administration's intervention there.
Congressman Dennis Kucinich Democrat from Ohio joining -- -- tonight from Washington DC.
Congressman great to have you here.
Big part of -- -- anyway.
Do you feel better after listening to the secretary of state just now.
Well -- everyone needs to understand who NATO ways.
And -- if you would ask.
People on the -- -- NATO.
They need to be able to -- -- and NATO military is funded.
At least point 5% by the United States -- And so always led and it is always -- A by a general -- sponsor of the United States in this case it's admiral James their brightest of the United States navy.
So when you look at the though about Obama administration saying it's passing it off to NATO.
It's still going to be run out of Washington.
-- still be US tax dollars that are helping to run the operation.
And it's if we need to find out if any of our pilots and our -- sailors.
Are going to be involved in this and finally they're still gonna have to come back to congress to get authorization to participate with NATO.
Yeah I didn't take an oath to defend the UN I didn't take an oath to defend NATO but took -- -- to defend the US constitution.
And the congress test OK there's.
Congress has to approve it secretary of state -- we just listen to.
-- -- -- on on Capitol Hill middle of the week next two explained to congress what this administration is doing what it's thinking is.
What kind of reception do you think she's going to have because.
The most -- seemingly the most ardent opposition to what the president has done here has been speaker Boehner saying he's trouble.
You on the other hand a liberal Democrat in the the president's own party.
Talking about the issue of whether or not the attack on Libya is an impeachable offense.
Well I spoke about that in terms -- limitations on executive power article to doesn't give the president to take this into.
A combat without checking in with congress and congress says that.
First say according to constitution of the United States.
Now the administration and president didn't abide by the -- station.
They know better and wherever Secretary Clinton says I hope she.
Well I acknowledge that the administration -- Not only without congress but they have to get approval of congress to find any money that goes in NATO and frankly at this point I'm an urge members of congress make sure that not a dime goes for this intervention in Libya.
Congressman Ron Paul joined you in in his strong concerns and doubts about the president's.
Test here on constitutionality.
Of attacking Libya.
-- Karl Rove former presidential advisor.
Is -- hear her talking with me just do -- night.
That he thinks that you and Paul were present the 100% of the caucus that is against.
This president on the issue to the point of calling for impeachment.
Do you see of support building.
No I I don't think that that the -- it's a process that's not gonna happen the question is there's has to be a challenge to the on constitutionality.
That take our armed forces into combat and in this case I still believe it's important.
For congress to be able to assert its its right under article one section -- its responsibility.
To be able to determine whether or not the United States.
Goes into armed conflict whether it's.
In concert with the UN Security Council or -- working with NATO of which 25%.
Of the money comes from the United States treasury.
On a purely practical matter from one of great -- of the utmost importance do you believe that we will be.
Attacking Libya only for a matter of days whether in -- of the so called Coalition of the Willing -- were there simply has participants.
This NATO enterprise now you US slash.
UN slash NATO enterprise.
Is going to go on and on and on it's bound to get bogged down.
There is no quick war here we're looking at the inevitability of ground troops to try to -- dislodge Gadhafi.
The fact that the -- dock fees being investigated for war crimes puts it as a certain date.
That the next step -- towards a ground.
This is regime change that's dressed up as a humanitarian.
And anyone wonders.
Whether or not or else has something to do it -- All right congressman Kucinich good to talk -- thanks for being.
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