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June 14th, 2011
07:27 PM ET

McCain: Obama to make case for Libya mission

On Tuesday’s Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona, who supports the Libya mission, said that he expected the White House to provide Congress with details on the Libya mission this week.

"My understanding is the White House will be sending over a report and lots of information about what we've done," McCain said, adding that the Senate could then vote on a resolution backing the mission that would be intended to satisfy questions over the War Powers Resolution requirement.

To McCain, the delay in a White House response made the issue more challenging than necessary.

"I can assure you that it's gonna be much more difficult, with a lot more amendments and a lot more debates, than if we would have done this a couple months ago," McCain said.

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  1. Joan

    Let's get this straight. When the Libyan conflict began many politicians, mostly Republicans, called President Obama out for not being fast enough and not jumping right in unilaterally and bombing Libya. McCain and many others were on the air calling for the US to create the no-fly space on its own. All of this would have been very expensive but more important it would have put the US in another war like Afghanistan and Iraq. So, the President uses good judgement and goes into this conflict sharing the responsibility with NATO. Now the congress is complaining again and trying to put a political spin on it. Making points with national security is pretty low. Do they want the US to withdraw their support from NATO in Libya? That would make America look weak, like flip-floppers and lose a lot of respect around the world. . What do these congressmen really hope to gain from this embarassing law suit?. Don't they know that these things are watched by many people around the world? Sometimes we just shake our head at some of the things your politicians say and do.

    June 15, 2011 at 12:22 pm |

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