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Subject:  Re: Who are the 1%? Date:  11/7/2011  3:22 PM
Author:  benjd25 Number:  17094 of 17147

From a legal perspective, "we" did not attack Libya, NATO did. We assisted NATO with the attacks. So from that standpoint, we did not send the military into Libya.

The NATO treaty only provided for self defense - for supporting one member if they were attacked.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Atlantic_Treaty
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NATO
http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/official_texts_17120.htm...

The North Atlantic Treaty provides no support for the intervention in Libya, AFAICT.

The UN Security Resolutions could provide better legal cover...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Security_Council...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Security_Council...

Still reading...UN Charter could support it, I think. My opinion of Obama would move up on that.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chapter_VII_of_the_United_Natio...

Congressional support was granted via the combination of the UN Charter ratification in 1945 and Security Council Resolution 1973. I could buy that.
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