John Kerry on his defense of US military actions in Libya

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Senators John Kerry, D-Mass., and John McCain, R-Ariz., have introduced a resolution supporting U.S. military operations in Libya amid growing calls from House Republicans and Democrats who say the president violated the War Powers Act in going into Libya.

Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass.: “[The War Powers Act] was envisioned to prevent a 10-year war or 58,000 lives being lost without accountability in a major engagement of American forces. The language of the War Powers Act says specifically United States Armed Forces introduced into hostilities…We have not introduced our armed forces into hostilities. No American is being shot at. No American troop is at risk of being shot down today. That is not what we’re doing. We are refueling. We are supporting NATO…I think for the House to engage in this purely political exercise to take on a president is disgraceful.”

John Kerry on his defense of US military actions in Libya

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