Napolitano: Obama Could Legally Strike in Libya, But Attack Would Be Meant to 'Enhance' His Re-Election Chances
According to the Associated Press, the president may be planning a strike on Libya in response to the attacks in Benghazi. The question posed today on Fox Business Network is whether this action would be legal under the Constitution.
“Under the War Powers Act, yes,” said Fox News’ senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano, who added that Obama can
“dispatch the military, either from the sky, or on the ground, or from the sea” within a certain time frame.
And while many panelists on today’s Varney & Co agreed that Obama should attack if he could, some felt he was waiting for the most convenient time to do so — in other words, closer to Election Day.
Napolitano, however, said, “It will be done to enhance his re-election campaign, and for no other legitimate purpose," he said, noting that the attackers have now had more than a month to disperse.
Watch the full discussion: