Washington (CNN) – Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, indicated Wednesday that the GOP-controlled House of Representatives will not back a resolution sponsored by Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, expressing congressional support for limited American involvement in the NATO-led military campaign in Libya.
"I don't think that's where the House is," Boehner told reporters on Capitol Hill. "The fact is the president has not made his case to the members of Congress. He has not made his case to the American people."
John Boehner still in the “NO” mode
Obama just supporting our allies when we need them they were there
Obama didn’t send ground troops
Lybia was a masterful use of NATO and our allies by our President.
Since we are not in the lead of the NATO mission but still obligated under the treaty, the President HAS to fulfil his obligation. We have no ground troops engaged so no flag-draped coffins of American men and women will be coming home from Libya.
We are not at war, we are being good and diligent members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Quadafi will be gone and by getting our allies and even countries in the region to do the heavy lifting, we achieve a geo-political goal without American dead.
Oh, and can you believe he (President Obama) got RUSSIA to turn against "Wacky Khaddafi"?
That in itself is historic.
John McCain is talking sense again (unfortunately, a rarity for him over the past 4 years) and, of course, good sense and realism will conflict with the GOP agenda, so Boehner will push back.
The GOP is for almost any war – unless the can call it "Obama's war", and then they have to be against it – as they refexively oppose anything Obama supports. That is true even when he supports their ideas – suddenly they are totally against things they proposed in the first place (e.g. – deficit commission, public option, and health insurance mandate). It's sad that for the GOP, opposing our President is more important than the good of the American people – but that is what it has devolved into.
I wonder how this Libya scenario would have played out with Boehner's House had McCain won in 2008.
The GObP party of NO still intent on doing everything they possibly can to make President Obama falter!
WILL NOT WORK!! The obstruction that you so willingly display will come back to bite you in 2012.
Where are the JOBS Boehner?????
At this point, I think it's safe to say that the only thing motivating these people is concern for Obama claiming victory where Reagan failed doing essenially the same thing: trying to bring down Ghadaffi. They've already suffered it once when Obama ordered the operation that killed bin Laden...twice is just plain unacceptable to them. They all ahve their panties so far wedged up their cracks over the potential for yet another Obama victory speech that I'm suprised we can't see their briefs every time he opens their mouths.
"I wonder how this Libya scenario would have played out with Boehner's House had McCain won in 2008."
Ground troops. End of story.
The Palin family would have taken over the Whitehouse by now, McCain would have died from a mysterious death
Let's see... Khaddafi (or whatever spelling the media is using today, they change it every other story) has been our enemy for decades, has sponsored terrorists and continues to sponsor terrorists that harm America, is a mass murderer of his own people... What more justification do you need? Oh right, unproven evidence for weapons of mass destruction. And perhaps throw in another useless tax cut for the rich as well.
The Republican Party can't even agree with people In there own Party , so how In the heck can you people can think the Republican can run this Country. What they need to start doing Is STOP SAYING NO ALL THE TIME , and Start Compromise to get thing that need to be done In America.John Boehner and most of the Other Republican are not going to agree with President Obama on anything to anything. And what get me you people Out there have pay each one of these Republican for all most three years for just saying NO. You pay these Republican in the House and Senate each one of them so far 1,088,000 each a year for just for saying NO. They promise to get JOBS but NO JOBS ,they haven't even try. And we pay them Over ONE MILLIONS DOLLARS a year each for just for saying NO. So for all most three years we the American people have pay the Republican over a TRILLIONS DOLLARS In that time. So just how smart do you feel now. So you Idiot keep voting for Republican. And get this but John Boehner till want to keep are Troop In Afghanistan and Iraq where American troops are dying. But they are mad about what President Obama done In Libya were he was UN and other Country backing and no American troops are on the Ground and No American has die.
"The fact is the president has not made his case to the members of Congress. He has not made his case to the American people."
What's the case to make John??? It's another stumbling, bumbling Obama misadventure into a Libyan civil war. Can't you just line up behind the idiot without doing any thinking for yourself???
In the 1970's, America flooded our colleges with Iranian students, while neglecting our own people who wanted to attend college. Most had Mohammad in their name. They didn't want to be westernized. They returned, overthrew the Shah and took American hostages. America needs Jobs Stupid. People are losing homes. Black unemployment is 20 percent. The govermment can create jobs they did it in the past. Maybe, we can work in Libya.
america is sick of war and wounded or dead troops.. hell no we would not have ground troops... and we better not now...
It probably would still be Nancy's House, and she would be the one voicing the same objections as Boehner is now.