Jonah Goldberg: The significance of Libya – latimes.com

And then there are our friends. If America pulls out without something like real victory (i.e., Kadafi in a bag), NATO could be dealt a mortal blow. Our allies, who’ve spent the last decade fighting alongside us in Afghanistan and Iraq, will wonder if America’s resolve will always melt so quickly when she’s not giving the orders.

But staying the course is not so attractive either. Obama insists that the War Powers Act doesn’t apply to Libya because the bombing campaign and drone attacks don’t rise to the level of “hostilities.” No one really believes this nonsense. And so Obama has managed to do what no Republican president ever could: destroy the War Powers Act.

In and of itself that might be a good thing, given that the act, which curtails the commander in chief’s power, is a constitutional affront. But nothing in this partisan atmosphere happens in isolation. In a riot of irresponsibility and hypocrisy, Republicans are racing to embrace a law they’ve long reviled just so they can, accurately, charge Obama with irresponsibility and hypocrisy.

via Jonah Goldberg: The significance of Libya – latimes.com.

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