Just reposting a facebook status update I saw today, regarding the fact that the President used the NDAA to declare war on Iran without the consent of congress. He did this, while everyone was watching the superbowl. Yay America!
WARNING! “Obama Signed Executive Order Declaring War On Iran on February 5th while America was watching the Super-Bowl. !
On February 5, 2012, President Obama invoked the NDAA, which authorizes the use of military force, and issues an executive order declaring the “threat” of Iran a National Emergency. The video below shows this issuance of President Obama executive order which declares Iran’s threat… to cut off oil supplies a national emergency.
The executive order directs all government agencies to respond immediately to the threat. It further invokes the authority of the 2012 NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act) which gives the President the power to launch military action against any nation without the approval of Congress. Ironically, the State of Emergency order also accuses the Iranian central bank of deceptive banking practices.