During a passionate speech today on the House floor, Democratic Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered some surprising remarks while pushing for the House to vote for a measure stripping funding from the war in Libya. According to him, Obama is starting to resemble an "absolute monarch."
"We have been sliding for 70 years to a situation where Congress has nothing to do with the decision about whether to go to war or not, and the president is becoming an absolute monarch," he said. "And we must put a stop to that right now, if we don't want to become an empire instead of a republic."
"I think that the nation's credibility, that is to say its promise to go to war as backed by the president, not by the Congress, ought to be damaged," he added.
"And if foreign countries learn that they cannot depend on American military intervention unless Congress is aboard for the ride, good. That's a good thing."