The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.
[Barack Obama, written response to a series of questions regarding executive power from Charlie Savage, then of The Boston Globe, published December 20, 2007]
Compare and contrast that to his current actions as President vis-a-vis Libya. I wonder when the mainstream media will blast him for his hypocrisy? It should happen any day now, right?
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[Source: Boston Globe article, published 12/20/07, retrieved 3/21/11]
(h/t Ron W, in a comment at SayUncle’s)