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Letter: Critics of Trump’s drone strike are hypocritical

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President Barack Obama initiated drone strikes directed at foreign territory and instrumentalities during his administration without congressional prior notification or concurrence. 

In 2011, Speaker Nancy Pelosi opined that Obama was not mandated to proffer advance warning to Congress. Moreover as commander in chief, Obama was entitled to have the flexibility to effectuate tactical strikes without congressional intervention or operational restriction. 

Now President Donald Trump takes decisive action to neutralize the life of a known terrorist with the blood of more than 600 Americans on his hands, but Trump gets blasted by Democrats and the media as a consequence of his constitutional responsibility to protect and defend United States military forces.

The war powers resolution of last week, though not legally binding on the president, was passed by the Democrat controlled House to limit his Article II Commander in Chief powers to direct and conduct tactical military operations. What a useless waste of time.  

Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George Bush must be rolling over in their graves as the Democrats currently in control of the U.S. House of Representatives attempt to usurp those powers granted by the Constitution to the president of the United States. 

Earl Beal

Terre Haute, Indiana