It's tempting to cut off funds immediately for President Obama's ill-conceived Libya offensive. But it's not the right course. For the sake of our allies, Congress needs to be patient in using the power of the purse to correct Obama's misadventure.
Of the ten members of Congress who on June 15 filed a lawsuit against the President for violating the War Powers Act, seven are Republicans and three are Democrats. Their case is simple: the President, they say, has acted against the Constitution.
Fifty percent of all aircrafts used to attack Libya come from the U.S.. War from the air is still war. And whether the UN and NATO support our intervention is irrelevant -- the President still needs to follow our Constitution. And Congress must end this war.
If regime change is the price of peace there will be no peace in Libya, and consequently, millions will be caught up in an intensifying civil war -- if we diverted one humanitarian crisis, we are about to start another.
Global and local leaders must ensure that they do not mislead the civilian opposition or the armed revolutionaries by adopting their cause today without paying heed to the consequences of possible disappointment.