As is the custom on Capitol Hill, plenty of those who are politically opposed to President Obama have taken to the Internets, news shows, and press releases to respond to the President's address on Libya. One of those lawmakers making his voice heard is Tea Party freshman, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY). In his remarks, he blasted President Obama for a lack of "understanding of constitutional checks and balances," adding:
"While the President is the commander of our armed forces, he is not a king. He may involve those forces in military conflict only when authorized by Congress or in response to an imminent threat. Neither was the case here."
"Neither was the case here." Except on March 1, the United States Senate passed - by unanimous consent, no less, so that would include Sen. Rand Paul - Senate Resolution 85 which, among other things:
... urges the United Nations Security Council to take such further action as may be necessary to protect civilians in Libya from attack, including the possible imposition of a no-fly zone over Libyan territory...