President Obama addressed the United Nations General Assembly this week.
WHEN BARACK Obama was running for president, he answered a questionnaire from this newspaper on the issues regarding the president’s legal standing to use military force.
“The president,” said Obama, “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 . . . History has shown us time and again, however, that military action is most successful when it is authorized and supported by the legislative branch.”