-- our number one goal is to disrupt, dismantle, and ultimately defeat al-qaida. >> are you able to save president karzai asked the president not to stop all of the predator strikes? >> i am not able to characterize the conversation further. >> on libya, senator dick lugar in an op-ed piece of couple of days ago said consultations are not enough. he said the president needs to ask congress to specifically to authorize u.s. military engagement in libya. what does the president say to that? >> the president says through may, and would have said yesterday it? this question, that he believes he is acting -- says through me, and would have said yesterday, if he was asked this question, that he believes he is acting in correspondence with the resolution. the goals are widely shared, we believe by republicans and democrats, house members, and senators. >> does that mean he will not seek specific congressional authorization? >> again, i think we have said we support and would welcome expressions of support from congress similar to the resolution put forward by senators john mccain and john
. if the united states in counters persons performing similar activities in support of al- qaida, or taliban operations, we certainly would deem them to be participating in hostilities against us. moreover, the language of the war powers resolution clearly encompasses the kinds of operations u.s. military forces are supporting in support of other nato countries. these are compounded by indications that the administration compelled legal position was the result of the disputed legal process. the president made the decision without the department of justice having the opportunity to develop a unified legal opinion. it is regrettable that the administration has refused our make representatives of the department of defense to be available. we expect the the administration to be fully forthcoming to compensate for lack of congressional authorization. although consultation is not a substitute for formal authorization, if you cooperated in this legal scholarship today, the survey vital purpose in in a fine the government and providing congress with the basis for decision making on the war.
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