On the House floor Thursday, Rep. Ron Paul pointed out that imposing a so-called no-fly zone on Libya would be illegal under international law and an act of war.
“I’m preparing to introduce a resolution next week, and it’s a sense of Congress, that the executive branch can’t do this without approval from the Congress,” said Paul.
Paul is one of 10 House members who sponsored a resolution earlier in the week to direct the president to remove U.S. troops from Afghanistan.
“We have to remember, a no-fly zone is an act of war,” he noted. “You can’t just all of a sudden turn a switch and say don’t fly over Libya. You have to bomb a lot of anti-aircraft sites and a lot of military establishment. So the war is on.”