Unlike U.S., other nations still have democratic processes, even in wartime 

It should be to President Obama's shame that America has gone to war in Libya on the decision of one man, whereas earlier this week, the monarchical government we rebelled against 235 years ago approved its more limited involvement in Libya through a vote by the British people's accountable, elected representatives.

The British government won overwhelming parliamentary backing late Monday for its role in the international coalition enforcing a UN no-fly zone over Libya.

After a seven-hour debate, parliamentarians supported military action with 557 to 13 votes - a majority of 544.

And it's not just the Brits, either:

If only our voting public had as much say in this matter as the Turkish people do. Maybe they should consider liberating us next.

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David Freddoso came to the Washington Examiner in June 2009, after serving for nearly two years as a Capitol Hill-based staff reporter for National Review Online. Before writing his New York Times bestselling book, The Case Against Barack Obama, he spent three years assisting Robert Novak, the legendary Washington... more
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