Defense Secretary Leon Panetta was asked last week about whether Obama intended to consult Congress before committing to future military action; Panetta hemmed and hawed about how they would of course inform Congress after the fact of what they had done. Nice answer. It gets worse from there. (In this video, Panetta appears after a few minutes.)
Thomas E. Woods, Jr. [send him mail; visit his website], a senior fellow of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, is the author of eleven books, most recently Rollback: Repealing Big Government Before the Coming Fiscal Collapse and Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century, as well as the New York Times bestsellers Meltdown: A Free-Market Look at Why the Stock Market Collapsed, the Economy Tanked, and Government Bailouts Will Make Things Worse and The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History. He is also the editor of five other books, including the just-released Back on the Road to Serfdom.