by Marielena Montesino de Stuart

By a vote of  268 to 145, the House approved a resolution that strongly criticized President Obama for not obtaining congressional oversight of the military campaign in Libya. 
On Friday, the House delivered its criticism by declaring that President Obama had failed “to provide Congress with a compelling rationale” — but the House did not demand a withdrawal of U.S. forces from Libya.  The resolution gives Obama 14 days to come clean with his strategy.  President Obama will also have to convince Congress that the attacks are essential to U.S. interests.

Legislators from both sides of the aisle said that they could take harsher measures should Obama fail to make his case in the next two weeks.  The measures include cutting the funding for the military operation, or voting formally to “disapprove” the operation.

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