From the beginning questions were raised regarding the legitimacy of Obama being awarded the Nobel Peace prize. In his entire background there was nothing that warranted being given this International award. Many chalked it up to affirmative action by the committee forever tainting the stature of the award.
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Saying he is focused on ensuring that Libyans can “live out their own aspirations,” Obama defended America’s involvement in Libya,
saying, “we’re not invading a country, we’re not acting alone – we’re acting under a mandate issued by the United Nations Security Council in an unprecedented fashion and with unprecedented speed.” (emphasis mine)
What Obama is saying in this part of his statement about the Nobel Peace prize in essence, is that a “mandate” by an international entity (the United Nations) which is not bond by the United States Constitution supersedes his oath of office to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States.
From Webster, Mandate:
Do any of these definitions make you feel better? This is an ongoing pattern of the pResident, he demurs the power of his position to the United Nations with its international law.