Obama and his sec of state of clearly stated that he has the authority to overide congress nor consult it in this instance due to national security interests.
I'm guessing he's only doing this because he looked at the polls and wants to be able to spread the blame if/when this thing becomes an even bigger clusterfuck. Not sure how that would work though. Bush got congress to authorise the iraq war and that didn't stop him from taking shit over it.
If that tactic works, then I'd like to clearly state that a pack of wild college cheerleaders will come over every day when my wife's at Yoga.
“When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." ~Frederic Bastiat
nobody has told me why being killed by chemical weapons is worse than being blown to bits.
when muslim fights muslim, it's a win win situation. assad has been keeping a lid on al qaeda and muslim fanatics and it's better to keep the devil you know than risk bringing in a more fanatical leader.
If we do go in and start military action against Syria, then Saudi Arabia should be bankrolling the cost. Either in replacement of military hardware or dropping the price of Gas to $2 a gallon. Let us see how serious they are!