Skip to comments.Boehner: Obama Must Consult Congress Before Acting in Syria
Posted on 08/26/2013 3:41:21 PM PDT by xzins
Speaker of the House John Boehner called on President Barack Obama Monday to make a decision on the Syrian conflict, but not without the approval of congress first.
"The Syrian regime has blatantly crossed President Obama's red line, the White House has acknowledged, by using chemical weapons on its people," the Ohio Republican wrote in a statement. "The options facing the president are complicated, have far-reaching ramifications, and may require significant resources."
"That's why, if he chooses to act, the president must explain his decision publicly, clearly, and resolutely," he added.
"The president is commander-in-chief. With that power comes obligations," the Speaker wrote. "One, of course, is to consult with Congress on the options he sees as a viable response.
"This consultation has not taken place, but it is an essential part of the process. And meaningful consultation should happen before any military action is taken."
"More than just to Congress, the president has an obligation to the American people to explain the rationale for the course of action he chooses; why it's critical to our national security; and what the broader strategy is to achieve stability," he wrote.
This is especially important, the Speaker explains, since "surveys have shown that the American public is hesitant to intervene in Syria."
The latest Reuters/Ipsos poll showed that only 25 percent of Americans support military action in Syria, while 46 percent do not, even if the Syrian government was found using chemical weapons against its own people.
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No, he won’t.
And if he doesn’t, what are you going to do about it Boner, cry? Write him a sternly worded letter?
I don’t want the Muslim Brotherhood running Syria and on Israel’s northern border.
Ha ha ha
Ha ha ha ha ha
Community organzer and chief, “boner can I go into syria”? Boner, “ok”
Well, I guess Obama’s not the only one who can draw a “red line” that can be crossed with impunity.
The fool just let Obama off the hook.
“”And if he doesnt, what are you going to do about it Boner, cry? Write him a sternly worded letter?”””
I think he is serious about this. The letter will be written in ALL CAPS!!!! Of course he will still cave and cry but he sure likes to sound tough.
So what? Boehner will do whatever Hussein wants him to.
Something is bothering me about about this. I can’t help thinking this is a distraction for something domestically...
..sit down bonehead, you’ve proven your worth.
Well, we don’t really have a congress with Boehner in charge, so it’s a moot point
Poll seems to reflect war weariness, perhaps futility of “reforming” muslims.
By consult, he means have a beer with Obama while Obama tells Boner what he’s going to do.
The Republic will have to be safe with such a beer summit, I guess, because that is the only thing Congress has done to stop him.
All I hear from the leadership is silence.
These are the most significant issues of our time. The precedent is being set on a daily basis to disregard the Constitution and the rule of law. If we sleep on our rights, we lose them.
Yet, the opposition has been stifled as in no other time in history. The Republican party are the party of Eunuchs, hoping for a long life because they will not get testicular cancer.
The ennui of the party is palpable.
Why is that, Mr. (non)Speaker? What has hit your “off switch” when it comes to representing the interests of the American people, you know, the little guys that work for a living so you can feel privileged and elite?
Yeah right johnny
Ya dumb ass
Shut the f up and go to sleep
They do have the power to cut off funding, not that they would do that without a near revolution at home.
Just goes to show how delusional the speaker is to the political reality.
SURE! Just like he did for Libya, right?
0bama is itchin’ to install Al Qaeda as Syria’s new leader, just as he wanted to install the MB while asking Mubarak to step down. 0bama scoffs at Congress in dismay that they still think they’re relevant.
SURE! Just like he did for Libya, right?
SURE! Just like he did for Libya, right?
No time to consult Congress! This is an emergency!!! Just like Libya where all 0bama got was four bloody T-shirts. The Dictator is going around the world removing Dictators so that in the end he is the world’s only Dictator.
Oh, come on.
The only person who is more limp - d**ked, more spineless, and disrespected more than the Obamadork is bonehead.
Nothing will happen.
Why? He never has before. What would you do if he went against your wishes? Ans: NOTHING you’re consummate wimps! IOW you have let this pretender to the presidency become a dictator because of your own personal ambitions, skewed political views and consummate fear of what the New York Times might write about you. Bah! Humbug to you all!
Notice that Boehner did not even bother to ask for proof that the Assad regime even did this!
Fix is in.
Carney said today in WH presser that they knew that Syrian regime was responsible for WMD attack because they had control of WMDs stockpiles at all times.
Yet, right after Benghazi, Panetta admitted losing track of Syrian WMDs and said that some could have fallen into hands of ‘rebels’.
Both cannot be true!
Folks..they are lying!!
Bohener would have to have a spine and grow a set for him to do anything. nothing herr ober obama does is questioned by the GOP.They merely speak words and have no actions. I won’t even vote for one at this point.Voted since 1968 now i don’t give a tinkers darn what any of them say or do..the death spiral is ongoing. So I am getting myself ready for a bumpy ride.
there will be more gyrations than at a Miley Cyrus concert.
They are always lying. There is no way in the world for common people to know what the real truth is. We can only rely on God’s truth. I don’t know when... but eventually there will be a bigtime war over there. It is coming. That’s one truth we can know.
Hahahahahahaha—husseins answer to THAT.
0bambi is so scared of Congress because, well, never mind.
Instead of talking about it, he and McConnell should propose resolutions in the house and the senate. Even Reid might be hard pressed to deny his fellow senators a right to bloviate.
And if Obama violates the will of congress, it sort of clarifies things.
If he attacks Syria without Congress’s approval ahead of time, he will attack with a fundamentally weak hand unable to sustain any action for over 60 days.
Those camel jockeys are very perceptive when it comes to that sort of thing.
An attack without Congress’s approval will not end well for the Obamanator.
They already think he’s a pussy and an attack without the basic preparation will be a disaster for us.
How did this escape everyone's attention? Was it because we were all distracted by George Bush's lies that Saddam Hussein had WMDs, when it was really Assad in Syria who was manufacturing them?
Is that the excuse that we're now going to hear?
It's the lie that's been going on since Ted Kennedy made his 2004 "Lie after lie after lie" floor speech in the Senate.
Keep waiting boehner...
Boehner- “Look at my hand- no my other hand”
Does anyone really think Obama cares what Boehner says?
Obama is going to ignore Congress and do what ever he wants to do knowing Boehner and the Republicans will do nothing about it, well in Boehner’s case he may cry.
What a sad pitiful man.
GRRRRRREAT post in a GRRRRRREAT thread!
Nah, he'll go to the only friend he has in Warsh'nton, good 'ol James.
The NO NUTZ PUTZ, Johnny Boy Cry Baby Boner just grew an eighth of a nut!!
(Not really, but I’m feeling magnanimous today, so I’ve declared it “Give the Putz a Pass” day. Even a “no nutz” like Boner deserves a break. /s>)
NO, I do NOT believe a word of that.
They'd even have a number of Dims siding with them, on this, yet they'll STILL bend over and hand 0 whatever he asks them to.
Geez....bribes, and no telling what else, have replaced love of country for most of the current DC crop.
Continuing to pray for America.
Hey - no worries...earlier The Great Pretender enjoyed his nightly cocktail and is just finishing up dinner in the family quarters. Pretty soon Reggie Love will stop by for a game of cards.
Well, Boehner... if he doesn’t consult Congress you.... what?
That question most assuredly should be answered, because he won’t consult Congress. He does whatever the hell he wants.
Another republican stooge tossing out Rose Petals on Obama's pathway to the New Caliphate.
Didn't it occur to any of these republican eunuchs and turncoats that every muslim insurgent group Obama has aided (with their help and support) has been more militant and supportive of Islamic terrorism than the government that we helped oust?
“Speaker of the House John Boehner called on President Barack Obama Monday to make a decision on the Syrian conflict, but not without the approval of congress first”
And when Barky ignores Congress what is Tammy Faye going to do about it? Nothing. Thats what.