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Posted on 08/31/2013 9:57:44 PM PDT by Errant
President Obama will carry out military action against Syria even if Congress votes against it, a senior State Department official tells Fox News Chief Washington Correspondent James Rosen.
Rosens notes concerning the White Houses reported intentions regarding the Syrian crisis were posted on Fox News colleague Greta Van Susterens Gretawire site late Saturday afternoon.
Rosen reports that the presidents decision to seek a congressional debate and vote was a surprise to most if not all of his national security team members. The state department official who communicated with Rosen added that Obamas move to seek congressional approval did not supplant the presidents earlier decision to use force in Syria, only delayed its implementation.
Thats going to happen, anyway, the source told Rosen, which is why Obamas Rose Garden remarks Saturday included his belief that he possesses the authority to launch strikes even without congressional authorization, Rosen adds.
The White House Saturday sent Congress a draft of a resolution authorizing Obama to use military force against Syria and laying out the administrations claim that Assads regime killed more than 1,000 last week in a chemical weapons attack.
The resolution also says the objective of a U.S. military response would be to deter, disrupt, prevent and degrade the regimes ability to use chemical weapons going forward.
The resolution authorizes Obama to use the military as he determines necessary and appropriate to serve that goal. The draft doesnt lay out a timeline for action but does say only a political settlement can resolve the Syrian crisis.
Maybe Obama knows he has the votes thanks to Boner and McCain.
A meaningless sop to the saps in the gop.
That's it exactly. The Republicans will cave.
Congress comes back September 9. I suspect that BO is going to ask Boner and The Dim Bulb From Searchlight to vote on authorization for military action against Syria first, then, win or lose, hell attack on September 11 so nobody will bother to note that its the anniversary of Benghazi.
Assad killing Syrian children is an atrocity, so Hussein is going to punish him by killing Syrian children.
Obama cant wait to kill some kids to show the world hes tough.
With 90% of Americans against it, I don’t think Boner has the bb’s. It may pass the Senate, but doubtful it will pass the House regardless of what Boner has told 0bama, IMO.
I call BS.
He is kicking it to congress to...
My guess, and welcome to it.
Congress should call his bluff if that’s his attitude. There’s only so much spin that can be put on all of these power grabs.
This whole thing is such a fiasco and an international embarrassment.
If I were a Congressperson and read this, I would vote no based on this alone.
If the Republicans go along with this, it will be the final nail in their coffin as a viable political party.
Recall the FIRST claim couple months back that Assad used chem weapons?
Turned out it was the Al-qeada affiliated “rebels” who used chem weapons, and it was chlorine.
The media immediately buried the story after that.
I don’t believe it.
But many people believe he takes orders.
Perhaps those in charge want him removed via impeachment
(this would be a clear way to do that)
so to install Biden.... to block Hillary (who we know they don’t like).
just a theory. not even mine, I can’t take credit for it.. read it somewhere here online, see what you think of it.
He would. Congress has totally abdicated all of its powers and duties to the executive branch
Screw the Repos... It could be the final nail for all of us!
If he capitulates, he’ll be working against advice he’s received. As with most presidents, his experience is not that of a general.
It should be common knowledge for over a decade now. They didn’t want to go directly into Iran to begin with. They’ve been working at cutting off its support and isolating it first.