Skip to comments.At the Last Minute, Obama Alone Made Call to Seek Congressional Approval
Posted on 09/01/2013 4:08:30 PM PDT by mojito
After a 45-minute walk Friday night, President Barack Obama made a fateful decision that none of his top national security advisers saw coming: To seek congressional authorization before taking military action in Syria.
The stunning about-face after a week of U.S. saber rattling risked not only igniting a protracted congressional fight, which could end with a vote against strikes, but a backlash from allies in the Middle East who had warned the White House that inaction would embolden not only Syrian President Bashar al-Assad but his closest allies, Iran and Hezbollah.
Aides said the decision was made by Mr. Obama and Mr. Obama alone.
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Probably because Boner just told him he could deliver the votes.
A 45 minute walk with no golf clubs and twinky pals in tow?
“Sorry fellas there will be no strike. Valerie says no. Dump this mess on Congress and just blame the Republicans. Time to play golf. Joe get the bags.”
Like anyone believes or gives a smelly Obama about any excrement emanating from the Cretin House.
House leader Boehner better get out in front in opposing Obama’s approval to attack Syria!!! Let Obama and his Obamabots go to Syria where he can get rid of Assad and join his beloved Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda whom he loves dearly!!! Better yet...Impeach this anti-American incompetent!!! Boehner...you and your weak sister, cohort...Mitch McConnell better grow a back and spine overnight!!!
Soetoro doesn’t wipe his ass without someone telling him to do it. He does nothing on his own. Except coke and Reggie Love..
This decision had been made for him by our founding fathers when they drafted The Constitution of The United States of America.
Not sure I don’t want to Embolden Assad.
I don’t have any use for his allies Iran or Hezbollah, but I damned sure don’t have any use for Al Qaeda which is running the war for the rebels.
IMO the rebels started the war and then it was taken over by Al Qaeda who will make the rebels wish they had never started it after they are done.
Assad has allowed Christians live in comparative peace in Syria. Especially comparative to what Al Qaeda will allow.
As a Christian I have an affinity for other Christians and none for Muslims. IMO we should be arming the Christians.
I can just see Zero wringing his hands and crying what will I do, what will I do, having backed his incompetent A** into a corner. Just then the light bulb goes on over his head as he realizes he can dump the responsibility for his incompetence on the Republican Congress and Boner will cover his A** again.
Don’t count on it.
Let's put him on Mount Rushmore!
Soetoro isn't rattling his saber, he's polishing his sword.
The man is all about self-gratification.
Congress will vote yes.
Prepare yourselves. We will have to get behind the troops once the order is given and hope for the best.
And he was in the middle of his back swing when he did it. The man is a multi-tasking monster. Destroying America, Northern Africa and the Middle east without ever breaking stride.
Hey, y’all congresscritters, these are the subhumans you are going to support with the taxpayer’s money.
ROFL. I’m just imagining him saying that in his own voice too.
And after he passed the buck to Congress, Dear Leader left for the golf course.
I call “B.S.” on the WSJ.
Obama is unlikely to have made ANY decisions of import during his 5 years as front man for whatever organization is running him.
Heck - he probably does not even know what his speaches will say until he steps in front of the teleprompter and starts reading.