I agree with Paul that Kerry is making a show of consulting Congress. This is no more than theatre. It came about only because Cameron got his ass handed to him by the House of Commons. Fortunately for Kerry he really doesnt have to stand and deliver, knowing that the opposition has more than a few minutes to shred his arguments.
“It came about only because Cameron got his ass handed to him by the House of Commons.”
It came about Because the Russians told him in the emergency meeting on Friday that he had no authorization to attack Syria, not from the UN, or even from his own Congress, and that to do so would have severe consequences.
“This is not a game” was the quote from the Russian minister as he walked out of the meeting.
On Saturday, when it became clear that Obama was going to ignore Russia’s warning, Putin told his ships in the Med to “prepare for a serious confrontation”.
That scared the crap out of the Magnificent One, and he suddenly back-tracked to the Congress that he’d said just the day before he didn’t need the approval of.
As to Kerry, he wants to be the next President, and thinks this is his time on the World Stage, that he has wanted for so long.