Skip to comments.How can Obama take us to war in Syria without asking congress?
Posted on 08/24/2013 11:01:51 PM PDT by d_focil
Beyond troubling considerations in regards to the rebels, there are serious questions on the constitutionality and appropriateness of President Obama's military options. While mainstream media outlets are busy getting all worked up for the potential ratings bonanza a new war will bring, dolling out all the typical military analysts to give us tantalizing speculations on how cruise missile and drone strikes on Assad's forces could play out, no one seems to be asking if President Obama even has the authority to launch a strike in the first place. How far have we fallen into the abyss of an unchecked executive that the President does not even bother to play the congressional authorization game anymore?
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We know there are extremists among the rebels, and while tragic the situation is not directly affecting the US, why then are we on the brink of another war?
I wrote the linked article to spark some sort of debate, does anyone here think its actually a good idea to go into Syria at this point?
I think the powers that be are not really considering the need to follow up any strike with ground forces to secure the chemical weapons that could fall into the hands of AL-qaeda sympathizers if Assad falls. The mess we are heading into could make Iraq and Afghanistan seem like a training exercise.
But when has legality ever stopped him ?
Because Congress is weak and has abdicated their powers and responsibilities
The same way as Libya and Egypt.
Poor ol George bush went through 9 months of international scrutiny and garnered international support before he lifted a finger in Iraq.
But George was a war monger /s
So it is.
And no, getting involved in Syria is a very, very bad idea. With Russia, China and Iran willing to back Assad and soetoro gutting, neutering and homosexualizing the military it is supernova barfapalooza of an idea.
Two easy steps:
1. Do it.
2. Dare Congress to impeach the first black president.
Not to worry!!! His war is not really a war but maybe a Cruise Missile or two and a predator Drone strike!!! He would never launch an all out attack... Takes up two much of his precious time.. Why he needs to campaign and go on Vacation!
You nailed it.
This is very bad ju ju.
There is no honor in this.
There is no such thing as congress.
Could we get 10 million to surround the Pentagon, White House and Congress in opposition to a war? It will take this to stop them.
he needs a distraction... so... he’s going to kill tens of thousands of people
He can do it because there’s no one in DC to tell him he can’t. All he feels he needs is John McCain’s support. And he has that.
Just call it a police action, no congressional approval needed.
He can do it because the War Powers Act lets him as long as he doesn’t stay there more than 60 days he does not need Congress to approve it.
Now had congress originally done their job he wouldn’t be able to do this because he wouldn’t be the commander in chief
How can Obama take us to war in Syria without asking congress?
Oh, been done tens of times...no problem.
What is a problem is how an effeminate, pansy, peace prize-winning so-called “Leader” can hurt a butterfly...
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