“In a world with many dangers, this menace must be confronted,” Obama declared in the Rose Garden 10 days after Bashar Assad’s forces allegedly massacred 1,400 civilians with chemical weapons.
“After careful deliberation, I have decided that the United States should take military action against Syrian regime targets,” he said, describing himself as “prepared to give that order.”
The president’s hastily arranged remarks — demonstrators protesting outside the White House gates could be heard from the West Wing only minutes before he spoke — sucked the urgency out of what had looked like a imminent military strike.
Instead, cruise missile-carrying warships off Syria’s coast will have to wait until the week of Sept. 9. That’s when Congress returns from a month-long vacation to take up a measure, drafted by the White House, giving Obama the green-light.
Well, that will be interesting. Especially since if Congress says no, cable news will run a 24-hour WILL THE PRESIDENT DEFY CONGRESS OR DOES HE HAVE A TINY PENIS “special” “report” until he does just that.
Will enough Republicans remain in their “fuck Obama” track to say no and thus join the four Democrats who aren’t monumentally full of shit in voting no? I could see it, because then they could claim Obama is weak on foreign policy and defense, just like every Democrat 4 EVAR, and run on it in 2016.
Run on how they would never have been such pussies as to ask Congress anything in the first place, of course.