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Obama, Congress and Syria
Guardian [UK], by Glenn Greenwald

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 9/1/2013 8:14:13 AM

It´s a potent sign of how low the American political bar is set that gratitude is expressed because a US president says he will ask Congress to vote before he starts bombing another country that is not attacking or threatening the US. That the US will not become involved in foreign wars of choice without the consent of the American people through their representatives Congress is a central mandate of the US Constitution, not some enlightened, progressive innovation of the 21st century. George Bush, of course, sought Congressional approval for the war in Iraq (though he did so only once it was clear

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The Brits know more about our Constitutional laws than our scholar, 0bama.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 9/1/2013 8:40:34 AM     (No. 9500794)

oddly enough, I find myself agreeing with lefty Greenwald. I should check to determine where the sun rose this morning...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 9/1/2013 10:00:43 AM     (No. 9500905)

In the next few weeks,I will strive to ignore all stories which contain any of the subjects in the headline.

Don´t bother to call until the impeachment hearings start.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jglas, 9/1/2013 3:25:03 PM     (No. 9501340)

Yes I agree with Greenwald here too, much to my chagrin. Permission to go to war isn´t pro-forma, it´s mandatory. Why when so many others have ignored obtaining permission does Obama ask for it? Because not doing so on a contentious issue like Syria opens him to impeachment. Getting permission both removes that possibility and provides Republicans with whom to share any blame.

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