Obama is going to actually go to Congress about Syria.
First and foremost, this is great news. This is exactly how it’s supposed to work.
Honestly, I think this is the best news I’ve heard from the Obama administration in a long time.
And yes, I realize he didn’t really have a choice. Ignoring Congressional approval would have ended the Obama presidency in pretty much every practical way. In non-partisan polls, nearly 80% of Americans said he should go through Congress. Members of all parties were calling for him to go through Congress. Even Obama – back in 2008 – declared situations like this must go through Congress.
So yeah. I get that this is a political decision as much as a moral (or legal) decision.
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