President Obama finally said that he will go to Congress for authorization for military action on Syria. I guess he took a look at the polls. He dithered for so long he gave Al Qaeda the opportunity to move in and take over the opposition to Assad. Now he really has no options left.
President Obama announced Saturday that he has concluded the United States should take military action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his regime for using chemical weapons on civilians, but will first seek authorization from Congress.
“This menace must be confronted,” Obama said of the Assad regime’s alleged strike, speaking from the Rose Garden.
The announcement, though, sets up a timetable for debate that could drag on for weeks.
Obama said he would wait for Congress to return from recess; members are not scheduled to return until Sept. 9. Yet the president claimed any military response to Syria is “not time sensitive” and would be effective even one month from now. (Read More)
I just heard that Peter King is ranting and raving about how Obama doesn’t need Congressional authorization.