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A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE WAR. WHY DID OBAMA GO TO CONGRESS

August 17th, 2013 · No Comments · Politics

Why did President Barack Obama Go To Congress To Get Authorization for a War in Syria. A US President finally remembered the War Powers Act?

In case people forgot, The War Powers Resolution of 1973 (50 U.S.C. 1541-1548)[1] is a federal law intended to check the president’s power to commit the United States to an armed conflict without the consent of Congress.

Isn’t that a deviation from normal US Policy where our U.S. President just declares war and sends in troops?

Buoyed of course by the pro the pro war rhetoric and pictures of mobs burning of effigies of the President. The Wall Street Journal getting into the act by fanning the flames.

But oops. The Brits decided they weren’t going along on this one. Is that the reason? To put the debacle off on Congress?

It’s Crisis Management Time Again.

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