Well our dictator moves on toward war with Syria without Congressional authority…….as usual.
But let’s flashback to 2007 when our current leaders said this:
“The Founding Fathers were, as in most things, profoundly right. That’s why I want to be very clear: if the President takes us to [war] without Congressional approval, I will call for his impeachment….The Constitution is clear. And so am I.” — Joe Biden, in 2007.
“The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.” -Senator Barack Obama, 2007
US President Barack Obama has ordered his legal advisers to draw up a document outlining the legal justifications for military intervention in Syria.
According to a CBS News report there is unanimous support for such military action within the Obama administration, following an apparent chemical weapons attack by the Assad regime on a suburb of Damascus which killed hundreds, mostly civilians.
There is also precedent for Obama to act militarily without US congressional backing, despite a law technically requiring it.
The US is not the only country reportedly considering unilateral action.