It didn’t take long for America’s two most reliable war-mongers to respond to the President’s turning Syria over to a Congressional vote. Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) urged Congress to act as soon as possible, and then claimed that isolated military strikes aren’t enough.
Read it and remind yourself what cowboy interventionism looks like (hint: It’s not what you saw at the White House today):
“We believe President Obama is correct that the Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons requires a military response by the United States and our friends and allies. Since the President is now seeking Congressional support for this action, the Congress must act as soon as possible.
“However, we cannot in good conscience support isolated military strikes in Syria that are not part of an overall strategy that can change the momentum on the battlefield, achieve the President’s stated goal of Assad’s removal from power, and bring an end to this conflict, which is a growing threat to our national security interests. Anything short of this would be an inadequate response to the crimes against humanity that Assad and his forces are committing. And it would send the wrong signal to America’s friends and allies, the Syrian opposition, the Assad regime, Iran, and the world – all of whom are watching closely what actions America will take.”
Meanwhile, Congressman Peter King (R-NY) has jumped the Republican bitter ship and accused Obama of not using enough presidential power, “Obama is abdicating his responsibility as commander-in-chief and undermining the authority of future presidents.” He continued, “The president doesn’t need 535 Members of Congress to enforce his own redline.”
Yes, in Republican world, the President is the decider. Constitution? Meh.
King is just upset since he’s eying a run for the White House and he doesn’t want to have to explain why he’s not doing the constitutional thing that his party blamed Obama for not doing until he did it.
If you’re confused, just ask yourself what Obama did today and then realize that Republicans are always against it, no matter what. So, Obama is not enough of a dictator and he also needs to wage full on war in Syria but he is also a tyrant because of ObamaCare.
Try to keep up.