Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Wrong Turn on Syria

No Convincing Plan

Why bombing Syria now is a bad decision that draws America into a new war with no plan for long-term consequences.

Mr. Obama has failed to ask for or receive congressional authorization for such military action. The White House claims that Mr. Obama has all the authority he needs under the 2001 law approving the use of force in Afghanistan and the 2002 law permitting the use of force in Iraq, but he does not. He has given Congress notification of the military action in Iraq and Syria under the 1973 War Powers Resolution, but that is not a substitute for congressional authorization.

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