Flyer5 wrote:HA ! can't wait to see what Barry does with this..
http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/09/politics/ ... ?hpt=hp_t1
Probably just a stalling tactic, and the suggestion could backfire because it clouds the issue and gives the US an excuse to emphasize the un-trustworthiness of Syria. The Obama administration wants to focus on the general badness of Assad -- which nobody denies -- as if an admission of his badness constitutes approval of a US attack. They are NOT the same thing.
I think the average congressman would be happy to vote for another war, because it helps the big bribers a.k.a.campaign contributors, and because the US public traditionally treats these recent wars like a football game or other spectator sport, so war has a big upside and little downside for the politicians. They would like nothing better than for a stirring speech by the president to give them political cover for a war vote, so they can't be blamed as do-nothings in case of further atrocities. The only thing stopping Congress now is the outpouring of public opinion, so keep those cards and letters coming!