Obama thinks permission for US War in Syria comes from UN/NATO and not Congress

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    For all intents and purposes he is right. Permissions to use bases and airspace for attacks comes from other countries and are a lot more important to a military action than congress, at least in the short term. If they don't like it then change the law to make it harder for the president to command the military, they are not going to do shit.
     
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    Dick Morris wrote a book called "Screwed" I heard today it's a must read..
     
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    The Constitution is quite clear about this. Congress declares war for the United States of America; not Nato; not the UN; not any other faction.
     
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    We have not declared a war since 1940 but fought a bunch of them, congress is out of that decision making process for good. The anti-war left has had a big problem with the president's unilateral war powers for years, do republicans plan to join with them to change the law or are they just going to attempt to impeach the president leaving powers the way they are for a future Republican president to enjoy without complaint?
     
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    You should also be more specific and say that the bill is dying in committee.
     
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    Obama is sensible. Republicans let Bin Laden go. Obama didn't.
     
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    You might want to check your history son.
     
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    Might want to check yours, every crappy little diplomatic war since the end of WW2 has required us to team up, and yes, get permission from a lot of countries to fight a little war and keep it confined to the shit-hole we are making shittier. War has a diplomatic side that republicans like to ignore for some reason, it's the part that shuts it off.
     
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    "Pure Pubcrappe"- basically it takes both for a "war" like this, or he has 60 days to use forces in combat, like Libya.

    At least he doesn't lie like BOOOSH, nor is he in the least bit incompetent....Pub dupes! Stupid, most propagandized voters in the modern world, a disgrace.
     

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