Though the Obama Administration has repeatedly downplayed the idea of getting specific Congressional authorization before attacking Syria, insisting they can do so unilaterally, there are now more than 150 members of Congress demanding a vote.
The president’s case against bringing in Congress has taken a major hit today, after British Prime Minister David Cameron recalled his parliament and saw them reject his call to go to war.
Though the prospect of the US Congress saying “no” is exactly why the Obama Administration doesn’t want a vote, that Britain’s equivalent was allowed a vote at all underscores the importance of Congressional input.
Congress is in recess until September 9, but could be recalled at any time to vote on the matter. An actual debate on the war would mean significant scrutiny for the dubious “evidence” the allegations center around. As Britain has showed, the case for this war does not stand up well to scrutiny, however, and the administration would clearly prefer to keep them in recess until the war is already under way.
6 thoughts on “Growing Congressional Demands for Vote on Syria War”
Boehner should call them back immediately and insist on a vote.
But he is also a Tea party warmonger.
They don't actually have to be called back by anyone. They could just start coming back on their own. All they would need is a quorum. In any case, a few representatives and senators coming back and standing on the steps of capitol hill would be a powerfully symbolic move. Someone should do it.
It is an act of agression if executed will cause war to break out and hezbollah Syria/ Iran will not stand idly by and allow the great satan to destroy them
Maybe Pelau will be the coalition of the willing, once again ?
Over 4,000 Iraqi died in the last five months, this is a direct result of the US involvement in that country base on the same lies they are feeding the world to make their case for war in Syria, when are they going to start firing cruse missiles inside Iraq base on the number of people being killed on a daily basic, far more than Syria.
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