He probably will get Congressional approval. When has the hopeless John Boehner ever stood up to him? And no one seems to care that we would be fighting on the side of al-Qaeda in Syria — what could possibly go wrong? This is what we lack in the U.S. today: an effective and genuine opposition. All we have instead is weak and shallow me-tooism. There is no actual anti-jihad, anti-Islamic supremacism party in the U.S. at this point.
“Obama “˜confident” of getting Congressional support for Syria strike,” from Al Arabiya, September 3:
U.S. President Barack Obama said on Tuesday he was confident that Congress will support his decision to take military action against the Syrian regime.
Obama said he is open to changes to his resolution to obtain Congressional approval, as long as the resolution sends a clear message to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and impedes his ability to use chemical weapons.
Obama told reporters during a meeting with lawmakers at the White House that he wants the American people to know that “this is not Iraq, and this is not Afghanistan.” He said action in Syria will be limited and proportional, Associated Press reported.
The meeting in the White House Cabinet room was attended by congressional leaders from both parties in the House and Senate.
Obama called for a prompt vote on Capitol Hill and reiterated that the U.S. plan would be limited in scope and not repeat the long U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
“What we are envisioning is something limited. It is something proportional. It will degrade Assad’s capabilities,” Obama said, according to Reuters.
“At the same time we have a broader strategy that will allow us to upgrade the capabilities of the opposition,” he said.
Will al-Qaeda send a thank-you note?