Red line crossed?

Silvio Canto, Jr.
President Obama can not draw red lines and start wars when people cross them.  I'm surprised that the constitutional law professor does not know that.
We do remember President Bush drawing "a line in the sand" over Kuwait.  He also went to Congress and got a vote to go to war.The second Pres Bush went to Congress for both Afghanistan and Iraq.

Is President Obama going to use the 2001 Afghanistan resolution to start this war?   That would be a joke!  He needs a new one because Syria is your classic "war of choice" or "preemptive military action".  Or as the liberals used to say:  Syria had nothing to do with 9-11!

In my opinion, Pres Obama needs a vote in Congress for several reasons:

1) We are running huge deficits and wars are not free;

2) No one has a clue about the good and bad guys in Syria.  Who are we arming?  Why is this war in our national interest?

3) We will have casualties; and,

4) Congress needs to be onboard so that they will be around if there is a rough flight or hard landing. 

We should know by now that there is no such thing as an easy war in the Middle East. We should also be prepared for chemical weapons and their use against our troops.

Maybe this is the unilateral military action that gets the anti-war marchers marching again.
I hope that they march because someone has to remind Pres Obama that this is the kind of presidential overreach that Senator Obama was against!
 
 
 


President Obama can not draw red lines and start wars when people cross them.  I'm surprised that the constitutional law professor does not know that.
We do remember President Bush drawing "a line in the sand" over Kuwait.  He also went to Congress and got a vote to go to war.The second Pres Bush went to Congress for both Afghanistan and Iraq.

Is President Obama going to use the 2001 Afghanistan resolution to start this war?   That would be a joke!  He needs a new one because Syria is your classic "war of choice" or "preemptive military action".  Or as the liberals used to say:  Syria had nothing to do with 9-11!

In my opinion, Pres Obama needs a vote in Congress for several reasons:

1) We are running huge deficits and wars are not free;

2) No one has a clue about the good and bad guys in Syria.  Who are we arming?  Why is this war in our national interest?

3) We will have casualties; and,

4) Congress needs to be onboard so that they will be around if there is a rough flight or hard landing. 

We should know by now that there is no such thing as an easy war in the Middle East. We should also be prepared for chemical weapons and their use against our troops.

Maybe this is the unilateral military action that gets the anti-war marchers marching again.
I hope that they march because someone has to remind Pres Obama that this is the kind of presidential overreach that Senator Obama was against!