j p o wrote:
Old Hickory wrote:
obama tried to get congressional approval to strike syria. so, yeah. he would have. and tried to.
No. He would have done it just like Trump. No congressional approval needed.
Didn't you read the article?
no. i didnt yet.
You don't need any more information to fire off a stupid remark. Do you?
Oh man. You are special.
To be fair, Vegen had precisely as much information as the OP did before he said that Obama was behind the statement.
also, i dont need to read the article to know what happened when obama was president. he tried to get congressional approval, was shot down, and now people are acting as if he wouldnt have done it. its nonsense.
But Obama never really needed Congressional approval in the first place. The War Powers Act is pretty vague on stuff like this, and retaliatory strikes have been ordered by Presidents without consulting Congress. Case in point: Obama never sought nor got Congressional approval for the Libya operation, which was of far greater scope and extent than what would have likely been the case for a Syria strike. Obama painted himself into a corner with going to Congress in the first place. My guess is that he thought it was a done deal, but was stymied when he couldn't even count on support in the Senate, which was controlled by the Democrats at the time.
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