Obama Made the Right Call: President to Ask Congress Was Correct

September 4, 2013
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We realize that we are by no means foreign policy experts, but we simply wish to say that it is our view that President Obama made the right decision is seeking the approval of Congress before bombing Syria for its violations of international law regarding the use of chemical weapons.

In our view, the decision to unleash the fury of  America’s military arsenal, except in cases of absolute necessity and self-defense, never should be undertaken by a President without the approval of Congress. Even  assuming that Syria has broken international laws and deserves to be punished, we believe that  taking the step of what amounts to an act of war against Syria requires a vote from Congress.

Given that there are so many myriad voices in Congress expressing differing opinions, it is only right that the President make them put up or shut up, one way or another, and that Congress make the ultimate decision.

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