After having already falsely claimed to have the authority to launch a war against Syria without congressional approval — let alone a declaration of war, as required by the Constitution — Obama is now brazenly threatening that he may attack whether Congress votes to support it or not. Amid solidifying opposition to the scheme in Congress and among the public, multiple news reports have suggested that lawmakers are set to delay the vote — or possibly even not hold it at all if Obama’s war plans look certain to be crushed. Obama, however, said he had not made up his mind on whether to listen to Congress.
With support for his proposed attack on Syria melting away, Obama has promised a full-on argument for this plan on television on Tuesday night. Who will be watching?
The unintended consequences of the threatened military attack against Syria continue to pile up, threatening Obama's image as savior and statesman as well as the tenure of Republicans supporting him.
Following a 20-minute discussion on the sidelines of the eighth Group of Twenty (G20) summit at St. Petersburg, Russia, on September 6, President Obama remains committed to a military strike against Syria, while Russian President Vladimir Putin maintains that such a strike would be “illegal.”
Analysts are finding that the Obama administration's claims of a chemical weapons attack by the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad cannot withstand scrutiny.