Obama Ignores Congress Again to Launch Syria Attack With No Legal Basis

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President Barack Obama has once again flagrantly violated the U.S. constitution by launching air strikes on Syrian territory under the justification of an illegal framework and with no Congressional input whatsoever.

In a move that threatens to enflame the entire region, Washington launched a wave of Tomahawk cruise missile attacks against ISIS targets late last night. Early reports indicate that eight civilians, including three children, were killed during an aerial bombardment on the city of Raqqa.

Despite the administration enjoying widespread support for its military campaign against ISIS, with nearly two thirds of Americans advocating air strikes within Syrian territory, suspicions are rife that Washington will subsequently turn its weapons against the Assad regime, which it has been trying to overthrow for more than two years.

Whatever the necessity and justification of the campaign against ISIS, Obama’s decision to once again ignore Congress, just as he did before the ultimately disastrous attack on Libya, reinforces the precedent of the White House launching military action with absolutely no legal foundation whatsoever.

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1 thought on “Obama Ignores Congress Again to Launch Syria Attack With No Legal Basis”

  1. Maybe it is because nothing will get done going through the Congress while one house is Republican dominated. The same problem occurred to President Bush before 9/11.
    He could not get anything done in a Democrat dominated Congress so he did not even try. He too spent a lot of time doing other things like golf.
    After a shift with the next election it will be Congress trying to do things around a President.
    The elections change a lot of things. Realistically, President Obama is a lame duck President as of the next elections. Both houses of Congress might change.
    Then the opposite party is likely to go after all the little illegal things being done. Things like the illegal immigration on our southern border, for instance. Or dozens of other infractions of the law that nothing can be done about as long as Democrats hold a majority.
    Or start holding hearings on things like WHY the EPA declared a tortoise in jeopardy of extinction to grab land from the cattle ranchers in the South.
    But I think the Republican majority will do nothing of the kind. I think they will be the quietest majority in history. Too many compromises that leave them open to criticism.
    What really needs to happen is the public needs to light a fire under both parties to reform what they are doing.

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