Originally Posted by Amnorix
First, it's up to Congress now whether or not to strike in Syria, right, so it's not "Obama's" anything.
Second, if/when we do hit the Syrian government, it won't be BECAUSE we want to help these people, though it may well have that indirect effect.
But you've never been very good with cause/effect analysis anyway...
No, it's still up to Obama. Congress can strengthen him or give him political cover, but they don't have ultimate control over the decision. It's long past time for our President to put on his big boy pants, take some responsibility, and be a leader.