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June 13, 2013

US Memo: Syria Used Chemical Weapons

A week ago the French foreign minister announced they had "no doubt" Syria had deployed Sarin against rebel troops, and that they had blood and urine samples of victims showing the presence of Sarin (or its metabolites).

As happened before with Libya, when France says jumps, Obama asks how high.

So this is the point at which Obama asks Congress for a formal authorization for the use of military force, right? Ha, ha; only Republican presidents are required to do that. Apparently there's some Secret Clause of the Constitution that specifies that a president can use military force if authorized by Congress, or a liberal media hoping for some Tail Wag Dog action, or France.

Mark my words: Not a single liberal Sunday show host, not a single liberal reporter, will ask Obama or any of his spokesmen if they intend to ask Congress for authorization, or hold a debate on the issue, or even comply with the War Powers Act (which permits unilateral executive warmaking but only for 60 days). They will simply all act as if of course the president has this power and that of course the Constitution is silent on the issue and leaves this all very vague.

Because they sure as f*** are not going to bring this up with a president who's already trampling the Constitution. People might get ideas.


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