Bruce Ackerman from Yale Law says President Obama’s “limited” strikes are just the prelude to massive intervention in the Middle East. And Congress shouldn’t fall for it.
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From Putin to Palin, and from Pelosi to Paul, here’s a look at what 16 very high-profile people are saying in the public debate about a limited U.S. military strike on Syria.
President Barack Obama’s decision to ask for congressional approval about actions against Syria will add another obstacle to Washington gridlock in September.
In this commentary, Robert F. Turner from the University of Virginia School of Law says President Obama clearly has the constitutional power to launch missile strikes at Syria without congressional approval. But in historical terms, consensus and policy issues are important considerations.
Reports continue to indicate that President Obama will ask the United States military to launch a limited strike on Syria. But is such an action legal or constitutional within the War Powers Resolution approved by Congress in 1973?