By John W. Lillpop
As everyone knows, Barack Obama is NOT a courageous man who is committed to defending the American people and the American republic.
His disdain for the rule of law and the Constitution has caused Obama to engage in high crimes and misdemeanors, which could ultimately lead to his removal from office.
Obama’s most recent act of defiance against the Constitution appeared to be his threat to take unilateral action against Syria, with out approval from the US Congress or the United Nations.
Thus, the stage was set for an epic battle between the rule of law and our Outlaw president who claims to be a Constitutional scholar, but whom acts as though the Constitution is his personal toy, a powerful tool that can be interpreted, and or ignored, at his behest and whim to conform to his leftist political agenda-- without the need to consult or heed Congress.
However, Obama’s egregious plans took a major hit when he lost the support of Great Britain, America’s most reliable ally.
Finally, The One came to realize that he is NOT all knowing, not omnipotent, and NOT always right.
Thus, the famous Red Line was replaced by a White Flag to formalize Obama’s latest foible as documented in the reference:
President Barack Obama said Saturday he is prepared to take military action if necessary against Syria for the alleged use of chemical weapons against its own people, but said he will seek authorization from Congress before moving forward.Once again, Barack Obama has shown that he excels at backing down and surrendering, especially when his precious legacy is imperiled.
This menace must be confronted," Mr. Obama vowed in an address from the White House Rose Garden, arguing for using force to punish the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Not acting, he said, "risks making a mockery of the global prohibition on the use of chemical weapons."
"I'm ready to act in the face of this outrage. Today I am asking Congress to send a message to the world that we are ready to move forward together as one nation," Mr. Obama said.
The president has faced criticism on the political left and right, with some lawmakers arguing against a military response and others demanding more information about any U.S. mission in advance of a presidential order. House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio), in particular, had pushed Mr. Obama to consult with Congress about his plans for military action.
Mr. Obama said he's talked with leaders in Congress and they've agreed to schedule a debate on using force as soon as they return from their August recess on Sept. 9, though lawmakers could be called back earlier.
The president said the effectiveness of any U.S. military strike, which he vowed would be limited, is "not time sensitive."
"It could be effective tomorrow, or next week or one month from now," Mr. Obama said. He said he is aware that the United Nations and some countries may not agree with his decision. He said he's prepared to go forward without their approval.
Not acting, he said, could lead to an escalation of chemical-weapons use and embolden countries that are seeking to build nuclear weapons.
Mr. Obama's comments follow a week of high tensions about whether the U.S. would strike Syria. And it comes after the administration made a public argument for a forceful American response and took the unusual step of making public evidence from the intelligence community that it had "high confidence" the Assad regime deployed chemical weapons against civilians on Aug. 21.”
This time his retreat seems to be in the national interest!