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Sunday, September 01, 2013

Obama Finds It Useful To Ask Congress To Approve Use of Force Against Syria

I was thus surprised, but very happily surprised, when the President announced this afternoon that he would seek congressional authorization for the strike.
Lawfare and Volokh Conspiracy among others discuss the news, including the Bush41/Kuwait kicker that "but I don't really need it." As a matter of basic constitutional policy, this (reporter Richard Engel: don't call it "war"!) is a good move. Let's see what comes of it.