HE IS THE “GREAT CORNHOLIO …”
U.S. President Barack Obama says he doesn’t need a vote of the U.S. Congress to carry out his planned destruction of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
In a meeting with Congressional leaders this week, Obama said “he would welcome action by the Congress that would aid the overall effort and demonstrate to the world that the United States is united in defeating the threat.”
But the White House quickly reiterated Obama had the authority to unilaterally continue – and expand – his bombing campaign against ISIS without a vote of Congress.
Warmongers in the U.S. House of Representatives – notably U.S. Rep. Peter King of New York – apparently don’t care if Obama gets permission before escalating the conflict.
“This is so imminent, this is so critical, I want the President to take the action and then Congress should pass legislation supporting what the President does,” King said. “I don’t want him to wait until Congress acts because I don’t have full faith in Congress myself, to be honest with you.”
Guess the administration’s fear offensive was successful …
For those of you keeping score at home, a year ago these same warmongers (including Obama) were pushing for air strikes in Syria targeting the regime of president Bashar al-Assad. Those strikes would have benefited ISIS.
Us too …
Don’t worry, though … we’re sure the trillions of tax dollars spent on America’s intervention in the Middle East will pay off one day, right?