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  •  Nah (5+ / 0-)

    If the President wanted that, all he had to say in his statement today was "I call on the members of Congress to immediately reconvene to debate this important national security matter". The fact that he didn't indicates to me that this is a timetable he's comfortable with...and actually probably wants.

    Moreover, has Senator Reid said anything about bringing the Senate back in session?

    I understand you want to score some political points against the Republicans in Congress, but this is a bit of a stretch.

    Dammit Jim, I'm a lawyer, not a grammarian. So sue me.

    by Pi Li on Sat Aug 31, 2013 at 02:57:06 PM PDT

    •  More than that (3+ / 0-)
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      The President can call Congress to session anytime he wants. Maybe he is not all that anxious to get into Syria in the first place.

      Do Pavlov's dogs chase Schroedinger's cat?

      by corwin on Sat Aug 31, 2013 at 04:11:28 PM PDT

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      •  Indeed. (1+ / 0-)
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        Dammit Jim, I'm a lawyer, not a grammarian. So sue me.

        by Pi Li on Sat Aug 31, 2013 at 04:13:27 PM PDT

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      •  Bingo! (2+ / 0-)
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        I believe he got spun up and hustled, he and Kerry got all belligerent without the facts and said some stupid stuff about red lines, now, The Brits have made it clear they are not going to play and there's at least some evidence that this was not a Syrian Army deal.
        So, Obama has to walk it back and by throwing it to Congress, letting time take it's course, he will lose the vote in Congress (half of the Democrats will vote against it and I can't imagine the TeaBaggers voting for anything he wants, even war), and walk away righteous.
        Meanwhile he will have restored a very important check on the Executive that was destroyed under Reagan.

        If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

        by CwV on Sat Aug 31, 2013 at 05:45:27 PM PDT

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