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… Obama ‘ s Ego is Getting Too Big for His Britches …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,September 2nd,2013

Obama ‘ s ego is getting too big for his britches

Obama’s proposal seeks broad war power despite vow of limits

.. While President Barack Obama insists he wants only a limited air attack on Syria, his proposed authorization of force would

English: Barack Obama delivers a speech at the...

English: Barack Obama delivers a speech at the University of Southern California (Video of the speech) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

empower him to do much more than that. Congress is likely to impose tighter reins, as lawmakers have learned that presidents are prone to expand on powers once granted…
.. The substantive part of Obama’s proposed authorization of the use of military force, conveyed to congressional leaders over the weekend, contains 172 words. That’s significantly more than either the 1964 Tonkin Gulf Resolution authorizing the Vietnam War or the 2001 resolution authorizing retaliation for the 9/11 terror attacks, two measures that later became notorious for how aggressively presidents used them.

.. The proposed resolution gives Obama a go-ahead to use the military as he “determines to be necessary and appropriate in connection with the use of chemical weapons or other weapons of mass destruction in the conflict in Syria.” Specifically, the president could act to “prevent or deter the use or proliferation” of the weapons or to “protect the United States and its allies and partners” from the weapons.”

.. Obama’s proposed authorization would also allow military action to stop the “transfer to terrorist groups or other state or non-state actors” of the designated weapons. This includes actions involving weapons transfers “within, to or from Syria,” which potentially extends authority to act well outside Syria itself.

.. If it passed the House and Senate, the authorization would meet the domestic U.S. requirements of the War Powers Resolution, as well as give the Obama administration some political cover. It would not, however, necessarily address international legal requirements.

,, When political bodies do provide military authorizations, the resulting actions can grow beyond what some may have originally contemplated. Expect the final resolution to have a fair bit of limitations on it . Other presidents were trusted , whether they were liked or not . Obama is not trusted , and will not be given anything close to a blank check , as much as he might well want one .
.. Trust is earned , not given . Some political leaders earn trust , given their personal or political reputations . Obama is weak , and is a wuss . He is not trusted , and has not earned it . For him to earn it , he has to take actions to earn it . He has not done so , as of yet .

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