As The British Aren’t Coming … Nearly 80% of Americans Want Congressional Approval Before Obama Attacks Syria


Welcome to Obama’s War: The Imperial President Barack Obama could care less what “We the People” think or the US Constitution and the separations of power.

As stated in a NBC News poll, nearly 80% of Americans want Barack Obama to get Congressional approval before the United States military attacks Syria. Let alone 50% of Americans want no military intervention what so ever if Syrian President Bashar Assad attacked his people with chemical weapons. Just yesterday, the British Parliament voted down their countries participation in any such attack. So the questions remains, will Obama ask Congress for approval to attack Syria? If he does, what happens if the Congress says No?

So does this mean the the US is going to attack a Middle East country on its own with no mission? Oh that will go over well on the Arab street. But how is Obama treating this any different than Obamacare, ram it through at all cost. This president has no idea how to create any consensus, they just assumed it. Right now, Obama has a ‘Coalition of None’.


Read the full poll here (.pdf)

Nearly 80 percent of Americans believe President Barack Obama should receive congressional approval before using force in Syria, but the nation is divided over the scope of any potential strike, a new NBC News poll shows.

The nation loses a key ally in its consensus building efforts, as Britain’s parliament votes against supporting any U.S. strikes in Syria. NBC’s Andrea Mitchell reports.

Fifty percent of Americans believe the United States should not intervene in the wake of suspected chemical weapons attacks by Syrian President Bashar Assad, according to the poll. But the public is more supportive of military action when it’s limited to launching cruise missiles from U.S. naval ships – 50 percent favor that kind of intervention, while 44 percent oppose it.

Still, a whopping 79 percent of respondents – including nearly seven-in-10 Democrats and 90 percent of Republicans – say the president should be required to receive congressional approval before taking any action.

From The Weekly Standard … No Regime Change—and Maybe No Strike At All.

Hmm, I wonder if Obama is going golfing this weekend?

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    18 Responses to “As The British Aren’t Coming … Nearly 80% of Americans Want Congressional Approval Before Obama Attacks Syria”

    1. A Texas Grandfather on August 30th, 2013 10:04 am

      I hope he does go golfing. That will keep him away from doing a stupid stunt.

      Congress should all go back to Washington and make Barry prove the need for such a strike.

      The Syrian conflict is involving as many as three major Islamist terror groups. Who do you pick to support? When you are an experienced community organizer as Barry, you don’t have the knowledge or brain power to run a country.

      Barry knows little about the United States as anyone who really listened to his campaign speeches knows. The Democrats should be ashamed of themselves for allowing this Affirmative Action know nothing to represent their party.

    2. Tamikosmom on August 30th, 2013 10:38 am

      Welcome to Obama’s War: The Imperial President Barack Obama could care less what “We the People” think or the US Constitution and the separations of power.

      Posted August 30, 2013 by Scared Monkeys


      Somehow King Barack Obama does not get it. In a democracy he does not get to call the shots. Briefing the Congress does not cut it. Each representatives in the House and Senate must be afforded a vote.

      How much say will Congress have on Syrian chemical weapons response?
      August 30, 2013

      Call it domestic housekeeping, a political dotting of “i”s and crossing of “t”s on a checklist for launching punitive military strikes against Syria for last week’s chemical weapons attack.

      The Obama administration briefed members of Congress late Thursday in a display of consultation intended to fulfill a murky obligation under law and address the inevitable complaints by minority legislators that no one ever talks to them.

      Officials including Secretary of State John Kerry, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, National Security Adviser Susan Rice, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff were among those on the 90-minute telephone conference call, the White House said in a statement.

      “The views of Congress are important to the president’s decision-making process, and we will continue to engage with members as the president reaches a decision on the appropriate U.S. response to the Syrian government’s violation of international norms against the use of chemical weapons,” it read.

    3. Tamikosmom on August 30th, 2013 10:45 am


      Flip Flop? Double Standard?

      Once staunch opponent of Bush Iraq policy, Obama faces similar path on Syria
      August 30, 2013

      During an April 2007 speech to the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Obama said the U.S. cannot try to “bully [the world] into submission.”

      In a 2007 essay in Foreign Affairs, he specifically warned about breaking off from European allies: “In the case of Europe, we dismissed European reservations about the wisdom and necessity of the Iraq war.”

      During his July 2008 campaign speech in Berlin, Obama told Europeans that “no one nation, no matter how large or powerful, can defeat such challenges alone.” He warned that “on both sides of the Atlantic, we have drifted apart, and forgotten our shared destiny” and that neither America nor Europe can “turn inward.”

    4. Tamikosmom on August 30th, 2013 10:52 am

      PM David Cameron sought the will of the British people by conducting a Parliamentary vote. Why does Barack Obama believe that he can bypass Congress? Why does he believe that it is his will that should prevail?

      Americans/Congressmen!! Rise up and let your voices be heard.


      Once staunch opponent of Bush Iraq policy, Obama faces similar path on Syria
      August 30, 2013

      British Prime Minister David Cameron, who was pushing for intervention in Syria, indicated he would not defy the will of Parliament.

      “It is clear to me that the British parliament, reflecting the views of the British people, does not want to see British military action. I get that and the government will act accordingly,” he said.

    5. Tamikosmom on August 30th, 2013 11:01 am


      Flip Flop? Double Standard?

      The Vice President has been mighty silent regarding the President’s intention of the US going it alone without Congressional approval in a strike again Syria. Could his following words in 2007 have anything to do with it?


      Video: Biden Threatening to Impeach President (Bush) If He Launches an Attack Without Congressional Authority
      27 Aug 2013

      Biden (2007): I was chairman of the judiciary committee for 17 years or its ranking member. I teach separation of powers and constitutional law. This is something I know. So I got together and brought a group of constitutional scholars together to write a piece that I’m going to deliver to the whole United State Senate pointing out the President (Bush) has no constitutional authority…to take this nation to war against a county of 70 million people unless we’re attacked or unless there is proof we are about to be attacked. And if he does, if he does, I would move to impeach him. The House obviously has to do that but I would lead an effort to impeach him.”

    6. Tamikosmom on August 30th, 2013 11:05 am



      We Still Have a Choice on Iraq
      Senator John Kerry, D-Mass.
      New York Times
      September 6, 2002

      “For the sake of our country, the legitimacy of our cause and our ultimate success in Iraq, the administration must seek advice and approval from Congress, laying out the evidence and making the case. Then, in concert with our allies, it must seek full enforcement of the existing cease-fire agreement from the United Nations Security Council. We should at the same time offer a clear ultimatum to Iraq before the world: Accept rigorous inspections without negotiation or compromise.”

    7. Tamikosmom on August 30th, 2013 11:07 am

      LOUDER TED!!

      Sen. Ted Cruz: Congress must have say on Syria before Obama acts
      Thursday, August 29, 201

      “When and if President Obama makes a decision on Syria, he must immediately call a special session of Congress and persuade the American people that what he proposes is critical to the defense of our nation,” Mr. Cruz said. “I am confident all members of Congress would willingly return to Washington to work with him on this issue.”

      Mr. Cruz said that Mr. Obama’s comments suggest the nation does not face an imminent threat, so only Congress has the authority to declare war.

      He said the U.S. should take the lead of the the British House of Commons and the Israeli Knesset, which have called emergency meetings to take up the subject.

    8. Tamikosmom on August 30th, 2013 12:18 pm


      Action will be taken against the Syria regime. The UN be da–ed!! A coalition of allies be da–ed!! The approval of Congress be da–ed!!

    9. Tamikosmom on August 30th, 2013 12:57 pm

      Wolf: Congress should return for Syria vote

      WASHINGTON – Congress should break off its five-week vacation and return to Capitol Hill for a vote on whether to use military force in Syria, says Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va.

      “The British Parliament came back and they voted. So if the British Parliament can come back, then Congress ought to come back,” Wolf said in an interview with WTOP on Friday.

      British lawmakers voted Thursday against supporting U.S. military action in Syria.

      Wolf says there’s no reason members of Congress can’t come back to Washington if the president presses ahead with a possible military response to Syria’s suspected use of chemical weapons.

      The Republican lawmaker says he doesn’t think it’s enough for a small group of lawmakers to consult with the White House.

      “I think the Congress has to come back into session and that Congress has to vote,” Wolf says.

      “Just consultation is not enough, and particularly just consultation with a couple members of the leadership too.”

    10. Tamikosmom on August 30th, 2013 1:30 pm

      Saving the Constitution from ‘Liberal Destruction’
      August 30th, 2013

      David Brody from CBN News did a great segment with Mark Levin and his new book, The Liberty Amendments, which charts out a path to save America and its Constitution from the authoritarian path we are currently on.


    11. Tamikosmom on August 30th, 2013 2:22 pm

      This is huge! There was intelligence in the three days prior to the the chemical attack in Syria. The implication is that the Obama administration did NOTHING!! No warnings!! NOTHING!!


      US government’s assessment of Syria’s use of chemical weapons
      Published August 30, 2013

      White House Unclassified Intel Report


      We have intelligence that leads us to assess that Syrian chemical weapons personnel – including personnel assessed to be associated with the SSRC – were preparing chemical munitions prior to the attack. In the three days prior to the attack, we collected streams of human, signals and geospatial intelligence that reveal regime activities that we assess were associated with preparations for a chemical weapons attack.

      Syrian chemical weapons personnel were operating in the Damascus suburb of ‘Adra from Sunday, August 18 until early in the morning on Wednesday, August 21 near an area that the regime uses to mix chemical weapons, including sarin.

      On August 21, a Syrian regime element prepared for a chemical weapons attack in the Damascus area, including through the utilization of gas masks.

      Our intelligence sources in the Damascus area did not detect any indications in the days prior to the attack that opposition affiliates were planning to use chemical weapons.

      Read more:

    12. Tamikosmom on August 30th, 2013 2:36 pm

      Even RINO John Bolton gets it!!


      VIDEO: Amb. John Bolton ‘On the Record
      08/27/2013 at 7:00 am

      “It’s about time for the rest of the world to understand that Barack Obama and the United States are not the same thing. We’ve got 1200 days of this left and it’s going to be very costly.”

    13. Tamikosmom on August 30th, 2013 3:03 pm

      AUGUST 30, 2013 – JOHN KERRY

      Kerry says ‘no doubt’ Assad regime used chemical weapons, intel findings released
      Published August 30, 2013
      AUGUST 30, 2013 – BARACK OBAMA

      Still Undecided, Obama Favors ‘Limited, Narrow’ Act in Syria
      Aug. 30, 2013

    14. Tamikosmom on August 30th, 2013 5:02 pm

      Poll: Americans want Obama to get Congress OK on Syria
      August 30, 2013

      Nearly 80% of Americans say President Obama should seek congressional approval before taking any military action in Syria, according to an NBC News poll published Friday.

      Seventy-nine percent of respondents say they want the president to receive congressional approval before taking any action.

      The tough poll numbers for the White House come one day after members of Obama’s national security team provided 26 lawmakers with an unclassified briefing to detail some of the intelligence they say shows regime loyalists linked to Syrian President Bashar Assad were responsible for a chemical attack Aug. 21 outside Damascus that left hundreds dead.

    15. Tamikosmom on August 30th, 2013 6:52 pm

      If only … if only one Republican representative in the House or the Senate had the guts. The following is a must read in its entirety. This is Sarah Palin at her best. She takes Obama’s plan to bomb Syria apart piece by piece and obliterating it.


      Gov. Palin: As I said before, ‘Let Allah sort it out’
      Friday, August 30, 2013

    16. Tamikosmom on August 30th, 2013 8:58 pm

      Democrat says Obama risks IMPEACHMENT if he acts against Syria without congressional approval
      August 30th, 2013

      Dennis Kucinich warns that Obama risks impeachment if he takes military action against Syria without congressional approval because, he argues, there is no “imminent or actual threat” to America.

      Kucinich also takes issue with how Obama phrased his statement earlier today when he said “I meant what I said, I have not made a final decision.” Kucinich says it’s not ‘I, the president’ but rather it’s ‘we the people’ who formed the Constitution and it dictates that only Congress can take this country to war.


    17. katts on August 31st, 2013 1:26 am

      Syria the who, whys and the payoff.

      US Global hedgemony through destablization of Russia & China. Libya a template for Syria

      The potential for nuculear war

      Paul Craig Roberts with Alex Jones (Alex not my fav but this is where the video is located)

    18. katts on September 2nd, 2013 11:28 am

      Again my posts are MIA when they were in fact waiting moderation
      SM: Don’t see any posts anywhere from you, post again please.

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