Congress Ready To Be
Flattered Into Killing More Syrians
By William Boardman -- Reader Supported News
When it comes to war, isn't our account overdrawn?
Already quislings of both parties in the Senate -- Democrat Patrick Leahy of Vermont and Republican Pat Roberts of Kansas -- are staking out the "compromise" position of a limited war in response to President Obama's proposal for an open-ended war authorization. According to Leahy, Democratic senate staffers are working on an alternative authorization for killing Syrians.
Several Republican senators, including John McCain of Arizona, Bob Corker of Tennessee, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina just want the Obama administration to start killing people, the sooner the better, their only caveat being that the president should have a plan.
McCain wants the US to do more -- he hasn't said how much more, or if he would accept any military limitations. "It can't just be, in my view, pinprick cruise missiles," McCain said, describing a weapon that doesn't exist outside of military fantasy.
Rand Paul offers tepid resistance, flatters president for obeying law