What burden? He's the CIC. The responsibility is his, no matter what.I think this move takes the burden off Obama and puts it onto Congress.
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HINT: does Obama need Congress' permission to attack?
Barack Obama is doing the right thing. (And I don't say that often).
I am opposed to the strike. I also see how intelligent, well-meaning people can be in favor.
In any case, it is, eh, refreshing, to see a Democratic president actually admitting (implicitly) that (1) a war is a war, and (2) the US Constitution does matter (sometimes).
As for o's faux saber-rattling, he just wants to protect his image. Americans (notably conservatives) are mostly brainwashed, jingoistic warmongers and believe anyone who doesn't bomb is a wimp.