There is your problem. They say world leader as something people voluntarily follow. We lead the way into the future implies that people chose to follow us. What you are talking about is fascism. We will become the world's leader through force and dictates. Those are not the same thing. In one case you are a leader because your way is good and people eventually realize that. The other you lead because you are strong and the good is not inherent. You are trying to claim we are an inherent leader when really we are fallible and using force. You are no better than conservatives who claim rightousness through religion.
Nothing like getting the cart before the horse. Send out your entire administration to beat the drums of immediate military action, identify all the sites you're going to bomb, etc., and then limp into congress in two weeks to see if you can scrounge up enough support for a "plan" that has no or little rationale and even less of an end game or desired outcome. Does anyone have confidence that Obama and his gang have a clue what they're doing?
There are only two possible outcomes here - the congress will see this as a foolish jump into nonsense with no good ending and vote against it or they will see a weak President, further weakening America's reputation abroad, and foolishly vote to approve it in the hope of bolstering America's reputation. Neither is good.
A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.
As for congress, they will not authorize any action, and Obama wont push them in any way. They will come back with a no vote and Obama will thump his chest and say how willing he was to take bold action but Congress stopped him. It is probably best that we don't do anything is Syria, but the way we arrive at that determination is important. It is one thing to say we wont act because it is not in our interest to act, but another altogether to send your Secretary of State out there to declare that attacking IS in our national interest then have the President turn tail and run. Not good.
What? Their suggestion? WTF happened to the Law and the Constitution? Suggestion my behind.
This is one of the things that is wrong with our government...the Constitution & the Law are merely suggestions.
Know the truth and the truth will make you mad, because the truth has no agenda.
Just to show them that we will punish them too.
Didn't Obama say he wants to be fair. Do the Right thing?
I'm glad for our military members that this will go to Congress. No need to immediately jump into something that some of our closest allies won't even support.