Quote Originally Posted by sazerac View Post
That's just not the way it works. Never has worked that way. The people have to be behind the effort or it won't work. The president can't come off all wobbly and weak when we're about to attack another country. He didn't tell us anything that he himself wasn't told. There was six months of diplomacy once he had permission to invade.
I was not suggesting that it is not how things are done, only that I do not think it should be done. If a president cannot be honest and straightforward about why we send our best and brightest to fight and die, then we should not send them.