“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
Congress wants two things:
1. Plausible deniability. Either way, attacking or not. Congress wants to be assured that, whatever the decision, Congress can deflect blame if things go tits up in Syria. They don't give a damn about what Americans want as long as they avoid blame.
2. Concessions. All of the above whores are holding out for presidential concessions. They want to be bribed for their votes. It is the only thing they understand.
If they can be assured of number 1. then number 2. will be the only thing Congress is worried about. Right and wrong, pain and suffering, national interest are the furthest things from Congress's mind.
(I'd like to apologize to whores for comparing them to Congress. I know that whores have more integrity, sense of worth and compassion than Congress men and women.)
"When Faith preaches Hate, Blessed are the Doubters." - Amin Maalouf