The difference between Presidents Bush and Obama

By Tom Quiner

We’re at war.

The president’s men say we’re in for the long haul. These bombings in Syria are going to go on for years.

The president’s men are being totally honest. This isn’t a quick fix.

Barack Obama, who it is alleged is a Constitutional scholar, emphatically stated as presidential candidate back in 2007 that the president absolutely does NOT have the …

“power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.”

However, he said …

“In instances of self-defense the president would be within his constitutional authority to act before advising Congress or seeking its consent.”

This explains why presidents from Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Roosevelt right up to the reviled (by Democrats) George W. Bush have sought and gained Congressional authorization to go to war.

President Obama disagrees with candidate Obama.

The president has launched a war without asking for Congressional approval, even though this is not a war of self-defense.

Remember that not that long ago, President Obama sought Congressional approval to bomb Syria long after it had crossed his phony “red line.”

He asked Congress then because he wanted them stuck with the consequences of this military intervention.

Now, he imperiously maintains that he doesn’t need Congressional approval to launch military action he admits will continue for a long time with no clearly-defined endgame.

Why another hypocritical change-of-heart from the master of the genre?


He didn’t want to put Congressional Democrats standing for re-election in six weeks in the position of casting a vote for war.

Democrats are already beleaguered by the spectacular failure of the Obama presidency and the resulting taint associated with their brand.

Any vote on this issue for Democrats is a loser. And yet national unity is essential to successful military interventions.

Barack Obama, the undeserving Nobel Peace Prize winner six years ago, has implemented the foreign policy liberals screamed for during the Bush presidency.

The fruit of his appeasements and sell-outs is a world in chaos.

He owes it to the country to set partisan politics aside and ask Congress to bless his war, just as President George W. Bush did twice.