- Posted September 6, 2013 by
535 Commanders in Chief?
Reports of constant Syrian strike plan changes due to congressional negotiations before a vote shows that even our own government does not understand its role as laid out in the Constitution.
It is real simple. The members of Congress have the authority to vote to declare wars, but we have only one Commander in Chief because if we had 535 people calling the shots on targets and negotiating about them our military would be paralyzed sitting in defensive foxholes endlessly while our enemies surround and attack it.
I personally do not want any US involvement in Syria period. It is a civil war and it is theirs, not ours, no matter what kind of weapons the factions use against one another.
Having said that, Congress needs to only vote on one thing: Does the United States use military force against military forces of the Syrian government? Yes or No?
That is it. After that control over the military rests with the President. He may direct the military generals to attack any Syrian targets using whatever military assets are at their disposal. Remember that if and when you vote for military action in Syria.
After that get out of the way and watch the results of what you voted for.