“President Obama has arguably established the authority of the president to intervene militarily virtually anywhere without the consent or the approval of Congress, at his own discretion and for as long as he wishes.”
Wills further observes that an invertebrate congress and the current Imperial President point to more of the same. When leaders duck responsibility, there will always be a scapegoat when trouble comes, as it surely will. The much ballyhooed and even loved President Obama has been busy bypassing and ignoring congress but both parties will turn on him when it suits. It will suit when the American public gets fed up and tells Congress to fix it or beat it.
March 28 2013