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Well it just seems so disorganized.
I mean several days ago it appeared that a strike of some sort was -- And then that the White House.
-- some of the details of what it would do would just be a few cruise missiles it would only last 2448.
And it then it didn't happen and then you hear from members of congress.
They really want the president not just to consult with congress but to -- their authorization for this.
And so then we have the president doing this phone call last night about an hour and a half apparently it was 20/20 five members of congress not the president and secretary Kerry.
-- -- the -- is another issue that the president was not actually on the -- Oh and and then you know we've had some of these members of congress talk today about what was on the phone call.
-- and offices this senator from Oklahoma has.
Was on it has appeared on fox and he said well secretary Kerry kept saying it the president has a broad range of options.
But they never discussed what any particular option wise so it -- it -- so -- there -- anything so.
We we have this -- situation and then then while the call was going on they got the news that parliament.
You know it's stiff armed David Cameron and you know you can't imagine the president coming out and saying after congressional -- that if it were if it went against him saying.
I get that.
He -- he's the commander TV it did doesn't work that way.
So -- real mess at the wrong and then maybe why he didn't want congress to come back because he's worried about what the vote might be -- supposed.
Yeah I think we should say also that congress could call itself back sure I mean is no reason -- reader John Boehner could not call the -- of the house of both.
Back into Washington to discuss debate as -- income was -- resolution of authorization.
Four for use of force here.
Remember in the runup to the Iraq War which began in march of 03 I mean -- was extended.
Debate about this is debate and in the United Nations.
There was debate in congress congress did actually vote to authorize.
An invasion of Iraq is way smaller than that I mean -- -- loan.
But it's still as he use military force.
And it still is -- or reaction not to an imminent threat or -- attack on the United States.
So I think you've got maybe unanimously got a lot of members of congress who want to be -- -- us.
So is there any chance Byron at this point because it hasn't happened yet in terms of the president coming out and making his case is there any chance that he uses a Mountain Dew point.
Well it's possible I mean didn't do the one thing I think he's really suffered from here.
Is that he hasn't made the case.
For months not just last week.
But for months and months about what's going on Syria what a bad guy Bashar -- is.
What terrible things he's been doing.
And you know the case over and over and over and building.
For some sort of action that way when an aside does step over the Red Line.
President Obama's red line using chemical weapons then you know the present would have laid a foundation for some sort of action he didn't do that I mean.
This -- the psychiatrists out there in the media are saying he just doesn't want to do is the president doesn't wanna do this.
I don't know I don't know what he's thinking but he hasn't lay any foundation for taking action.
And in the politics -- this this fall into congress coming back obviously a lot of -- fiscal matters on the agenda but then there is this serious thing is well will that make it more difficult.
More tense here in Washington after John Boehner sent us a tough player the president the other night saying you haven't made the case mr.
Present yeah it's going to be interest in because.
I think you're gonna have.
If not unanimity.
-- majority in congress demanding that.
They be allowed to authorize that -- to authorizing force on the other hand on the actual substance.
What the United States should do.
I think you're going to be there a lot of divisions.
You know you're hearing are Rand Paul who's leading contender -- -- 2016 presidential nomination Republican Party says look I don't do this course.
That's what we'd expect ground ball to -- that he's he's becoming a pretty influential figure obviously you have John McCain Lindsey Graham.
On the other side in the Republican Party.
This might help the president a little bit to have seen the opposition party divided amongst itself.
Just -- -- the president on other issues in the past.
But we're Democrats are I mean we we we don't really know but I think they'll be significant opposition to that last question do you think it hurt him or helped him -- congress isn't in town right now.
You know I kinda think it hurt him because they think they couldn't all consult for example there's this phone call we talked about last night could not discuss any classified matters because.
There were members of congress scattered all around the country they -- -- secure.
Phone lines so I think it has heard him and I think that there was this moment a few days ago when perhaps the president could have taken action.
And -- gotten it over with whatever he was planning to do and now the longer it goes on you have more and more problems and obstacles arise.
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