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I'm Jim accessible to you that the politics of going to congress it instantly.
Initial reaction when I.
Was Smart politics is that they want they wanted to be consulting he's saying yes and in the meantime he gets every one of them.
All in the Iraq -- 888 there's a risk of -- but politically speaking domestically speaking leaving aside the farm policy elements.
It was just wasn't a good play.
Well I mean my friend Gordon Silverstein has professor at that it Yale Law School wrote a book.
Probably a decade ago called in balance of powers in which you said that exactly that's a president.
-- is should get the congress to go along with the war.
Because the war whatever please visit -- south at least a little bit and the president be level by himself isolated and so yes.
A present as well as -- to Obey the constitution article one section eight and and ask the congress -- power.
However that the the wrinkle here is that the president originally planned not to do it this way.
I think then felt the once a British.
It they use their constitutional power to have to reject the war there.
The president felt isolated so it's clear edit that he only went to congress for the body -- -- -- desperation has not even clear -- the congress says no.
That the president will say they're broke I go buyers say so so I think the president's but it's over a very tough -- -- could get a lot tougher and wouldn't Smart politics all just too risky all of.
I think another record as saying I have no friends at the Yale Law School and nothing -- -- You know out of that building -- -- in the New Haven city perimeter players ever might not branding and rightly so rightly so -- that's right a 100% right every does that.
It's a gamble it's gonna be Smart politics of congress goes along with him because then they'll -- it never happens.
Although I'm not so sure that.
The congress Cologne that would happen with Iraq with the blame bush when congress but at least congressman voted if it got bad.
If it doesn't -- congress does not do this that I I you know I don't know with options for the present our I cannot envision.
But he then goes ahead and -- military strike.
In defiance of congress I think that would create a massive massive political problem -- so it's a humongous gamble and if it pays off OK it doesn't pay.
He's a look at data camera -- -- but he must resemble these these -- But June if -- of congress says no if it does obviously a very big if trying to but if it if they say no and then the president thinks I need to abide by that.
Politically and legally speaking.
Very much weakened America's standing in the world.
-- and it it is especially weakens present Obama because he's won a -- and I -- the -- it tries he might depend this red -- com.
The United States or the -- older of the UN under the world you know Geneva -- or whatever -- it was it was the president has said it.
Not the rest of us.
-- weakens him dramatically and I guess that that that not certainly not a plus for the country.
Yeah hoping I didn't I.
I had nothing to add anything and everything you keep escalating -- not so much work -- that I could ever played about.
It does weaken -- and here's where we get us.
If we had the commander in chief of the president -- states that that the greatest superpower the only superpower in the country this by Vladimir Putin wants to believe.
Is out there saying right now that there's a red line in Syria and Syria crosses the spread -- which has.
We do nothing what does that say to Iraq seem to need only I was not and intervention so only.
Argument that I would make other humanitarian reasons for intervening in this answered in this humanitarian crisis that we're where's -- and that doesn't mean anything -- -- The only reason I would consider current congress voting for this is not because of serious because of Iraq.
Because we also a red light with -- we've been very clear you start spinning centrifuges into nuclear weapons delivery systems.
We will do something to stopping anything to stop you.
The Iranians you're looking at this you're saying wait a second this is exactly what he said about side step with Americans upset about chemical weapons Syria.
But yet the Americans do nothing.
We have even more impunity to do whatever we want -- on its -- Syria's not -- to stabilize.
Places like Jordan and possibly Saudi Arabia and the Turkey which is -- is very little to stabilize.
But it would really.
Really really present massive problems for us and Iran which means we alienate Japan really in the Middle East not serious yeah.
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