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Analyst: Irony In President Obama’s Request To Congress To Act Against Syria

AT SEA - AUGUST 7, 2013: In this handout released by the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) is assisted by a tug boat as it pulls away from the pier at Naval Station Norfolk August 7, 2013 in Norfolk, Virginia. In a response to a alleged chemical weapons attack on its own people by the Syrian regime the USS Mahan, the USS Barry, the USS Ramage, and the USS Gravely, all Arleigh Burke-class destroyers carrying Tomahawk land-attack missiles, are en route or in position in the eastern Mediterranean for a possible strike on Syrian military assets on August 28, 2013. (Photo by U.S. Navy via Getty Images)
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What is that we are actually debating when it comes to action against Syria, a conflict or a war?

Frank Vernuccio, the editor in chief of the New York Analysis of Policy and Government, joined WIBX First News with Keeler in the Morning talk about the pending military action against Syria – for alleged use of chemical weapons – and explained his take on the irony of the whole situation.

Vernuccio said, in 2003, then-Senator Obama said weapons of mass destruction, primarily gas weapons, did not exist in Iraq. Shortly before the American invasion in Iraq, the Israeli secret service – The Mossad – photographed trucks leaving Baghdad, taking those weapons to Syria. Now, President Obama wants [the US] to go to war to prevent the use of these weapons, which Senator Obama said never existed in the first place.

Vernuccio notes more irony, in that Obama is seeking approval from Congress, something he’s said he doesn’t need.

”When the British parliament, in an historic vote, decided not follow along with [US] President Obama’s plan, or lack of planning, actually, the President felt vulnerable and decided he needed the public relations protection of a congressional approval,”

”Former presidential adviser David Axelrod tweeter, Isn’t this wonderful, If Congress approves and it goes right, the President can take credit. If it goes wrong, he can blame Congress,” Vernuccio said.

The U.S. Senate will vote on Monday (SEPT. 9) to vote on the War Powers resolution regarding authorization to proceed.

Full intervew from WIBX First News with Keeler in the Morning:

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