I would oppose the use of military force by the U.S. against Syria no matter the process that the administration uses to justify/initiate any act of war. It simply isn’t in the national interest for the U.S. to get involved in a civil conflict such as this one. But even if you think it is important for the U.S. to intervene, doesn’t it make sense that President Obama should – at the least – be consulting with Congress and seeking its approval. There is absolutely no rush to use force. No one is suggesting that the U.S. is in any imminent danger of being attacked by Syria and thus there are no speed considerations like in actual national defense. Moreover, nothing I’ve read in the papers suggests that the Syrian opposition is about to collapse (assuming that the U.S. has an interest in keeping the opposition alive). So what is the rush? Didn’t the Founders specifically empower Congress in this area so that, among other things, a reasonable discussion of the issue could be had by our representatives (and through the discussion, a wiser policy formed)?