Steve Chapman on Obama and Syria



In the runup to an attack on Syria, some disenchanted voters were thinking, "This wouldn't be happening if we had elected Barack Obama." On Saturday, writes Steve Chapman, they got a welcome surprise: They did elect Barack Obama. That would be the Obama who opposed George W. Bush's aggressive interpretation of presidential war powers. Unlike the Obama who went to war in Libya without congressional approval, this time around the president is acting with more regard for the law and the Constitution.