Judge Andrew Napolitano: What Is the Syrian War Good For?


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President Obama's request for express congressional authorization for a limited aerial invasion of Syria raises profound legal and constitutional questions, writes Judge Andrew Napolitano. For starters, there is simply no legal basis in international law to support an American invasion of Syria. Yet, notwithstanding that, federal law permits the president to commit U.S. military forces anywhere he wants for up to 90 days, without express authorization from Congress. So, why did Obama ask for the authorization he surely knows he already has?