Gene Healy on Obama and Syria


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Tonight, President Obama, who rose to the presidency on the strength of stirring speeches, goes back to the well with a prime-time address urging Congress to authorize an attack on Syria. Meanwhile, Secretary of State John Kerry continues to insist that "the president has the power" to wage war without Congress. So what happens next? If President Obama loses the vote and launches airstrikes anyway, writes Gene Healy, he should be impeached.