I’m disappointed to have to publish this, because it seems pretty clear that Elizabeth Warren has no idea yet about the darker side of this whole situation – at least I hope she has no idea. It’s either that, or perhaps she’s adopted a middle-of-the-road, very politically safe approach. We must all realize that no one person, particularly someone like Elizabeth, can have all the answers. She is likely so very busy trying to function in her reality —and in a way that has our best interests at heart, which may well be very different from yours and mine, and she has had no chance at all to investigate the world that most of us here have learned exists in a very real way. What her words do demonstrate to me, however, is that she believes in the rule of law. ~J
The Huffington Post
by Paige Lavender
Posted: 09/02/2013 1:33 pm EDT
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said “it’s appropriate” for President Barack Obama to seek approval from Congress before taking military action in Syria.
“It’s appropriate that he ask for that,” Warren said at the annual Central Massachusetts AFL-CIO Labor Day breakfast, according to the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.
“What the Assad regime did is reprehensible, but we have to consider what’s in America’s best interest,” Warren said.
“This would not be an open-ended intervention. We would not put boots on the ground. Instead, our action would be designed to be limited in duration and scope,” Obama said during remarks in the White House Rose Garden. “But I’m confident we can hold the Assad regime accountable for their use of chemical weapons, deter this kind of behavior, and degrade their capacity to carry it out.”
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said the House will consider a measure on Syrian military action the week of Sept. 9, when lawmakers return from recess.
But Obama’s not waiting to address the issue. According to the AP, the president invited Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) to the White House for a Monday meeting to address concerns of those who feel Obama isn’t doing enough to punish Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government for an Aug. 21 attack that killed at least 1,429 civilians.