House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi pressed top administration officials Thursday night to take military action to punish Syrian President Bashar Assad in response to reports that he used chemical weapons in his nation’s ongoing civil war.
“It is clear that the American people are weary of war. However, Assad gassing his own people is an issue of our national security, regional stability and global security,” Pelosi said in a statement after the 90-minute conference call with members of the National Security Council and 26 high-ranking lawmakers.
The simple fact of the matter is that the Obamessiah does not have the authority under the Constitution to commit an act of war. Congress and Congress alone has that authority. And yeah, lobbing explosives at Syria is an act of war. Hell, just overflying their airspace can be considered an act of war.