Pres. Obama wants the American public to give him permission to wage war in Syria, but a Bloomberg news report on Sept. 9 states that it appears the president can't even get many of the members of his own party to support such a military strike.
It isn't surprising, as Obama campaigned on ending wars, which he stated himself during the G20 Summit broadcast covered by Grab Media Network. In that telecast speech he states quite emphatically that "I was elected to end wars, not start 'em."
To that end, and in his own words, Obama stated that "I've spent the last four and a half years doing everything in my power to reduce our reliance on military power as a means of meeting our international obligations and protecting the American people."
So why does the anti-war president now want Americans to sanction his desire to go into a war when it will not be in a battle specifically meant to protect the people he was elected to protect?
According to the president, he wants to stand up for something he cares about, and to do that it means he has to send American troops to war in Syria. Now all that remains is for the voters in this nation to decide if what their president cares about and what they care about are the same thing.