Constitutional scholar: resolution eerily like previous Gulf of Tonkin resolution
September 4, 2013
Despite Secretary of State John Kerry’s assurance that Arab countries will pay for an attack on Syria, opposition to the ill-conceived operation is growing.
The National Review Online quotes Rep. Matt Salmon
of Arizona. Salmon said hundreds of constituents – with the exception
of two – have called his office urging him to resist the move in
Congress to vote in favor of attacking Syria.
“I don’t see any national-security imperative for our country at all.
Both sides in this equation are bad actors,” Salmon said. “Other than
saving face for the president, I don’t understand what we would be
doing,” he added.
Salmon also told the NRO few believe Obama’s strikes will be
surgical. “Nobody believes this is going to be a couple surgical
strikes,” he said dismissively.