It is no accident that President Obama’s speech calling for war by another name was
given on September 10 – the eve of an anniversary of horror in the United
It is no accident that President Obama mentioned Russia in his speech.
It is no accident that President Obama referred to “Kurdish” rather than “Iraqi”
intelligence – as something separate and distinct.
It is no accident that President Obama asserted his ‘authority’ to act as he already has
and clearly plans to continue to do, congressional imprimatur or no.
It is no accident that President Obama referenced no direct threat to the United
States, but raised all of our collective bogey men to stir our fear of what might
"The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation." Interview with then-Senator Obama, Boston Globe, December 20, 2007.