September 9, 2013
THIS WILL END WELL: Congress May Be Headed For A Split Verdict On Syria.
Would a Senate endorsement alone give President Barack Obama sufficient political backing to launch a missile strike on Syria?
With flimsy support in the House, the Senate may be the best chance Obama has to get the thumbs-up from Congress that he’s looking for — though by no means is a favorable result in the Senate a slam dunk.
The president himself refused to say what he would do if Congress split or refused to authorize the use of force against Syria.
Possible strategy — favorable vote in the Senate, followed by “urgent need to act immediately” before House can vote.