No, seriously — I need somebody to parse this:

President Barack Obama said he retains the right to order strikes against Syria even if Congress doesn’t authorize them, but he is seeking approval from U.S. lawmakers because he thinks it will strengthen America’s response.

“We will be stronger as a country in our response if the president and Congress does it together,” Mr. Obama said at a news conference on Wednesday in Stockholm.

Asked whether he would launch strikes in Syria if Congress doesn’t authorize them, the president said: “As commander in chief I always preserve the right and the responsibility to act on behalf of America’s national security. I don’t believe that I was required to take this to Congress. But I did not take this to Congress because I think it’s an empty exercise.”

I can’t make heads nor tails of this, so I’m pretty sure this means that Professor Ditherton Wiggleroom has completely lost the use of his mouth, and all sounds now emanate directly out of his ass.