It would be a big mistake for President Obama to escalate the military activity in the Middle East on his own. Congress should be made to vote for or against it. George W. Bush was smart in that he had the Congress vote for war. (Of course, calling anyone who voted against it “un-American” didn’t hurt.)
Now the GOP can beat Democrats over the head with their vote. Without the Congress’ vote, Obama will “own” whatever happens, especially if it is turns out bad.
E.T. Shafer, Islamorada