In the latest attempt to get him to do it, they are threatening to cut off funding for the "kinetic military action" as Obama puts it.
So, the question is two-fold this week.
Should Obama be required to ask approval under the war powers act? Does it qualify? Is it a "war" instead of a simple military action? Does asking him tie the hands of the President to rapidly respond to an emerging crisis? Should Obama, given his status as the first black President and an all-around great guy, be exempt when other Presidents would not?
Secondly, does cutting off funding go too far? Is this a legitimate exercise of Congressional powers or is it using politics to get a point across at the risk of endangering our troops?
What are your thoughts?