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Saturday, April 8, 2017

The US just attacked Syria. So where's Congress?

The US just attacked Syria. So where's Congress?

Approximately 72 hours after the world woke up to another chemical weapons attack on civilians perpetrated by Assad regime warplanes, President Trump responded with a "go" order to the U.S. military.
Fifty-nine Tomahawk cruise missiles from the USS Porter and the USS Ross based in the Mediterranean Sea were launched in the direction of the very airfield where the chemical weapons strike in Idlib province originated. After the barrage was over, Trump gave a quick statement from his Florida retreat, stating the military action that he ordered was in response to an attack that was "an affront to humanity" and an insult to everyone who values international law.
There was one giant actor missing in this entire story, however: The U.S. Congress.

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