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Obama Has No Intention to Strike Syria if Congress Says No: Aide

Posted By admin On September 6, 2013 @ 11:05 am In Featured Stories,Tile,U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Olivier Knox
Yahoo! News [1]
September 6, 2013

“The president, of course, has the authority to act. But it’s neither his desire, nor his intention, to use that authority absent Congress backing him,” Blinken said.

Blinken’s comments lent weight to a New York Times report published on Friday that cited unnamed officials as saying that Obama views going to war if Congress says no as “almost unthinkable” — and even a potential trigger for impeachment proceedings against him.

A White House spokeswoman later seemed to dial back from Blinken and the Times report.

“I’m not going to speculate on the President’s decision-making if they don’t approve; we think they will,” White House spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden told Yahoo News.

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[1] Yahoo! News: http://news.yahoo.com/obama-has-no--intention--to-strike-syria-if-congress-says-no--aide-130403503.html

[2] Senior at State Dept.: If Congress says ‘no’ to Syria, Obama will strike anyway: http://www.prisonplanet.com/senior-at-state-dept-if-congress-says-no-to-syria-obama-will-strike-anyway.html

[3] Obama confident Congress will vote to strike Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-confident-congress-will-vote-to-strike-syria.html

[4] Will Congress Reject Obama’s Attack on Syria?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/will-congress-reject-obamas-attack-on-syria.html

[5] Mixed Messages: White House Rules Out Strike Without Congress Vote, Obama Does Not: http://www.prisonplanet.com/mixed-messages-white-house-rules-out-strike-without-congress-vote-obama-does-not.html

[6] Boehner to Obama: How Does Syria Plan Comport With ‘Exclusive’ Constitutional Power of Congress?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/boehner-to-obama-how-does-syria-plan-comport-with-exclusive-constitutional-power-of-congress.html

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