YouTube/ABCNews Obama may ignore Congress to attack sYria
According to John Kerry, the U.S. secretary of State, the U.S. has enough evidence that Bashar al-Assad's government used sarin nerve gas outside Damascus in the notorious chemical attack which affected thousands of Syrian civilians. That is why Mr Obama has every right to ignore what the Congress may say on this.
Mr Kerry's statement may sound arrogant to some as it is only on Sunday when the U.S. president vowed that he would leave the decision of proceeding on a military intervention on Syria to the Congress. Mr Kerry further clarified the stance, saying that the U.S. government did not contemplate that it would be a negative decision by the Congress.
In a similar situation, David Cameron, the British prime minister, lost the motion to proceed in favour of a military attack on Syria. The decision to join hands with the U.S. to have a military intervention of Syria was voted against. It was emphatically stated that the nation would not like to repeat the mistake it had made by attacking Iraq in 2003.
Mr Kerry, on the other hand, seemed unperturbed by the way the Congress might react to the decision. Hair and blood samples for the eastern part of Damascus have tested positive. The suspicion of the involvement of the Syrian government behind the chemical attack gets reconfirmed over and over again. Nevertheless, Mr Kerry informed that the evidence that U.S. possessed had not come for the UN. He did not name the sources of the samples, nor did he give any details of the place where the samples got tested.
However, President Barack Obama's appeal to have a military strike against Syria is apparently going to face strong opposition in the Congress. Leading lawmakers in the country informed that Congress was extremely sceptical about it. The government may be asked to rewrite the proposal in a particular manner to get an approval.