Good for President Obama for seeking congressional authorization for a strike on Syria. Among other things, it will give the administration more time to come up with a coherent strategy that has a plausible chance of advancing American interests. The current strategy of focusing outrage on Syrian government atrocities while limiting the strike to a “shot across the bow” of Syria strikes me as nonsensical. It would be an act of war that would not be designed to bring about the defeat of those that the United States attacked. I hope Congress asks tough questions and the Obama administration has some good answers.

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