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letters | raised stakes in syria

President makes huge misstep in passing baton to Congress

President Obama’s decision to seek congressional approval for a military strike on Syria betrays a tentativeness and uncertainty that can only result in a taint on his presidency.

First, our commander in chief is ceding authority on a matter of national interest to a body that seizes any opportunity coming its way to frustrate and embarrass him. When deciding on the right thing to do, a leader does not seek the counsel of opponents.

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