In a surprise move, Barack Obama has announced he will seek Congressional approval for his plan to attack Syria – though he has no need to do so, and did not seek such authorisation when he ordered attacks on Libya
So why has he done so?
Given the US public appears as much, if not more, against interfering in Syria than the UK public, and Congress has not been particularly supportive of Obama in the past, this seems a risky manoeuvre
Or perhaps, having boxed himself into a corner, he is hoping that . . . Congress will let him off the hook and save his sorry arse by following the example set by British Parliamentarians and refuse to authorise military action against Syria?