This is an excellent, MUST READ article by historian Tim Stanley, who specializes in modern US history; check it out!
Obama and Syria: Britain has helped Obama rediscover the Constitution. No need to thank us, America – Telegraph Blogs.
I too think this is a very shrewd move by President Obama to gain Congressional approval; he claims that that military intervention in Syria is not time limited so this gives him room for further leverage using the US’s full weight.
I support the return to democracy.
Let me now turn this to an open question:
Should President Hollande now seek French parliamentary approval before military intervention in Syria?