Commentary: Should the United State start a war against North Korea if it’s leaders refuse to give up their nuclear weapons program? And, should that decision be made by just one man?
Those are questions that our nation’s leaders, including those in Congress, should be urgently and publicly debating. But, the fact that they are not shouldn’t be surprising.
When President Donald Trump launched missile strikes in Syria following chemical weapons attacks by the Assad government, he became the third president to take military action under the Authorization for Use of Military Force passed by Congress in the days following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
Congress has completely abdicated its responsibility since then. The consequences of that were not as grave when Barrack Obama was president as they are now.