Does Obama Really Want to Bomb Syria Anymore?

Easy lay-up for Citizens United today: Just putting Obama’s contradictory “red line” comments together . . . 

In recent days, it has seemed like Obama doesn’t really want to go forward with this. The military action once considered urgent can be delayed until Congress returns from its recess; now the president is emphasizing that the “red line” that the action would enforce wasn’t really his policy, his threat, his statement.

If the president doesn’t really want to go forward with this . . . why should we?

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