In an interview airing the night before Obama meets with other world leaders at the United Nations, the president said, “If Gov. Romney is suggesting that we should start another war, he should say so.”
Here is the only way the world actually works. There are civilized countries and savage countries. In a civilized country, the government and people may not like you, they may cheat you and take advantage of you in all sorts of ways, but they will not drag your corpse into the street for their amusement. In savage countries they will do that unless they have good reason to fear the consequences.
Obama declared war on Libya (minus the declaring part) from his vacation in sunny Rio. When the US consulate in Benghazi came under fire, Obama was in Vegas. If Iran ever gets the bomb, it will probably use it while Obama is practicing his swing at Martha’s Vineyard or sunning himself on a Maui beach, careful to show his best side to the photographers.
Article I, Section 8 gives Congress the power to declare war. Under the congressionally enacted War Powers Act, Mr. Obama had 60 days to get congressional approval after U.S. bombs started dropping in Tripoli, but he didn’t bother. Putting the Muslim Brotherhood in charge of yet another Arab nation appeared to be a higher priority than following the law.