President Obama is due to speak tonight on Syria and it is unclear what he will say but it is safe to assume that the President will assume that he has the right to bomb Syria if he wants to.
It's a prerogative that all US presidents assume, the right to kill any foreigner anywhere. It is never in question. The only matters debated: which foreigners shall we kill, for what purpose?
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