President Obama says the participation of five Arab states in last night’s attacks in Iraq “shows the world that this is not America’s fight alone.” The President did not ask Congress for authority to strike targets in Syria. Instead, he relied on intelligence claims that the US was facing an attack on the homeland. Tomorrow, he’ll chair a meeting of the UN Security Council and make the case for a broader coalition.
Airstrikes Just the Beginning of a Long Campaign
- Eli Lake - Bloomberg View - @EliLake
- Adam Schiff - Democratic congressman representing Burbank - @RepAdamSchiff
- Robert Scales - US Army (retired)
- Jean-Marie Guehenno - International Crisis Group - @JGuehenno