While some have praised President Obama’s decision to ask for congressional approval before launching a military strike on the Syrian regime, Charles Krauthammer on Monday dismissed that idea -- calling the president’s decision one of expediency, not principle.
“His respect for the separation of powers and the role of Congress is rather minimal as he showed with suspension of provisions of health care, the creation of the Dream Act, they won executive fiat by suspending half of the immigration laws,” Krauthammer said on Fox News' "Special Report With Bret Baier."
“Look this isn't a sudden stroke of constitutionalism, this is simply expediency and delay," he continued. "The problem is not that he's not selling his strategy, it's that he doesn't have a strategy, and that's the reason everybody left, right and center has no idea what he's doing. He zig-zags left and right, he telegraphs he's going to strike, he does nothing, he calls in the Congress and then he goes off and plays golf, when his secretary of state had given a speech a day before with remarkable urgency and passion.”