He moves himself, and the country, out of a corner, with two important choices.
Make the case to Congress, and make them vote.
It would be better for America if Congress had to consider the arguments for military action. It would be better for Obama too.
Passed when the Pentagon and World Trade Center rubble were still smoking, the AUMF has been the basis for everything since.
Every now and then we see how hard his balancing act is.
The presidential election of 2008 mattered. This one matters more.
A speech that does the job
Two different trips, in 2008 and in 2012: What a difference incumbency makes.
Want to see "false equivalence" in its pure form? Here you go.
What the president said, and why he said it
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'He sacrificed his queen to win the greatest game'