Consequences of Going to War with Syria

Bomb Syria? President Barack Obama Must Obey Congress if it Votes No

The Framers of the Constitution gave most military powers to Congress:  raising and funding the military, writing the rules of war, issuing letters of marquee, and ratifying treaties -- and tellingly, according to article 1, sec. 8 (11), that "Congress shall have the power ... to declare war."

Assad Warns of Payback If US Strikes

Fox News Staff

The Syrian leader said the U.S. can expect "every action" if America strikes. He suggested retaliation could come from the opposition, as well as his government and allies. 

Unintended Consequences of Syria

Joseph Shattan, American Spectator

Advocates of intervention in Syria argue that a failure to act would undermine our credibility. Our credibility in the Middle East is at an all-time low, but bombing Syria would make it worse.