“None of the seven wars we’re involved with now has anything to do with 9/11.”
A slight change in their tune
“Mr. President, are you all in or not?”
“Whatever steps, if any, may be required should be taken by our nation, not just by our President.”
“A failure to properly identify the enemy.”
The limits of Congressional power
“What does this do to how we’re perceived?”
Do we stay or do we go?
“It’s not a complete waste of time …”
Operation Unenduring Obligation?
Rubio: “You don’t have anyone over there who could type that up real quick?”
“He doesn’t believe we should send a bunch of troops in to start a ground war. But …”
“Is there anything left to the Constitution’s requirement that it’s the Congress’s role to declare war?”
“Frankly, we ought to give the president what he’s asking for.”
“I believe as commander-in-chief he has the absolute power to carry out these attacks.”
“I’m not going to put new labels on it.”
Don’t bet on another Anbar Awakening.
“…similar to the results of an AP-GfK poll in July 2016.”
“Maybe [Americans] don’t feel as if our public life reflects our best.”