The challenge Syrian genocide represents is the latest reason for, yet another, Republican political smoke screen to foul the national dialog and hide their sinister agenda of ridiculing the President for any position he might take.
There is no reason to believe consultation with the Congress will yield any insight or wisdom on how to handle the wholesale slaughter going on in Syria. This is a Congress who, by all accounts, is incapable of making any policy decisions and who’s comfort zone is holding dozens of futile votes to repeal a law that have no chance to advance past the House. The 113th Congress can’t create a job or make an investment in the future security of our planet or protect exploitation of our labor force or guarantee equal rights to women or repair the collapsing infrastructure or do anything except block progress in all these areas.
That being the case, I can only hope the President calls their bluff. Without offering any course of action, he can simply brief them and request that they exercise their right to decide what they want to do. This would, of course, be an insurmountable problem for them. They are, after all, incapable of any meaningful action.