When they were senators, both of them took the position that the president does not have the Constitutional authority to wage war without the consent of Congress. Biden even went so far as to say it was an impeachable offense. And so political hypocrisy will truly come full-circle if Obama bombs Syria without Congressional authority. At that point there will not remain a single substantive policy distinction between Obama and George W. Bush. OK, Obama is a little less hostile to reproductive rights. But seriously, is there anything else? In terms of rhetoric, I really can't tell them apart any more. The Obama administration is literally reading from the same script. "We have to bomb Saddam/Assad because he gassed his own people." Ye gods, the two names are almost anagrams of each other!
You know, if Obama really does bomb Syria without Congressional authorization, I hope they do impeach him, not so much because I want to see him impeached, but because I want to see if watching Republicans impeach Obama for doing what George Bush did is enough to finally get the American people angry about the stampeding bald-faced hypocrisy on both sides of the aisle. I'll give long odds against. Either way, it will be fun to watch.