Behind The Mic With Joe Mathieu: Should Obama Seek Congressional Approval On Syria?

August 28, 2013 11:00 AM
Behind The Mic With Joe Mathieu: Should Obama Seek Congressional Approval On Syria?
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" BOSTON (CBS) - The idea almost sounds quaint. An American president asking Congress to approve an act of war.

Hasn’t happened very often in this country over the past half century. World War II was the last time we formally declared war. Yet our military has been quite busy since then.

Here’s the deal.

The U.S. Constitution gives Congress the power to declare war. And it also gives the president power to repel attacks against the country as Commander-in-Chief "

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