Bill Maher: Tea Party Won't Love Obama for Syria Decision Because "President Blackenstein Did It"
Bill Maher: Tea Party Won’t Love Obama for Syria Decision Because “President Blackenstein Did It” (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Obama is being raked over hot coals for his decision to seek Congressional approval for any military strikes against Syria over Bashar Al Assad allegedly use of neurotoxin sarin on his people. Comedian Bill Maher weighed in on Twitter, saying, “Kudos to Barry for restoring constitution re war powers. Tea People shld luv it but of course wont cuz President Blackenstein did it.”

Others aren’t embracing President Obama’s decision to punt to Congress on a possible military offensive. The Washington Post reports that Syrian state-run newspaper Al-Thawra published a front-page article boldly predicting that President Obama’s decision was the beginning of American “retreat:”

“Whether the Congress lights the red or green light for an aggression, and whether the prospects of war have been enhanced or faded, President Obama has announced yesterday, by prevaricating or hinting, the start of the historic American retreat.”

Syrian opposition activist Tariq al-Dimashqi also weighed in saying “We are so deeply disappointed.” “This is all just another political game. If they wanted to hit Assad, they would attack immediately, no delay, no warning.”