The amendment quotes from a response Obama gave the Boston Globe back in 2007 as a Senator, in which Obama said that “the President does not have the power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.”
vs. Obama now:
"We may not be directly imminently threatened by what's taking place in a
Kosovo or a Syria or a Rwanda in the short-term but our long-term
national security will be impacted in a profound way and our humanity's
impacted in a profound way."
Sounds remarkably like Some have said we must not act until the threat is imminent. Since when
have terrorists and tyrants announced their intentions, politely putting
us on notice before they strike?
If this threat is permitted to fully and suddenly emerge, all actions,
all words and all recriminations would come too late. Trusting in the
sanity and restraint of Saddam Hussein is not a strategy, and it is not
doesn't it? And Obama thinks/thought that was garbage. My, how things change.