The proposed resolution is far more about what he won’t do against the Islamic State than what he will.
The authorization for the use of military force against the Islamic State that the Obama administration sent Congress this week is not worthy of the name. Its language is far more about what the president won’t do against the terrorist army that controls much of Syria and Iraq — limits on ground troops and a sunset provision for the authorization after three years — than what he will do. Congress should reject it.
Obama wants out of the Middle East. He is not at all serious about attacking ISIS lest he offend his Ummah.