"It’s his Hail Mary pass. He is thinking in terms of Congress and in terms of public opinion in the US. You can say this is a win-win situation: the senate is a slam dunk – he’s going to win. Congress is more complicated, it’s dominated by Republicans. If they say yes, he’ll go ahead – and become “Nobel Prize Winner – former President Obama.” If Congress says no, he can always say, “Look, I tried, but they don’t want me to bomb anybody.”
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