What an amateur:
Before revealing he would seek approval from Congress, the President made clear that “we are prepared to strike whenever we choose.”
Strikes would be “effective tomorrow or next week or one month from now,” Obama said, adding that he is “prepared to give that order.”
So, while telegraphing to Syria and the world that we may do something, he is going to seek approval from Congress but reserves the right to go to war if he wants to even if they so no….
Is that about the gist of it?