Syria Vote vs. Iraq, Kosovo, Somalia

Washington may be split by partisanship, but politics stop at the water’s edge, or so goes the old saw. That is, when it comes to using military force, lawmakers moves past simple Red/Blue distinctions and come together. But in recent weeks, many lawmakers have voiced concern that the “water’s edge” tradition is now at risk when it comes to Syria, as President Barack Obama faces an uphill battle to gain support for a resolution to use force. …

But how real is the bi-partisan tradition to begin with? [cont.]

Dante Chinni, Wall Street Journal