In an unprecedented move, Russian President Vladimir Putin wrote an open letter to the American people and their political leaders in today’s NT Times (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/12/opinion/putin-plea-for-caution-from-russia-on-syria.html?_r=0). His claim that the chemical weapons used in Syria were by rebel forces and not the government, As a matter of fact, every claim our President made Putin countered.
I am no expert in presidential power but I understand the precarious position in which our President now finds himself. Does this argument continue in the newspapers? Are we to hear another speech from the White House? Where does Congress fit into this particular context?
I am no prophet nor the son of a prophet yet I see the shifting of the balance of power in our world away from the US and towards a more European centered balance. Though we may still have one of the most powerful standing military forces, we may very well have given up the moral strength to use them.
If ever God’s people needed to pray for our President, now is the time.