In order to justify a potential attack on Syria, the president knows he needs to build a case based on the national security interests of the United States:
"This attack is an assault on human dignity. It also presents a serious danger to our national security. It risks making a mockery of the global prohibition on the use of chemical weapons."
Finally, Mr. Obama has discovered a rule that he agrees should be enforced: The global prohibition of the use of chemical weapons.
Obama regularly makes a mockery of the rule of law, blocking the slam-dunk prosecution of the Black Panthers, suing the state of Arizona to stop enforcing federal laws that the federal government was punting on, moving all the deadlines out for the implementation of Obamacare and approving waivers for any and all favored parties without securing any changes to the law through congress... and then he expects us to line up beside this rule?
Rules are rules, Mr. Obama. You can only lean on them for support when you also agree to play by them yourself.