An interesting theory (based on nothing) on President Obama's call for congressional authorization to intervene militarily in Syria, brought to you by usually-at-least-half-wrong pundit Dick Morris:
Why is the president asking for congressional approval of his intervention? Is it a sudden concern for the limitations of executive power? Or is it a desire to use the gas episode to get a Gulf of Tonkin-style open-ended OK for intervention in this civil war? Could it be related to his desire to appease the Saudi monarchy by backing the rebels that Riyadh desperately wants to win?
Saudi Arabia does support U.S. interventino in Syria but so do France and Turkey.
Read Morris' full column at The Hill.