Historically this is very significant. Sadly, Congress does not assert its responsibilities nearly as often as it should in foreign policy, and particularly where war is concerned. So to have a significant majority of the House—almost all of one party and a sizeable chunk of the president’s own party—register strong disagreement with a major decision of this sort is really quite significant.

It doesn’t end here. We will, I hope, move on to further legislation, but this is a very significant vote. I know the Republicans tried to mock it by saying, “Oh, well, it’s not important because it’s non-binding