Loc: Alexandria, VA
Originally Posted By: lanovami
For once I agree with those on the right, who will hate Obama no matter what. We should not go in. I grieve for the Syrian people, but it will only create more horribleness in the near and far flung future. Why the right was so for Iraq and so against Syria, I don't know but..
I tend to think that if you're in a situation with no good options, you should probably go with the not-good option that doesn't involve killing people. I'm also wondering -- since Barry obviously really, really doesn't want to go in militarily -- why he doesn't go to Congress for approval. Seemed to get Cameron off the hook (although the press is playing that as some sort of great defeat for Cameron, I think it's what he was secretly wanting all along) ...
Agreed 6-er. We need to take a hypocratic oath- do NO harm ! Barring Steve's choice, I see only 1 option ...walk away. The American people are war-weary and doubtful - I only wish they'd been that way in 2002-3 !!
I wish BO would go to the Congress and get the same answer as Cameron. Then maybe he'd say "never mind" or "the people have spoken!" ! This could be the biggest mistake of his Presidency if he goes it alone. AND I'm afraid if Israel gets involved, that'll really prompt Russia and Iran to jump in and there we go .... another costly FUBAR war !! or he'll (we'll) look like fools !!
I hope in the media discussions that follow, it is pointed out how quickly we can find resources and $ for wars that are NONE of our business, but NOT to fix our own "home front" or help people who are hurting. Gawd that drives me nutz !!
I agree Obama needs to go to Congress first …. otherwise we'll be in a military conflict with Syria, the debt ceiling default will cause global economic havoc, the US government will be shut down …. and The House will be solely consumed with impeachment proceedings.
I heard one report that Obama asked Boeher yesterday about bringing the House back early to confer on the Syria action and Boehner said no. The GOP House wasn't interested in Libya either, only talk of impeachment because the POTUS first told leadership he would, and then acted.
I don't believe there will be a strike on Libya. I think there will be a demand for UN Peacekeepers and increased leverage on Putin to stop his sh!t. Then all the GOP fake peaceniks can stop their charade and start their neocon screaming again that Obama is weak...
Yep. Just like Bush he released the public intelligence briefing …. The US intelligence actually documented the specific rocket launches. The UN found precise evidence of the chemical weapons. Just like Bush. Fake aluminum tubes versus 400 horribly dead children and 1000 horribly dead adults from those same rocket launches… familiar?
Kerry was to the point that these were NOT the same.
Looks familiar exactly how? is there a "Curveball" here? Is Haliburton already receiving no bid contracts before a missle is fired?
Looks familiar exactly how? Like Kosovo? Like Hussein's attack on the Kurds, the sarin attack Reagan was good with?
I heard Kerry specifically say negotiations and diplomacy were the first step. Just like Bush?
I am against any armed conflict, I'm against any involvement or escalation in another country's civil war, but I am more against a humanitarian crisis caused by a dictator using chemical weapons against innocents.
An on the other side of things, my daughter is in Jerusalem today. That's 135 miles from Damascus. That's 15 minutes for a missile to be lobbed into Israel. So I'm am at this moment, as a parent, feeling like I have some skin in the game. I'm thinking long and hard about the consequence of a sarin filled missile landing in Israel. And I have the exact same feeling about those sarin filled missles in the Aug. 21 attack in the Ghouta area outside Damascus.
If one just hears the word. We have the state dept broadcasting to the people convincing them that we need to take arms to a Foriegn nation. That's what I say is familiar cause it is. I realize this community wants to support this president and wouldn't have agreed with Bush no matter. I didn't support Bush and I'm questioning this one.
But the rhetoric is the same.
I just hope that Obama doesn't kill too many innocent children, to use Kerry's words
If we don't count our blessings We are just wasting our time
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