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Obama Delays Decision on Syria

President Asks for Congressional OK

September 1, 2013

WASHINGTON — Delaying what had loomed as an imminent strike, President Barack Obama abruptly announced Saturday he will seek congressional approval before launching any military action meant to......

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Blackrock

Sep-01-13 5:14 AM

Poor Obama. No allies, no domestic support, no clue at all. What a disgrace of a president.

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LogHog

Sep-01-13 5:50 AM

I was glad to hear this. maybe we don't have a king after all. now congress, do the right thing and vote no on attacking Syria

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daWraith

Sep-01-13 8:23 AM

Foreign Policy . com:

"American intelligence agencies had indications three days beforehand that the Syrian regime was poised to launch a lethal chemical attack that killed more than a thousand people and has set the stage for a possible U.S. military strike on Syria.

The disclosure -- part of a larger U.S. intelligence briefing on Syria's chemical attacks -- raises all sorts of uncomfortable questions for the American government. First and foremost: What, if anything, did it do to notify the Syrian opposition of the pending attack?

In a call with reporters Friday afternoon, senior administration officials did not address whether this information was shared with rebel groups in advance of the attack. A White House spokeswoman declined to comment on whether the information had been shared."

AMATEUR HOUR!

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daWraith

Sep-01-13 8:26 AM

McClatchy News Service:

" . . . .But there are military and political risks in the process.

Militarily, a desperate Assad could use the time while Obama waits for a Congressional debate to launch another chemical weapon attack, either in his own country or elsewhere in the Middle East, turning a civil war into a regional conflict.

Politically, Obama could emerge as a weakened leader, finding it even more difficult to push his proposals through."

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wvhoopie

Sep-01-13 8:27 AM

It is proper for Pres Obama to go to Congress. Now we need to start hearing what position our lawmakers are taking. Open debate nationally. What is Boehners position? McKinley, where do you stand? Sen Machin and Rockefeller, where do you stand and then tell us why. Shelly Capito wants to be our Senator, where do you stand and why? This is a republic, so representatives, where do you stand and why? Personally, as heinous as those acts committed by Syrians, I'm sick of war, the lying to go to war, the trillions spent on nation building. I'm sick of Halliburton raking hundreds of millions in tax payer profit. I do not want this to happen, but we need to hear from our reps, where do you stand and why?

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daWraith

Sep-01-13 8:29 AM

Remember the Hillary campaign commercial?

"Its 2:00 AM and the Red Phone rings . . . . Whom do you want in the White House?"

Now we know what would happen.

VOICEMAIL! " This Barack Obama. Sorry I cannot come to the Red Phone Hot Line but I am out playing golf in some exclusive White area like Martha's Vineyard.

Please leave your name and number at the tone and I will got back with you about this dire world threatening emergency...!

BEEEEEEEEEP!"

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daWraith

Sep-01-13 8:35 AM

WVDroopie, yeah PASS THE BUCK to CONGRESS.

It's not Obama's fault, boo hoo.

BTW you friggen IDIOT, Halliburton sold off the Kellogg Brown Root (KBR) division that did work in the Mideast in 2007.

Obama likes KBR them so much they received BONUS COMPENSATION under HIS administration as well as massive NEW contracts.

Stop the lying Bushsheeet!

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Ragnar

Sep-01-13 8:58 AM

Republican president + war = BAD.

Social Democrat Party president + war = GOOD.

All of those missing WMDs from Iraq? Yep. They are Syria, now.

That picture of dozens of dead bodies in a warehouse? Yep. That was from 2003, in Iraq, not 2013, in Syria. The photographer called Obama out on this and embarrassed Barry.

The libbies took a page from the Hitler (one of their idols) playbook: tell a lie often enough, and loud enough, and people will believe it.

"Saddam never had WMDs" they kept saying. Eventually, people believed it.

Never mind that he used chemical weapons on his own people, that he had previously attempted to build a uranium enrichment facility, that he fought to keep UN inspectors out for years and that every prominent Social Democrat Party member said, with absolute certainty, that he DID have WMDs.

"Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!"

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daWraith

Sep-01-13 8:58 AM

AMERICA or OBAMA?

Pick ONE, you can't have BOTH!!!

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wvhoopie

Sep-01-13 9:42 AM

Pass the buck? The teabaggers were screaming Congress must vote on Friday. Now, not surprisingly, a total about face saying "pass the buck". LOL! Teabaggers are totally flip flopping waiting for Obama to make a decision so they can go the opposite way. Phoneys for sure! Congress SHOULD decide if we should bomb a country or not. The republic is based on that very concept. I want to know what my representatives positions are and soon we will see.

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daWraith

Sep-01-13 10:10 AM

WVPOOPIE YES or NO? The US CONSTITUTION REQUIRES A VOTE OF CONGRESSS FOR A WAR DECLARATION?___________________________???

Simple of YES or NO, you idiot Union TOOL ______________________?

Tell what the immediate threat to USA NATIONAL INTERESTS are in SYRIA??___________________________????

They don't have any oil hence they are dog feces.

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daWraith

Sep-01-13 10:12 AM

Notice how tools like Poopie want to pass the buck to "representatives" rather than address the issue that Obama SHOULD BE IMPEACHED for using Executive Order to attack Syria.

Nobody other Poopie is that that STUPID here . . .. oh sorry Wonderliar, Nobody but Poopie and Wonderliar fall for that crap.

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TrollSlayer

Sep-01-13 10:28 AM

From the article, Obama “believes that as commander in chief, he has ‘the authority to carry out this military action without specific congressional authorization.’”

Clearly he does. Libya, Yemen, Somalia, Pakistan, ... lots of examples of unilateral Obama acts of war, with no direct threat to the US or congressional authorizations.

From the article, “Delaying what had loomed as an imminent strike, President Barack Obama abruptly announced Saturday he will seek congressional approval before launching any military action”

Wonder why Obama would suddenly reverse his usual policy on this, and throw the Syria war decision into Congress’s court?

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TrollSlayer

Sep-01-13 10:29 AM

Here’s a clue: From the article, “Obama challenged lawmakers to consider ‘what message will we sent if a dictator can gas hundreds of children to death in plain sight and pay no price.’”

Obama is a politician first. Congress grants authorization, and anything that follows Obama can blame on Congress. Congress refuses authorization, and Obama is off the hook for his “red line” bluff, plus there’s the bonus that Obama can blame Congress for the deaths of hundreds of children.

Obama may be a clueless statesman and incompetent Commander in Chief, but he’s a consummate politician.

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justmytake

Sep-01-13 11:09 AM

Trollslayer your 10:29 analysis was spot on.

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Ragnar

Sep-01-13 11:11 AM

Actually, the President can do pretty much whatever he wants for a period of 90 days, as long as he informs Congress of his actions within 48 hours.

Congress can then vote to cut off funding but since we already pay our troops, pay for equipment & supply purchases, pay for maintenance, etc. it is simply a matter of shifting spending around.

wvhoopie is a POS coward who probably drives a Subaru and stinks of incense and BO. "Teabaggers!" is a comment made by mental midgets.

Why is hooplehead so obsessed with finding out where McKinley and the rest of Congress stand on this issue?

Why not call out Barry Hussein Soetero and ask him why he wants to fight on the side of Al Queda now?

If he wants to do it because he doesn't know any better, he is too stupid to be Commander In Chief.

If he wants to do it because he doesn't care, he is a traitor and should be removed from office.

C'mon, Hooplehead! What is Barry's position?

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caltransplant

Sep-01-13 11:44 AM

Poor Blackrock. When did your PCP diagnose you with acute ignorance? Is there a cure?

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caltransplant

Sep-01-13 11:47 AM

Wow, Hoop! Ragnar really put you in your place. It, must be tough living in the shadow of such an intellectual giant.

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wonderwhy

Sep-01-13 1:00 PM

"teabaggers are comments made by mental midgets', LOL. someone got their tea all stirred up!

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wvhoopie

Sep-01-13 2:24 PM

The name calling in here is hilarious! Great entertainment! LOL! I just want to know where my representatives stand. Congressman Mckinley? Congresswoman Capito? Senators Manchin and Rockefeller? Where do ALL of you stand and tell us why you stand where you do! We know where the Pres. stands, now it's congress' turn.

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wvhoopie

Sep-01-13 2:30 PM

Ragnar, you must be watching Fox Noise. You don't know where the Pres stands? Talk about ignorance. His speech yesterday made it very clear where he stands. You should get educated and watch it. You would then learn instead of babbling nonsense. I own a Charger RT muscle car. My wife drive a Pontiac Grand Prix in mint condition. I lobby my legislators and go to their meetings. Do you Ragnar? Are you going to Mckinley's meeting on Tuesday? Bet you don't even know about the town hall, do you? LOL! Teabaggers are fools and every time they open their mouths more foolishness comes out. Pres Obama told us clearly where he stands. Smart Americans are now asking their representatives since they will be voting. I guess that leaves most of the posters in here totally lost! LOL!

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oldmansvan

Sep-01-13 3:06 PM

Nothing can match Bush, Cheney IRAQ stupidity. NOTHING!!!

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daWraith

Sep-01-13 4:21 PM

I heard that BowelTransplant and Wonderlie were on the same debate team in high school.

They are famous for losing to a team of mimes.

BBBWHAHAHAHAHAAH!

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daWraith

Sep-01-13 4:24 PM

boweltransplant, did you get an extra ten feet of Large Intestine in the surgery?

Your capacity for being FULL OF IT vastly surpasses normal humans!

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daWraith

Sep-01-13 4:31 PM

Poopie, dazzle us with your Union-tool sharpened rapier wit and TELL US where DOES Obama stand??

1) You can't or should NOT bomb chemical weapons plants because experts say it will disperse the toxic gases.

2) Opie says he will not but boots on the ground. Then what happens AFTER the bombing? How will that change anything

3) Rebels DESPERATELY asked for gas masks from the USA for the last year. Obama refused. Why????

4) The Arab league has condemned Syria. Why don't THEY clean up their own Muslim Mess?

5) In 2007 Joe Biden suggested IMPEACHMENT of George Bush if he did NOT seek Congressional Approval, yet Obama ways the USA will go it alone. Why the hypocrisy?

Dazzle us with brilliance there, Droopie . . . .

{. . . . crickets . . . . .}

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