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McKinley Leaning Against Syria Strike

September 4, 2013

BETHANY — If he had to make the decision today, Rep. David McKinley said he would vote against authorizing a military strike against Syria....

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Sep-04-13 12:31 AM

Good decision congressman, I hope you stick with it.

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Sep-04-13 1:06 AM

Irrelevant! He doesn't even cast a shadow in Congress!

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Sep-04-13 2:24 AM

@Quasar: Really bad idea to invade Syria. Kerry says "No boots will hit the ground", but I do not believe him for a minute, nor do I believe Obozo. Obozo has given guns to people that will use them on our troops if we invade. Don't you have a problem with our soldiers being slain? Obozo hasn't kept any of his campaign promises, so why believe him now? He is a wolf in sheep's clothing living off of us and high on the hog.He is sucking us dry with all his spending and all of his stupid ways.

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Sep-04-13 4:00 AM

Cherokee correct. Congress will show their true nobackbone. and approve the USA's bombing of another nation... Syria... to teach them a lesson... yes you Syrians must learn not to use poison gas to kill people... we, the US Govt. will show you the way to do it... use guided bombs instead... how about some napalm... it sticks to kids...psychopaths are running the US Govt.

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Sep-04-13 6:44 AM

I hope he does a little more than just lean against a strike on Syria.

The only reason it is even being considered is because Barry drew a "Red Line" in the sand and now needs to save face in the world community.

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Sep-04-13 7:27 AM

Let the Arabs Nations take a lead in this.

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Sep-04-13 7:59 AM

Good for him. And if that limp wrist piece of crap John Bonehead supports the president, throw the B***D under the bus too!

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Sep-04-13 8:19 AM

Well at least brain dead Democrat here decided that he hated McKinley enough to support murdering more people. McKinley will not be able to stop it but at least he isn't lockstep and he makes a valid point, what comes after, what are we supporting there. Obama installed Islamic govs in Libya and Egypt by using force. In Libya the US airpower to the Muslim Brotherood killed 35,000 Libyans. Can you be so small in your hate for someone from the other party that you can overlook slaughtering human beings? When Obama ran for office the same people who are happy to kill innocents were whining that Bush was a war criminal for going into Iraq. But Obama didn't bring them home, nor in his other mud war. He needs US troops there for other wars. This is madness and brought to us by robotic morons who will happily cheer on the deaths of humans and hate anyone who says, wait is this a good idea. Thats how JFK/LBJ slaughterd a nation and a generation of Americans and Dems were mute.

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Sep-04-13 8:42 AM

Killing is's that simple.

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Sep-04-13 9:06 AM

What Obama is pushing for is even more support for al Qaeda-affiliated terrorism (the Syrian "rebels") when there isn't even any evidence the Syrian gov't gassed anyone. It's more likely the rebels were responsible for the civilian deaths. A military strike by the US in support of the terrorists would kill even more civilians: Obama's legacy.

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Sep-04-13 9:56 AM

If done properly the attack on military targets would go a long way in saving civilian lives and would give the rebel "new army" (the good guys) a chance to get the weapons Obama promised, but never sent, and establish Syria as a secular nation. The necessity to commit America's military to any action should not be subject to opinion polls, but rather based on our strategic interest and our moral responsibilities.

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Sep-04-13 10:44 AM

Vote "no" Mr McKinley. Stick it to Obama AND Boehner.

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Sep-04-13 11:28 AM

I was on the edge of my seat, wondering where McKinley would stand on this. I really value his wisdom when it comes to international affairs. I do agree with him, however.(How scarey is that?)

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Sep-04-13 6:05 PM

To aid EITHER side in Syria is a CLEAR case of TREASON!!!

According to the United States Constitution, Article III, § 3, “Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.”

Under federal statute, a person guilty of treason against the United States “shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.” 18 U.S.C. § 2381.

Congress better do their constitutional DUTY and put these traitors behind bars or the next revolution will be happening HERE!!!

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Sep-04-13 8:19 PM

For what it's worth, I called his office and asked him to vote no. Hope others did the same. NO WAR! NO ATTACK!

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Sep-04-13 8:56 PM

Good. Thanks Mr. McKinley.

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Sep-05-13 12:11 AM

Leaning against = hedging your bets.

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Sep-05-13 9:36 AM

Headlines from the Mideast:

Egypt:Egypt's Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim has survived a bomb attack that targeted his convoy in Cairo.

Iraq: Armed men in Iraq have shot dead 16 members of the same Shia family before blowing up their two neighbouring homes south of the capital Baghdad, police and medics said. The dead included six children and eight women.

Libya: TRIPOLI, Libya, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Lawless Libya, these days seen as a major haven for al-Qaida, is facing its greatest crisis since Moammar Gadhafi was toppled and killed in October 2011, as armed groups besiege oil fields and terminals, cutting production to a trickle and threatening economic meltdown.

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Sep-05-13 9:40 AM

Afghanistan: The latest identifications reported by the military:

— Staff Sgt. Joshua J. Bowden, 28, of Villa Rica, Ga., died Aug. 31, in Ghazni, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire — Staff Sgt. Michael H. Ollis, 24, of Staten Island, N.Y., died Aug. 28, in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device, small arms and indirect fire; — Sgt. 1st Class Ricardo D. Young, 34, of Rosston, Ark., died Aug. 28, in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire; —1st Lt. Jason Togi, 24, of Pago Pago, American Samoa, died Aug. 26, in Hasan Karez, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device;

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Sep-05-13 1:43 PM

You go Barry Obomber! Just what we need, another Middle East war. Maybe you're campaigning for another Nobel Peace Prize?

I can't wait to see the exit strategy, and then all the "progress" that will be instituted by the "democratic" successor Syrian "government"...

You DO have an exit strategy, right Barry Benghazi? Right? Well, I'm sure you'll think of something [blame Bush]...

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Sep-05-13 5:44 PM

Neville Chamberlain McKinley, in quavering voice, "I need to see a "smoking gun" that proves Syrian President Bashar Assad used chemical weapons to kill hundreds of his own people..."

How about four hundred or so little children wrapped in shrouds staring up with the unseeing eyes of the dead?

Thank the stars that McKinley isn't a 'player'.

All he's going to do is alienate both the Party of No and the Democrats.

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Sep-05-13 7:19 PM

rover, and when it’s discovered the rebels gassed those 400 little children themselves to goad the US into the fight against Syrian government forces that are currently winning, to turn the fight and topple the Assad government so the Muslim Brotherhood can take power as they did in Libya following Obama’s kind assistance of those same Brotherhood rebels, you’ll still be bashing McKinley for wanting more than second-hand reports from Al Gore Jazeera to justify committing American soldiers to a new Middle East war.

Thank the stars you aren’t a “player.” LOL

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Sep-05-13 11:26 PM

Hef, you are relying on obie actually authorizing a meaningful attack against real targets. Wonderful thing about English, how slim chance and fat chance mean the same thing.

Sad thing is, this stupid piece of grandstanding and mealy-mouthed doubletalk could have concealed a real plan. The Syrian government and military went into a panic when obie first announced he was going to hit them. They started dispersing assets in a big way.

Now a thoughtful government with smart planners would have pulled in a few crucial rebel leaders, folks we like and like us, and told them to get ready for attacks. Then you announce the big news, wait a couple of days for the convoys to move and get maximum confusion, and attack.

Of course, as I said, this would require thought and careful planning, traits the administration is woefully short of. Too bad, another real chance wasted.

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Sep-06-13 1:09 PM

Attn: Bumbling Inspector "Rover1758" Costeau-- Your picture is an EFFING FAKE!

"Economicpolicyjournal dot com

“Secretary of State John Kerry opened his speech Friday by describing the horrors victims of the chemical weapon attack suffered, including twitching, spasms and difficulty breathing.

Attempting to drive the point home, Kerry referenced a photograph used by the BBC illustrating a child jumping over hundreds of dead bodies covered in white shrouds. The photo was meant to depict victims who allegedly succumbed to the effects of chemical weapons via Assad’s regime. However, it was later exposed the photograph used had been taken in 2003 in Iraq.


Rover proves over and over! The first requirement of a Liberal is to be TOTALLY MISINFORMED on a topic and to promote that Bull&&&t as if it were true!

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