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Choice falls to Congress

September 4, 2013

President Barack Obama finally has decided to submit the decision on war with Syria to Congress....

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MrBoB51

Sep-08-13 2:12 PM

As I have said Laker, this is THEIR cultural sport and we have no business being a referee. Alawites kill sufis, sufis kill sunnis, sunnis kill shiites, shiities kill Alawites, sunnis and sufis and each other. All the while they ALL kill Coptics and all Christians in sight. Contain them and let them bloody their own sandbox's.

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laker88

Sep-08-13 10:57 AM

No argument there Bob....the death of an innocent child in any circumstance is tragic. Re Syria, I'm concerned that US intervention might actually worsen the situation.

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MrBoB51

Sep-08-13 9:52 AM

Clever TOT, O BA MA SELF. Except he has the French in spirit, who'll only serve up complimentary Escargots. Reminds me of the older man who went Paris and upon being asked for his Passport said he didn't have to produce a passport the last time he was in France. The Frenchman told him everybody, including Americans have to produce a Passport to get into France. The old man says 'The last time I was here I landed on Omaha Beach and there wasn't a Frenchman anywhere in sight to show my passport to". They have not gotten any better since, that's the thanks we get from France for them not having to learn to speak German.

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MrBoB51

Sep-08-13 9:36 AM

Laker, whats 'horrific/despicable is over 50 MILLION babies legally murdered in the US since Roe v Wade. Gassing or knifing; the end result is exactly the same, a horrific death. Why is it easier to mourn a few in a Country where religious and cultural genocide is practiced every day and ignore our own war on babies? Have we become such a 'throw-away' society that a lot of people feel comfortable throwing out their babies same as they throw out their garbage? Is there some sort of moral high ground I'm missing that says it's ok to kill our own but don't stand for anyone else killing theirs?

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TiredOfTax

Sep-08-13 8:17 AM

I read this morning that the president has said that without support from congress that he supposed that he would have to start this war... O BA MA SELF! Don't wanna be O BA MA self anymore... Number one is the loneliest, one is the loneliest number...

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TiredOfTax

Sep-07-13 3:53 PM

I believe before a person gets the chance to speak for Americans they should first listen to what Americans have to say, I do not remember the mainstream public say anything about a Syrian red line... Obama claims 90% of the world set the red line... Pinocchio!

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laker88

Sep-07-13 1:51 PM

As horrific/despicable it is to think of the gassing of over 400 children, the essential question is will US intervention help or actually hurt??...no matter your political persuasion, that is the question. My concern is that this will not simply be a quick missile strike, in and out scenario. Iran will surely retaliate somehow, and then things might escalate from there. It's sad that it took the Vietnam war with over 50,000 lives lost, and the Iraq war based on lies, to convince many Americans that we need to remove our world policeman hats.

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MrBoB51

Sep-07-13 10:39 AM

It was a simple question adkkev, just like yours. So I'll answer your question: Mutuma Ruteere. Now it's your turn to answer mine.

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TiredOfTax

Sep-07-13 8:55 AM

Just hang in there cupcake!

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usedtolivethere

Sep-07-13 8:26 AM

What?

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TiredOfTax

Sep-06-13 7:44 PM

Used, when you grow up and get a life you will understand why grownups sometimes are disappointed when the people that are entrusted with the responsibility of running our government go so far off course that it frustrates us. You confuse it with anger, such as you feel when the bully at the playground kicks dirt in your face or pushes you around. Remember someday you too will grow and it will be your turn to be the big kid on the playground, I hope that you learned about being unfair and will not be that bully you are so afraid of... hang in there kiddo and keep trying you will understand someday it just takes some a little longer.

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adkkev

Sep-06-13 3:33 PM

MrBob: please read your own post. You called me an idiot, although specifically you wanted to know what "kind of idiot". Is that a "character attack" or a "personal attack"? I did not call you any names nor make any references to your character. And I did do my homework on the UN, I was curious about who YOU were refering to, nothing more. I just wanted a simple answer without any references to liberals/progressives as your comments often contain. It is unfortunate that you chose to interpret my question as an insult to your person or character. It wasn't meant that way at all.

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MrBoB51

Sep-06-13 2:00 PM

Adkkeve, your opinion is noted, was there a question in there?? If you're too lazy to do research on your own and understand the UN that's your problem, not mine. If calling you a lib is an insult that's a problem YOU can solve, not me. If you believe a character attack is the same as a personal attack then YOU have a problem. If I'm adept at issuing fine insults and you or anyone else doesn't like it, well that's just too effin bad. When lib tries insults, they only reveal more of their misguided, perverted character. All I get is personal attacks but NEVER an attack on my character as a Constitutional Individualist but you don't read about me complaining about it do you?

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MrBoB51

Sep-06-13 1:33 PM

Now THAT was REAL compelling useto. Besides, all that flak means I'm hitting the target!!!! Thanks for the confirmation. BWAAHAHAHAHA!

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adkkev

Sep-06-13 1:32 PM

MrBob: I am not exactly sure why you choose to throw insults at me. I asked a question for clarity. It appears (to me at least) that if you feel that someone does not agree with your position/statement, or questions your position/statement, then you choose to call them names and/or throw some insults their way.

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adkkev

Sep-06-13 12:44 PM

MrBob: actually you weren't specific. You just said that the UN says that the United States must obey their mandates. I was asking for specifics - who exactly at the UN? Name(s)? I'm just wondering. As far as the stand your ground laws, the UN didn't demand that the laws be nullified, it asked that the US finalize its review of the law with regards to discrimination/civil rights. That's not a mandate, not even a resolution.

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usedtolivethere

Sep-06-13 8:26 AM

Bobbo and TOT have a corner on the disagree market. Boy you two are angry

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MrBoB51

Sep-06-13 7:13 AM

Having your usual comprehension problem adkkev??? I WAS specific, you missed it so this time I'll type slower for you. As I said, the UN says we have to obey their mandates, not me, not the guy down the street or anybody else, just the UN. Not that I care but you should read the opinion, not just the author and a few cherry picked words you glance at then fire off questions that already have been answered. Good grief, another victim of the Sharpton 'resist we much' speed reading and speaking course.

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TiredOfTax

Sep-05-13 8:40 PM

As far as obeying UN resolutions, Iraq didn't Iran isn't Korea won't why should anyone? It is like the President of the USA, giving a red line speech then saying he didn't... what now does it matter? Who cares if the USA stands for freedom and known for humanitarianism, who cares if anyone respects or even admires the USA ever again. Lets just say we do not care... lets follow a leaderless president right to the end. Who can predict the actions of a nation that cuts and runs refuses to follow through and says one thing today and then lies to avoid the loss that he expects... LOSER!

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TiredOfTax

Sep-05-13 2:03 PM

Obama said that he will leave open the option to attack Syria even if congress does not give him their permission. So why is he asking? Is this part of his new post election flexibility? We need the next 3+ years to go by without his further harming our country then WE WILL have the flexibility that the USA needs!

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WorkingFool

Sep-05-13 1:30 PM

I read a article that said that there is a very large natural gas reserve in Syria that Russia, China and the Eastern Europe Countries are looking to tap into. I didn't think it was the truth, but now I see Russia and China both using subdued threats to stop any attack. After ten years of our war on terror, I am weary of what this will all cost, plus the prices for oil might go high enough that people will not be able to drive for work or pleasure. People don't have much disposable income now and it probably is only going to get worst with any action. I am all for NOT attacking Syria. Most of the long-term Senators and Congressmen in Washington are so disconnected that they cannot make a sound dicision anyway.

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adkkev

Sep-05-13 12:24 PM

Hey Bob! Who says we HAVE to obey UN mandates? Please be specific, none of your usual generalities about liberals/progressives.

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MrBoB51

Sep-05-13 10:43 AM

Obama did not need Congressional approval for limited intervention in Syria. He had the same intervention time-limit as Bush had before Iraq but obama decided Congress can be the fall guy for his stupidity. Congress will most likely give it to him because with or without their approval he's going to do it anyway. By giving him approval he then 'owns' any backlash just as libs insisted Bush 'owned' Iraq. He's already trying to crawl out his 'red line' statement by blaming Congress, the UN and the World instead of his own stupid arrogance. Sorry barry, you own this entire Syria fiasco lock, stock and barrel whether you and your followers like it or not. Now, after pizzing of the UN, they now insist that America get rid of 'stand your ground' laws because they don't like them and that the US HAS to obey UN mandates. So who is our clueless dope smoking racist-in-chief going to blame this one on since he and the UN clearly do not understand and therefore hate and ignore our Constitution??

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Pards13

Sep-05-13 8:08 AM

Until we can properly take care of our veterans coming home from these wars we have no business going into another. If you want to send him a message then send him a letter with one word in it, ...... BOOM!!

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MrBoB51

Sep-05-13 7:31 AM

This is not about Syria anymore. It's about our megalomaniac president and his ego.

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