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Should the U.S. take military action against Syria?

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Aug-28-13 8:36 AM

I believe that for once, liberals and conservatives are on the same side of an issue. WE DO NOT WANT TO BE INVOLVED! We barely have the money to fund our own infrastructure! We want jobs not bombs!

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Aug-28-13 8:49 AM

I absolutely agree with you loyal. We are faced with a 'Hobson's Choice', no matter which side we take in Syria, we would still be supporting terrorists.

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Aug-28-13 10:37 AM

The real question is where do you draw the line for use of biological and chemical weapons? Some things are too horrible to tolerate. I do agree that both sides have bad however sometimes you have to hold your nose. The one thing for sure if we go in there should be a definite exit plan.

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Aug-28-13 11:57 AM

Military action sanctioned by the UN is being blocked by Russia as a permanent member of the Security Council. By supplying weapons to the Assad regime, the Russians are able to pocket a tidy sum while forcing our hand to act with US military. We should take a page out of the Russians’ playbook and sell our armaments to the rebel forces with iron clad assurance that we will be repaid the cost of every last bullet when they are victorious. China, who claims to be neutral, denounces chemical weapon use by either side and wants the UN investigators to conclude their report before taking the next step. That seems to be the logical course.

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Aug-28-13 12:09 PM

Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya, now Syria.......STOP the madness. Enough is enough, this is none of our business

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Aug-28-13 12:12 PM

We have enough for one big bomb- either use it or stay out of this mess. Just contain it to their borders.

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Aug-28-13 12:48 PM

Hill, hurry up and wait for the UN? No thank you. As far as arming the 'rebels', the devil we know is still the devil. Russia and China can have them. In the end, their missiles are closer to the targets.

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Aug-28-13 1:49 PM

Well we may have no purpose to be there, we may have no money available to attack them but, Obama said that using chemical weapons was a red line, a game changer! With his words how does he not follow through now? He as talked doublespeak so many times that now NOBODY can believe him. I haven't for a long time, but with his tall tales he tells he is taking the USA with him on this slippery downhill ruining what little respect the world has left for the USA! For what the African vacation cost, we could bet a pretty fair bang over the Assad regime headquarters... he needs to know we are behind the words our misrep president has said. If you do not mean it, do not say it!

PS where do you suppose that Syria got WMD"s? You do not suppose that GWB was right and they were in Iraq do you?? History will be kinder to George than it will be the massive mistake ridden O!

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Aug-29-13 12:51 PM

TiredOfTax, there you go again blaming Obama for something he had nothing to do with.

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Aug-29-13 12:56 PM

TOT: "Brownie, you're doing a helluva job."

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Aug-29-13 5:33 PM

So Hilltopper... now we are back on Katrina aid? I do not believe we should have given the farm away that time either!

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Aug-29-13 5:35 PM

Now if you want to talk about useless political appointments that are stupid... I am it!! Obama has this category locked up!

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Aug-29-13 11:30 PM

Does anyone suppose that if the USA keeps getting drawn into conflicts due to our arrogant belief that we need to police the world, that our nation(empire) will eventually fall?? We owe China so much money that if they call in our debt, they OWN us. We cannot afford such behavior. There are many others in Syria's "neighborhood" that should handle the issue if there is one. Who are we to determine whether another nations actions are "right" or "wrong"? We used NUCLEAR weapons twice, WE likely used chemical weapons/gases in WWI, the British and French defiantly did. "By 1918 the use of use of poison gases had become widespread, particularly on the Western Front. If the war had continued into 1919 both sides had planned on inserting poison gases into 30%-50% of manufactured shells." according to First World war****.

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Aug-30-13 7:25 AM

How low can the USA go? Our president went on international TV and said that "the use of chemical weapons was a game changer" That "the Assad regime would pay high price for that action" Does anyone think that meant looking the other way? Do you believe that the WORLD will simply accept that this was another meaningless statement by the LEADER of the free world? Remember that there are still other countries that are going to evolve into a real problem for the USA and making empty threats may work for progressives but I do not believe that the radical Muslims will see it as a strength. If Obama does nothing then what stops Iran or Korea or any other whacked out leader from causing great problems to the entire world. When you let problems grow, you get BIGGER problems!

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Aug-30-13 8:59 AM

So Bush, whoops, I mean Obama wants to go this alone huh? Who's the 'cowboy' now!??

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Aug-30-13 9:08 AM

"History will be kinder to George than it will be the massive mistake ridden O!" Are you suggesting that in 2016 the GOP (Guardian of the Privileged) candidate for president will call for a return to the good old days of GWB? I couldn’t find him ranked anywhere above the ten worst in US history.

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Aug-30-13 10:29 AM

I hope not Hill. I would prefer ANY candidate who supports and follows the Constitution instead of making up their own version to suit their needs R or D, period.

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Aug-30-13 10:56 AM

You know I do not mind people like Hilltopper, RS, Bereal or others... even if they were all together out numbering conservatives thousands to one. I take solace knowing that I am right and the things that I believe in are true. Things like morals and pride. Like doing what is RIGHT even in the face of their hatred and opposition. Just knowing that they are all wacky and wrong makes what they all say so unbelievably humorous.

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Aug-30-13 12:55 PM

One of the best quotes in the shameful history of our involvement with the Viet Nam conflict can be atributed to Muhhamed Ali. "I never met a Viet Cong who called me a *igger." So, let's cleanup our mess here before we force our agenda on Syria. Don't we already have enough problems?

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Aug-30-13 5:33 PM

Here's another one of my favorite GWB quotes, "Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we." --Washington, D.C., Aug. 5, 2004

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Aug-30-13 5:35 PM

Want another? "There's an old saying in Tennessee -- I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee -- that says, fool me once, shame on --shame on you. Fool me -- you can't get fooled again." --Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 17, 2002

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Aug-30-13 5:38 PM

One more? "This is an impressive crowd -- the haves and the have mores. Some people call you the elite -- I call you my base." --at the 2000 Al Smith dinner

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Aug-30-13 7:46 PM

Hey don't forget the Mission accomplished speech or the one on the mound of dirt at the world trade centers demise. it never gets old!

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Aug-30-13 7:47 PM

PS I never defend stupid, why would you?

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Aug-31-13 6:44 AM

Is this not DeJaVu Did we not arm Bin Laden against Russia and it came back to kill us in the end.....what the H E L L.....Does anyone learn from their mistakes!!!

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