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    I am still trying to figure out where there is a threat to the U.S. We need to keep our noses out of the civil war. If we want to do something then let's support Israel with all the weapons they need to remove all threats in the area
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    Have heard nothing from this administration unlike the past when we sent or activated additional patriot missels to help defend Israel.I honestly believe this fool has no concern for Israels safety.
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    the threat is if the rebels win they'll blame us for not helping them when we helped libya and turn to anti-american islamist and/or terrorist factions for leadership.
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    @miketost - If he made an emergency executive decision, regardless of whether that decision was to strike or not strike, you and so many other regulars here on Politix would be complaining that he should have gotten congressional approval. So, he's doing exactly what y'all want him to do, and still you find cause to complain. You've just lost all credibility on this issue.
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    That would not work. Israel is within striking distance with these countries. They could easily bomb Israel. Us on the other they cannot
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    I apologize for sticking this in your thread Neo but it is important and I want people to read it so I re-posted it here near the top of the discussion.

    I urge all intelligent Poitix users to contact your congressional representatives and tell them to STOP President Obama from getting us involved in another middle eastern war. I have already done so. This is YOUR chance you make your voice heard for real. Come on republicans - this is your chance to really stick it to Obama. You're not gonna repeal Obamacare but you can stop him from making a disastrous decision in Syria. Think of how much you can use this to hammer him in the 2014 elections. Plus for once doing what's right for your party is the same thing that is right for America. PNWest stands with Sarah Palin on this issue! I bet you never expected that!
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    Well there had to come a time when King Barack the First would go to 'parliament' to get approval as the law requires. I hope Congress votes it down. We would have a Congress of idiots in addition to a President who is effective an idiot to go to war with Syria. Let them fight their civil war and hope that a reasonable government is the survivor.
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    Brits showed a vote of no confidence in the leadership of Obama with their No-vote for Syrian intervention -will NOT follow him in war. Therefore, I think Obama would welcome a no vote in Congress to clear the path/provide cover for him to back away from entering the conflict in Syria especially since he's been unable to garner much foreign support.
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    @Denizen_Kate he's playing both sides against the middle so he won't be blamed for anything. You know how a kid asks Dad when Mom is going to say no...etc. It's not that he is putting it to a vote he shouldn't be all "go ask your mom if you can", Congress should have voted without the public pressure then a decision should have been made without mixing emotions into it. I don't really think it matters with him, the only concern that man has is for his own agenda and not for this country.
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    @LisaJo - Bee Ess. If he'd issued an executive order, you'd be griping that he went ahead without congressional approval. He's asking for congressional approval while making sure we know that he wants to strike and is ready to give the order. IMO he's doing it right this time, in accordance with the constitution. And I hope congress says no.
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    @Denizen_Kate The fact is he doesn't want to do anything he can't blame anyone else for, look at his record. He wants to strike, he just doesn't want to be held responsible. I believe this is all part of a grander scheme it wasn't long ago he put off Putin now this happens and Putin says he will come after the U.S. if "we" strike. Driving the country in to further financial ruin, the racial divide trying to take our guns and now offering us up to Russia? I really believe this was his plan all along, to take this country down.
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    I don't think it makes a different if congress approves or not. He has already said he is going to strike. They crossed "his red line" Pray for the people of this world.
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    ... And don't forget, he said he will ask for congress approval, even though he doesn't need it.

    So, guess what America is gonna do?
    Attack Syria, duh.
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    It's unlikely but maybe Congress will do the right thing for once, and not authorize military action. They can't pass a budget, but I'm hopeful about this.
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    This is where you find out who in congress is owned by GE, Boeing, Haliburton etc., who the Neocons are, and who doesn't give a damn about American public opinion.
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    Well there is the fools out.Congress will not aprove so now he can blame someone else for his failure.5 days ago he was willing to by-pass congress then the British turned on him and all the alies .The community organizer gets out of another.
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    Given his position from all the prior foreign policy and diplomatic failures, did he really have any other option, especially after losing the British support?
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    President Obama is making the right decision. Congress will not approve any action and we will stay uninvolved in this mess. Should congress approve action they have to fund it. We don't have the money and should take care of our own problems unless our national security is threatened.
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    I am truly praying that it goes that way... Military intervention is NOT what is needed in this situation... and you're right, we are broke... like below-zero broke!

    It would be cheaper to issue a letter of marque, and the bad guys can be surgically removed without further harm to the Syrian people. The whole atrocity can be put to an end in a very short period of time.
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    Obama wants to do a "Drive By" on Syria just to save face over opening his big mouth about the red line comment. He'll have us in WW III before it's over with. It makes me sick to see the liberal press on TV pressing him to start a war, the same ones who scorched Bush over doing the same thing.
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    Exactly, any Democrats calling for military action are, IMO, hypocrites, as are the many conservative regulars here who are damning the president for putting the decision off on congress, when just as recently as this morning those same conservatives were screaming "he must get congressional approval!" or something similar. Plenty of hypocrisy all around.
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    This should give Obama the cover he needs to back off his "red-line" and blame it on those people I the House.
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    I think Obama made the right decision for a change given his position to begin with. Really, what other choice does he have? Maybe he should take a crash course in diplomacy while he waits for Congress on 9/9...just before 9/11.

    Hmmm....
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    Dear President Obama and Members of Congress: Please consider using our Constitutional provisions for dealing with Syrian aggressors. I am asking you to issue a letter of marque and reprisal. The President is authorized to commission such a measure, and military intervention has been proven to be the wrong approach to such situations.

    Please do not let our nation have to suffer another array of dire consequences by using our military might to intervene in the domestic business of another sovereign nation. The letter of marque is the right thing to do, and it would prevent us from further debt and deterioration of our reputation as a nation of goodwill.
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    I do not see how bombing Syria helps the poor citizens of Syria who were attacked with chemicals weapons by their own government. WE need to stay out of these revolutions.....look at what is going on in Egypt.....the Rebels are worse than the Tyrant they replaced. What happened to the Nobel Peace Price Recipient who the World thought would bring peace to the world 7 yeasrs ago? We need to send aid for the victims, not bombs. The UN needs to decided this matter. I pray that Congress reins in this President who cannot help but to stick his nose ( and 2 cents) into every thing, domestic and internationally.
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    Yep. And that attitude is what led to the major effects of the holocaust where millions of victims were gassed.
    President Obama, Kerry, and the military chiefs planned to strike the chemical plants, crippling their ability to gas the masses.
    A limited, targeted strike only. Not involvement in a "war" on Syria.
    And, by the way, it's really, really hard to send "aid" to dead people.
    For the world to stand by and let the holocaust happen again is unpardonable.
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    Roque: The so called experts advised ( warned the "O" administration) NOT to bomb the chemical plants and munition caches where these chemical weapons are made and stored for obvious reasons....
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    And yes Roque, it is hard to send aid to Dead People but there are Survirors, and Others displaced by this war, Refugees, from this hideous assault, who need medical attention, food, clean water, relief from the elements. Humanitarian aids does work towards creating allies instead of more terrotist. Most refugees are crossing the boarder into Iran....An opportunity to help Iran with these refugees and perhaps open better diplomatic channels with the new government there, easing those tentions.
    Just Saying...... The Middle East has become this generation's Vietnam......I say send Humanitarian Aid not Bombs.
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