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  • #20
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    @kirbstomp1 No, Bush was a terrorist responsible for killing 10,000 Americans in America. We're doing the right thing to not attack Syria.
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    @Now_What - ummm, we should have never even threatened them without fool proof evidence it was Assad who even did it. Our president jumped to conclusions and made himself look like a Professional Dumbass in front of the entire world. Didn't he just say 3 days ago Syria was a direct threat to the US and then just 30 mins ago say they weren't? Flip flopper? Liar? Bush 2.0? Yes, yes, and yes. He's done and will never have the public back him. I guess it's all worth selling your soul for a couple bucks from lobbyist.
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    @kirbstomp1 I don't really care what he did or how stupid he looks as long as he isn't attacking other nations.
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    @Laradian The fact Syria is making concessions and it's almost working out to help mend some fences with Russia to the point Obama and Putin can both save face and claim a political victory on this will be lost on most of the people on here.
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    If I had know in advance just how many times BHO was going to invoke "the children," I would have created a drinking game to amuse myself.

    Still opposed, FWIW.
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    A popular bar drinking game here is taking a sip when he stutters. You get good and wasted after just a few minutes of him stammering. Also his "perfectly clear" line he likes to use is a good one.

    "Let me be perfectly clear, uh uhhhhh uhh uhhuuuhh uhhuhhh." Hmmm I guess one of those goofy beer hats with the straws would be necessary so your arm doesn't get tired during his speeches.
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    @Concerned_Cit Nice to know any commentary you offer on a presidential speech is clouded with drunkenness. That way folks know not to take it very seriously.
  • #95
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    @Zazziness She is well respected on here. I wouldn't get into a contest in that regard, as you'd look foolish I'd imagine.
  • #118
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    @Politic-n The people with childish reactions to the president's speech brought the childishness with them. When a U.S. president discusses the possibility of war, I'd expect more from citizens than nitpicking his speech patterns like they were little kids in a schoolyard. But then most of the people being childish went into the speech with no intention of listening to the subject matter or behaving like anything but frat boys booing a football team.
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    once again he cant lead the government so he tries to plead to the unwashed masses. he is probably up stairs in the white house crying tears of joy hat Putin bailed him out of this one.
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    He definitely ran his mouth too much over the last year and got himself backed into a corner with his red line statements. The bad thing is our whole country looks bad because of it.
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    Snake oil salesman came to mind! Nobody wants to follow this Bengahzi trail into Syria. Shut down the money, the supply of guns, and stop feeding the war machine.
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    Syria buys most their weapons from Russia. Stop trying to change the topic. The use of chemical weapons should not be tolerating. You should not need someone else to tell you this. You should just know in your heart.
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    @fayban What I know in my heart is that we were smuggling guns, ammo, and money to rebels, al Queda included, that has kept this fire burning, now it has led to this and I don't support any of it. Our interference in these countries affairs has cost us in blood and lives, and we need to stop. We would have been better off without Iraq, and we will be better off without Syria.
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    @Hillofbeans these things you speak may take place. The world and people are corrupt. We have law's in place against such acts. We have agencies in place actively arresting and disrupting these people. I don't think the things you mentioned are authorized by congress or the president. Should we not act to save innocent children's lives. So some corrupt individual cannot profit. Should we allow our ideals to be completely dominated by the will of the wicked one's? In time as a society I agree we should seek peaceful solutions. We should take more individual stands for what is right. Our priorities are seriously comprised. Most only care about themselves and its clear with this current situation in Syria.
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    @fayban we have no idea whether chemical weapons were used..the only proof we have seen is a video that any bunch of high school kids could have made..oh, and the word of Obama.?..not to reassuring!
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    @MongoAPillager wether Assad or the rebels used them makes little difference to me. Our objective will be to destroy these weapons and stop their further spread in the region.
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    < Chants > "The leader is good, the leader is great"

    "All hail the Leader".

    And Homer Simpson's favorite, sung to the tune of the Batman TV Series theme song, "Nah nah nah nah nah nah naaaaaah Leader!"
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    @Concerned_ce this is reality Obama's term ends in 2016. American president have been giving similar speaches for centuries.
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    Is it just me or does anybody have a problem hearing Obama speak? He's like a nagging mother in law. I avoid listening to his voice and wait for the transcripts. It's less stressful.
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    I change the channel whenever a news clip has him blabbing also. I don't care to listen to anything he has to say anymore. Just waiting out the rest of his failure of a Presidency. If he would just go on golf trips for the next few years, and keep his mouth shut, America might be ok.
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    @Politic-n But while not listening to what he says, you'll criticize it. I've notice that about hardcore conservatives -- they are quick to limit the amount of information they take in. It's nothing to be proud of though.
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    @Zazziness You actually think Obama ever says anything of importance or substance? Way to buy into the hype.
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    @ZombieMedic You think you're so smooth you don't have to actually listen to what your elected officials are saying about our policies? Way to buy into ignorance.
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    I can't look at Obama and believe what he says anymore. He has just been too deceptive. I believe this is a plan with Russia by Syria to buy more time. Who knows if they are actually serious? The civil war will continue during this time of proposed releasing of Assad's chemical weapons. If they do give up their stockade of chemical weapons, whose to know that they actually do give them all up? They can hide chemical weapons in other areas and no one will ever know the difference.
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    I would rate Obama on almost all of his roles as President as a one out of ten. Our nation for the first time has not been able to climb out of a recession because of his main goals of transforming America into Europe. He could care less about jobs. Tax payers are but tools to manipulate for his voting block of people living off Government.
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    It puts the onus on Syria and Russia to follow thru. If they don't then the president can say his earlier rush for action was warranted.
    Either way this validates the Bush Doctrine of preemptive action before a rogue nation threatens the rest of the world. In case it's not bad enough to gas their own citizens, to some.
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    No, it doesn't validate the "Bush Doctrine". This isn't preemptive as far as whether something against international law was done. There was a violation of international law inside Syria less than a month ago. The contemplated action about a violation of international law to enforce that law is being considered in a reasonable time frame. Bush was attacking Iraq preemptively to anything contemplated by Saddam while Saddam was contained under no-fly zones and trying to use things that had happened a decade earlier to justify it.
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    @Guest7 your splitting hairs. The Bush DOCTRINE is validated now by Obama, Kerry and Hillary. It doesn't matter how long ago the weapons were used, if there's seen a possibility of the weapons getting loose in terrorist hands. Or a rogue nation using them in official capacity again. The Bush Doctrine of pre-emptive defense is validated now.
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    @jeffreyknee Saddam's weapons weren't even useful by the time Bush attacked. They were past their expiration date. Bush had reason to know that. Assad's weapons aren't past their expiration date. They actually do pose a threat. It isn't the same at all.

    Beside all that, if Bush had done the correct thing about Iraq and taken care of our real interest in Afghanistan instead of invading Iraq... we wouldn't have the problem in Syria right now and Osama bin Laden would have been dealt with years before Obama did it.

    Obama is running clean up and doing a good job of it. Once he deals with this and either Assad gives up the weapons or is hit with a strike we can worry about other things like cleaning up the Bush administration's failure to get al Zawahiri and settling things down in the other places that instability was caused by Bush's decision to attack Iraq.
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    The American people are being heard - don't let up - post - email - make phone calls to Congress. Hold the feet to the fire - defund Obama care and stay out of Syria. The Prez has now punted again - stay vocal America ! Thanks!
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    How do you rate a talk laying out the details of what is known and the reasoning for taking action? It is neither strong or weak, it's information. Everything else perceived about the talk is subjective opinion and misses the point of the information given.
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    Which means, why do it?

    He got played and undercut by Putin. But, he booked the airtime, so why not just talk.
  • #54
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    @drpeeper He stated why we should do it. Not to punish Assad is to enable others to do the same thing for lack of perceived consequences. Of course having the international community remove the weapons would be a preferred means to sending a similar message.

    No one got played, Russia, being one of Syria's allies, is in a trusted position to broker a deal.
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    We are far from the worlds moral authority and by being the worlds "police" we are only creating more enemies for the future!
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    Creating more enemies. People will always find reason not to like us. That's fine as long as they do not possess chemical weapons or nukes. Also they understand the full might of the U.S. military will bare down and crush any person who even dares to threat other nations with these weapons.
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    @fayban ...I can agree that we both have the same peaceful goals in mind, but by using violence and creating more wars, we are only perpetuating the problem...violence and death only creates more of the same! We must find peaceful methods for us to progress as a society..violence has a track record for failure, period!
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    @hankf68 that sounds real peachy it really dose unfortunately individuals who need to be threatened not to use chemical weapons probably are not to concerned with peaceful solutions. Lets get real hear people. If your implying religion through peace. God condemms such wicked acts. In the old testament God struck the wicked dead on site for acts of evil.
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    @fayban ...I will agree that certain people will be difficult and against reasonable rationality, and aside from any religious views by anyone, I will stand by my premise than by peaceful means only, will we ever progress as a species and world society, anything less is progression backwards...
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    Can I ask how saying an attack would not be a "pinprick" somehow got turned into "AN ATTACK THAT WILL KILL THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE."

    How little do you people actually know about our military, speaking from someone who has served in the air force. Unless they are strapping civilians to their chemical weapons sites (which wouldn't make much sense now that they are agreeing or pretending to agree to giving their chemical weapons up), the only people who might die in some of the United States' attacks would be members of the Assad regime hanging around their weapon delivery systems and their air bases. Oh no, all those people who love to sit around on runways that we plan on destroying will be killed! Some of you are just so stupid, I thank the founding fathers for making this a representative democracy and not a direct one, because so many of you are so arrogant its disgusting. To listen to people like you who actually think that because you haven't seen intelligence that it doesn't exist is a joke. So many of you know NOTHING about almost ANYTHING that has actually gone on in both military and political situations, but just bah-bah follow your favorite pundits and whatever they tell you.

    Finally, the fact that so many of you are racists, bigots and unpatriotic pieces of trash who simply want to bash Obama rather than do what's best for this nation...I hope you and your families are the ones who die from chemical attacks. You are the people who really don't give a damn as long as your smart phones and internet is working. Sick people that are making this nation weak. It's not our president that makes us look weak, its our citizens.
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  • #122
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    The very people who need to hear you most will listen to you the least, I'm sad to say. Other than wishing people ill for their idiocy, your comment was too true and well said.
  • #100
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    I keep reading comments on here like...
    'Obama punked out','Obama makes America look weak','we need to negotiate to get the chemical weapons','we need to strike and get Assad out of power','we need to remove their weapons','we don't need another middle eastern war','the republicans this....','the democrats that.....', etc, etc.
    We need to NOT care at all. It is none of Americas business what so ever.
    No military strikes, no asking for chemical weapons, no negotiations, no US inspections, no worry about what they have and who they are using it on.
    Leave all these countries alone. Unless they are attacking us, using weapons on us, our crossing our borders...ju vst don't both with them.
    Obama should have said tonight, "my fellow Americans, the problems going on in Syria are none of Americas business. This is their civil war not ours. America will not both with them either way. If Syria attacks America we, I, will drop the hammer of god down upon then, but until then America will not bother itself with the issues of Syria. Thank you and god night."
    That's it.
  • #86
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    He didn't explain how a limited strike would reduce the use of chemical weapons in Syria. He gave up the leadership to Putin and disgraced the U.S. one more time.
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    What was weak about it? He presented it just as it is happening and what's going on around the world in reaction. The only thing weak are you Obama Haters and your whiny ass comments. I love all the war mongering ChickenHawks from the right that now want to sit with the hippies at the sit in and protest any act of war. SOSDD.
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