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    re: US suspects Syria used chemical weapons [W:284]

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Yeah, pretty much. I do not think he really knows what he wants to do or even if doing nothing might be the best thing. But as the old saying goes, words have consequences. Now that part of the world is expecting some action, but who know what they will get? But at this moment, I am happy the president hadn't rushed into something half cocked. I don't know what I would do either.
    It's a tricky situation for sure...I don't want 'boots on the ground' but then again, we need to make sure that the chemical stockpiles, plus what ever Saddam sent in during the Iraq invasion is accounted for, and doesn't fall into the hands of AQ that is pouring in.
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    re: US suspects Syria used chemical weapons [W:284]

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    It's a tricky situation for sure...I don't want 'boots on the ground' but then again, we need to make sure that the chemical stockpiles, plus what ever Saddam sent in during the Iraq invasion is accounted for, and doesn't fall into the hands of AQ that is pouring in.
    I wondered when this silliness would pop up.

    It didn't work out well with Iraq, so I would avoid this imperialistic notion of invading countries.

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    re: US suspects Syria used chemical weapons [W:284]

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Mmmmhhhhmmmm! I understand. But, Obama has botched his involvement in the ME. So far, he seems to have backed all of the wrong elements, while snubbing our allies....This is no different. He is an empty suit.
    I wouldn't say that he's botched his involvement or that he is an empty suit, rather I would say that he has greatly ratcheted up US involvement in the Middle East region and North Africa as can be seen with the attacks on Libya and Syria and the backing of French involvement in Mali. Please note, I'm not defending Obama's policies, I am against or involvement as I am a strong believer in state sovereignty, however, I am just noting that he seems to be actively involving himself rather than being "an empty suit."
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    re: US suspects Syria used chemical weapons [W:284]

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    It really is no wonder that the rest of the world doesn't consider the US as any type of voice they should listen to anymore....What a sad time....
    Those sad times began way before Obama.
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    re: US suspects Syria used chemical weapons [W:284]

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post

    Syrian use of chemicals weapons will be a really really really naughty thing and will force the US to scold them and publicly denounce that action...
    My question is this: How exactly would chemical weapons be any naughtier than the weapons, tactics, and torture used by our allies (and the US itself)?
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    re: US suspects Syria used chemical weapons [W:284]

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Our government shouldnt make stupid statements they cant/wont back up.
    Maybe instead of condemning the lack of action we should condemn the statements.
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    re: US suspects Syria used chemical weapons [W:284]

    Quote Originally Posted by Samhain View Post
    Ask the President, as he's the one who committed US involvement if chemical weapons were used.
    And if he didn't make those comments the neocons would have been jumping all over him for not talking tough.
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    re: US suspects Syria used chemical weapons [W:284]

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Never said I was a "tough guy" But I am tougher than panty waste like Obama.
    I guess those chickenhawks are pretty 'tough' too.
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    re: US suspects Syria used chemical weapons [W:284]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    I am a libertarian because I value liberty above all, first, last and always.
    War is the biggest cause of the bloated State. If you value liberty you would be opposed to yet ANOTHER war.
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    re: US suspects Syria used chemical weapons [W:284]

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I wondered when this silliness would pop up.

    It didn't work out well with Iraq, so I would avoid this imperialistic notion of invading countries.
    What part of "I don't want 'boots on the ground' " didn't you comprehend?
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