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    Re: "No boots on the ground in Syria," Says Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Adverse View Post
    Excuse me?? Hmm, maybe you missed the half dozen times I've said this PLUS the hello post I made in the come say hi section:

    WE ARE NOT THE WORLD'S POLICEMAN!!

    It is NOT our job to go fix everyone elses woes through the use of military force. People need to deal with their own issues, that's the only way it will be resolved with any possibility of stable success. In case you missed it again...we are not the world's policeman.

    The only thing I support is humanitarian aid, refugee sanctuary, and diplomatic options that do not involve military intervention. Period!
    I agree with your assessment on being the world's policeman but I see nothing wrong with an air strike to remove chemical weapons.
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    Re: "No boots on the ground in Syria," Says Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Jredbaron96 View Post
    'War-weary' Obama says Syria chemical attack requires response - CNN.com



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    Well have boots on the ground in a few months likely. I think this is just stall, but Obama seems very interested in perpetuating our occupational wars of the Middle East. But in that light, he may very quickly ramp up military intervention that doesn't revolve around sending in ground troops. Bombing people from afar is another time tested American President value. And Obama loves his drones.
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    Re: "No boots on the ground in Syria," Says Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob N View Post
    I agree with your assessment on being the world's policeman but I see nothing wrong with an air strike to remove chemical weapons.
    Really? Aside from being an ACT OF WAR...you see nothing wrong with an air strike on a nation we are not at war with?

    Not to mention the possibiity of collateral damage. Pretty term isn't it... sounds like a nice replacement for the "oops we killed a bunch of innocent civilians" phrase it replaces.

    Then of course there is the little matter of pissing off other nations who already have the opinion we are a bully, and scaring nations who used to be our freinds because we act like loose cannons.

    Don't forget that enduring problem we have with all the mad terrorists who were created and are maintained by our continuous interference in their countries.

    So unless an ally we have a mutual defense treaty with is involved or we are directly threatened, we do not have either the Right or the Duty to take military action ANYWHERE.
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    Re: "No boots on the ground in Syria," Says Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob N View Post
    I agree with your assessment on being the world's policeman but I see nothing wrong with an air strike to remove chemical weapons.
    You don't see how that would be a "police action" on our part? There's no guarantee that air strikes would remove chemical weapons. Nor could the US guarantee that such a strike wouldn't not inflict deaths on innocent civilians, including women and children.

    It's certainly more than a warning ticket. Our intervention could instigate consequences that the US just don't need.

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    Re: "No boots on the ground in Syria," Says Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by ItAin'tFree View Post
    Drawing more lines in the sand. LOL. 5th grade stuff and he's the President.

    He's turned us into the laughing stock of the world.
    I am glad you said that. It has always struck me as odd that back in the days of yore, people found out that we were thinking about bombing them when the bombs were falling on them. Why do we have to do long periods of political posturing, particularly when it just gives them time to prepare and move things about so that we won't be hitting many chemical weapons to begin with? (asked rhetorically of course)

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    Re: "No boots on the ground in Syria," Says Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Adverse View Post
    I voted for Obama twice. Thank God he can't run for a third term.
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    Re: "No boots on the ground in Syria," Says Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob N View Post
    I agree with your assessment on being the world's policeman but I see nothing wrong with an air strike to remove chemical weapons.
    Other than explosions tend to disperse the chemicals?
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    Re: "No boots on the ground in Syria," Says Obama

    I agree with one thing Kerry said today: The use of chemical weapons by anyone anywhere is a threat to the US and to the world.


    Yes, I said I agreed with Kerry....I'm going to go have a drink.
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    Re: "No boots on the ground in Syria," Says Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice....
    He didn't fool me the first time. He was the best candidate and had the most promise. His own party screwed him dithering that first year when he controlled both houses of Congress. The second term? Mitt Romney was an idiot.
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    Re: "No boots on the ground in Syria," Says Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Adverse View Post
    He didn't fool me the first time. He was the best candidate and had the most promise. His own party screwed him dithering that first year when he controlled both houses of Congress. The second term? Mitt Romney was an idiot.
    McCain was far more centrist than Obama, that's for certain, and Romney has far more management experience than both of them even if he did come off as a Mr. Rogers.
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