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    Re: 'War-weary' Obama says Syria chemical attack requires response

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Yes there is. I hope you would agree however that precedent in violating law doesn't make it ok.
    Our country was founded on precedent law. Presidents have conducted military action and made unilateral decisions to war without congressional approval going all the way back to George Washington.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    Don't worry you were a laughing stock before Obama.
    More like laugh behind "your" back but now it is laugh in "your" face.
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    Re: "No boots on the ground in Syria," Says Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    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.
    It is a potential threat but not a direct threat.
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    Re: "No boots on the ground in Syria," Says Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Why won't Boehner call for a vote, as the British Parliament did? Would Boehner invite the President to "debate" as the Brits do?
    Boehner is in the House and has no say in this it is the Senate that has the say. All Boehner can do is pass some Resolution, that is, an opinion and he would not do so if he will not get a good supermajority.
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    Re: "No boots on the ground in Syria," Says Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob N View Post
    I also see consequences if we don't down the road. But as for the deaths from the chemicals, what do you think is happening now?
    The issue is we do not have a stake in this conflict at this time. We should do nothing now but latter we can address if an issue comes up.
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    Re: "No boots on the ground in Syria," Says Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    The article has clear context. Clipping 3 paragraphs here and 3 paragraphs there to make a political point, not so much. I'll go with Congressman Mike Rogers. We do not have a functional Congress that can be trusted with state secrets.
    Given in times past the Obama administration has leaked information even state "secrets" when it was in his interest, then he can do so now in his interest on this.
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    Re: "No boots on the ground in Syria," Says Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Clinton's cruise missiles blew up the Chinese Embassy. I don't think Obama will get away with blowing up the Russian Embassy.
    Well, Clinton was bff with China. (bff = best friends forever highlight if you need to see it)
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    Re: 'War-weary' Obama says Syria chemical attack requires response

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    We weren't, which is exactly why Obama would need to get the approval of Congress, if he is going to follow the War Powers Act. Understand now?
    But he said he didn't need Congress before. What's different, he get a conscience?
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    Re: 'War-weary' Obama says Syria chemical attack requires response

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    But he said he didn't need Congress before. What's different, he get a conscience?
    He's wrong if he thinks that he can go without the approval of Congress, that much is true.
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    Re: 'War-weary' Obama says Syria chemical attack requires response

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Our country was founded on precedent law. Presidents have conducted military action and made unilateral decisions to war without congressional approval going all the way back to George Washington.
    That does not answer my question. And precedent law as set by the courts, not by belligerent actors.

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