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

    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    More than likely due to this.

    Now, House Republicans lead the calls for President Barack Obama to convene a joint session of Congress to lay out his case to the lawmakers and the American people. Some in both parties demand a vote before any military strikes occur.

    More than 90 members of Congress, most of them Republican, have signed a letter to the president urging him "to consult and receive authorization" before authorizing any such military action, according to the office of GOP Rep. Scott Rigell of Virginia.

    Meanwhile, 54 House Democrats mostly representing the party's progressive wing sent Obama a letter Thursday that said "we strongly urge you to seek an affirmative decision of Congress prior to committing any U.S. military engagement to this complex crisis."

    In a letter to Obama on Wednesday, House Speaker John Boehner called on the president to "provide a clear, unambiguous explanation of how military action -- which is a means, not a policy -- will secure U.S. objectives and how it fits into your overall policy" regarding Syria.

    "I respectfully request that you, as our country's commander-in-chief, personally make the case to the American people and Congress for how potential military action will secure American national security interests, preserve America's credibility, deter the future use of chemical weapons, and, critically, be a part of our broader policy and strategy," Boehner's letter said.

    "In addition, it is essential you address on what basis any use of force would be legally justified and how the justification comports with the exclusive authority" of Congress to declare war under the Constitution, the Ohio Republican wrote.....snip~

    Congress wants a voice on Syrian chemical weapons response - CNN.com

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

    Quote Originally Posted by a351 View Post
    Probably should though.



    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff? Top ranking General in the Army? Must not care about the troops either though, cause he used a phrase not to your liking.



    Because the phrase obviously refers to their feet only. Look, even the Navy hates the military! : Boots on Ground/Deck Program
    I've been in the military. And FYI...it's not boots that die in combat. And no...I shouldn't though....

    I've heard the phrase many times...I didn't like it the first time I heard...and I won't like it the last time I hear it.

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

    I doubt Obama can manage a ground attack.
    Envidia te mata !!!

    The blind leading the blind !!!


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

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    'War-weary' Obama says Syria chemical attack requires response - CNN.com



    Thoughts? Questions? Invitations to dinner?[/FONT][/COLOR]
    Candidly? I think it's a mistake if we looked the other way for 100,000 murders and then at the very end when a few hundred die due to chemical weapons we suddenly seem all concerned. Did we not care about the first 100,000 because those were bullets or mortars? I don't fully understand what the White House is thinking on this. I just keep thinking "Why these 400?"

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    I made pea soup with potatoes and fried onions.
    Theh potatoes and fried onions were in the soup or on the side? Pro tip for pea soup: slice up some nathan's hot dogs or hebrew national hot dogs and some baby carrots and put those in the soup too. IMHO that totally makes that soup epic. Assuming a soup can be epic.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    In a letter to Obama on Wednesday, House Speaker John Boehner called on the president to "provide a clear, unambiguous explanation of how military action -- which is a means, not a policy -- will secure U.S. objectives and how it fits into your overall policy" regarding Syria.
    Did Obama write him back? That sounds like a reasonable request from Congress, and that letter strikes me as fairly polite. I think Obama should respond.

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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.
    Actually, and I understand you may not be aware of this, it is BHO who cannot keep quiet. That has been evident for a long while.

    Gates to National Security Team on Osama Raid: 'Shut the F--- Up' | The Weekly Standard

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

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    Obama smart. Bush dumb.

    It comes down to that.
    No.
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    All politicians lie.
    Hyperpartisanship noted, however.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    When will you just accept that some things need to be done. How many repubs and dems will need to do the same thing before you think "hey, maybe I'm wrong".
    You support attacking syria?
    Why?

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

    IF we act, I hope it's narrow and quick.

    I also hope that the next time a Republican is in power and has to make such a decision we don't have a stream of democrats proclaiming that "if we break it we bought it and must fix it" as we heard out one side of the mouth from some people as out the other side they were condemning the "occupation" of Afghanistan and Iraq.

    Ultimately I wouldn't be surprised if we take military action. Despite both sides trying to act like they're so different, both sides readily will make use of the military. The Left, on average, likes to use it for "peace keeping" or "humanitarian" or "human rights' type of reasons where as The Right, on average, likes to use it for "national defense" or "american interest". Ones perhaps more altruistic in it's approach while the other more regarding our state-interest...but they both have a fair bit open to its use. The difference is the worth each side places on such actions, good or ill.

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