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    Re: Obama: "US should take military action against Syria", seeks Congressional Apporv

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Good thing I did not say scare, isn't it?
    A person would have to be afraid of the, "costs outweighing the benefits", for the costs to actually outweigh the benefits. It's called, "intimidation"; AKA fear; AKA "scared".
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    Re: Obama: "US should take military action against Syria", seeks Congressional Apporv

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Obama said that the president DOES NOT have the authority to unilaterally launch an attack. Biden says it's an impeachable offense.
    CORRECT. As stated, in plutocracies, all military strikes ordered by heads of state must be cleared w/their sponsors.

    However, legally, the Constitution permits the POTUS to wage war for at least 90 days without approval. Of course, the Constitution is irrelevant since no one will enforce it, but there's the complete answer.

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    Re: Obama: "US should take military action against Syria", seeks Congressional Apporv

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    CORRECT. As stated, in plutocracies, all military strikes ordered by heads of state must be cleared w/their sponsors.

    However, legally, the Constitution permits the POTUS to wage war for at least 90 days without approval. Of course, the Constitution is irrelevant since no one will enforce it, but there's the complete answer.
    That's the War Powers Act. I believe that Obama has never heard of that, or least not before he was elected to his first term.

    I can hear him now, "The War Powers Act? What's that?"
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    Re: Obama: "US should take military action against Syria", seeks Congressional Apporv

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    A person would have to be afraid of the, "costs outweighing the benefits", for the costs to actually outweigh the benefits. It's called, "intimidation"; AKA fear; AKA "scared".
    Wrong. Fear is not the intention, but to influence the cost/benefit ratio.
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    Re: Obama: "US should take military action against Syria", seeks Congressional Apporv

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    My only comment is that I'm surprised he's actually seeking congressional approval. Other than that....not surprised at anything else.
    Greetings, Kal'Stang.

    If BHO gets approval... he wins. If Congress says NO, he can say he tried, but his hands are tied..he wins. Don't you enjoy the game playing that goes on in DC, just to divert attention from an unwise comment? Meanwhile, nothing gets done on jobs or any of the other important issues facing this country! The infrastructure still keeps crumbling, and the debt clock keeps on ticking....

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    Re: Obama: "US should take military action against Syria", seeks Congressional Apporv

    What are the chances that Obama can get the Congressional Approval ?? (just an estimation)
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    Re: Obama: "US should take military action against Syria", seeks Congressional Apporv

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbabgone View Post
    Good evening, bubba!

    You have illustrated an excellent point! Too much talking, and very little doing going on! Has everyone tuned out the blah blah blah?

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    Re: Obama: "US should take military action against Syria", seeks Congressional Apporv

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    I agree it will be struck down because of partisan issues/ political moves liek it was in the House of Commons. I think Obama is trying to back off from this issue and getting struck down in congress gives him an excuse.
    I think you are pretty close to the truth here, Higgy. I think he honestly believes the use of chemical weapons deserves a military response, but he also knows that the people are tired of never-ending conflicts, and they see this as another one. I think it unlikely that he will get Congressional approval, because its not just Generals that are always fighting the last war. Politicians do it, too.
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    Re: Obama: "US should take military action against Syria", seeks Congressional Apporv

    Quote Originally Posted by Coin View Post
    What are the chances that Obama can get the Congressional Approval ?? (just an estimation)
    Slim to none.
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