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

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I suppose he could, but in my view, it still doesn't make it right. But this time, I have the feeling the president is looking for a way around his red line. By going to congress and having them vote down the use of force... Well you know.
    And then he doesn't enforce the same treaty he did for Libya?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    The thing is the President could have obtained congressional approval. The votes were there.
    Perhaps he's not sure what to do at this point? It looks to me that anything that is done is Syria might be the wrong thing for America to do. We shouldn't take sides in this religious war between opposing factions, IMO.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    And then he doesn't enforce the same treaty he did for Libya?
    Appearances are everything.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Perhaps he's not sure what to do at this point? It looks to me that anything that is done is Syria might be the wrong thing for America to do. We shouldn't take sides in this religious war between opposing factions, IMO.
    I think there is no right side. I think what Obama had in mind is akin to President CLinton did after the embassy bombings in Africa. He lobbed a few cruze missiles into afghanistan. That didn't accomplish a thing, but was more a face saving thing to do. But since then a lot of those responsible for the embassy bombings have either been killed or brought to justice. A few still remain at large.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Appearances are everything.
    There would be the appearance that his enforcement of the treaty the first time was not necessary and thus his actions were illegal.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    There would be the appearance that his enforcement of the treaty the first time was not necessary and thus his actions were illegal.
    That is something to think about. Perhaps our founding fathers were right about not becoming entangled in foreign alliances. Libya worked out, I do not think Syria will. Too many bad guys on both sides. In my opinion we should sit this one out entirely.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Perhaps our founding fathers were right about not becoming entangled in foreign alliances.
    The founding fathers lived in a world without computers, airplanes, WMD or globalization. I think their foreign policy remarks should be considered in context.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I think there is no right side. I think what Obama had in mind is akin to President CLinton did after the embassy bombings in Africa. He lobbed a few cruze missiles into afghanistan. That didn't accomplish a thing, but was more a face saving thing to do. But since then a lot of those responsible for the embassy bombings have either been killed or brought to justice. A few still remain at large.
    "How to win friends and influence people." Good book that should be required reading, IMO.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    The founding fathers lived in a world without computers, airplanes, WMD or globalization. I think their foreign policy remarks should be considered in context.
    Perhaps, but whether or not we go to war should be decided on the U.S.'s best interests. Yep, a lot has changed.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    "How to win friends and influence people." Good book that should be required reading, IMO.
    Do people really read anymore. Or is everything decided on a snazzy one liner or the slogan of the day?
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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