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

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Perhaps, but whether or not we go to war should be decided on the U.S.'s best interests. Yep, a lot has changed.
    Ironically enough nobody in the administration has mentioned how it's in the U.S. best interest to be involved. In addition to failing to mention that the rebel forces have been infiltrated by Al-Qaeda.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Info wars, right? The folks that believe 9/11 was an inside job (wait, you do too). Snore
    Wrong... On both counts, because this takes the position that we are at war with terrorist groups like Alquaida.

    Alquaida, one of the main focuses of the war on terror counts themselves amongst the Assad rebels... This has been well documented in pretty much every news outlet.

    If helping a group we are at war with is not treason, then what is?!?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    Ironically enough nobody in the administration has mentioned how it's in the U.S. best interest to be involved. In addition to failing to mention that the rebel forces have been infiltrated by Al-Qaeda.
    My sentiments exactly. This is one I hope we just stay out of. All the way out of.
    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
    Do people really read anymore. Or is everything decided on a snazzy one liner or the slogan of the day?
    I am still an avid reader. The younger generation reads, too, but it's usually what their friends are doing on Facebook, or what Paris Hilton and the Kardashians are doing. But they are reading! :

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

    If it's so urgent,why not call congress back from recess?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Drake McHugh View Post
    If it's so urgent,why not call congress back from recess?
    Because it is the perfect excuse for Obama to back down "gracefully", without actually having to appear to want to do so; Obama simply waits for the congress critters to tell him that he must back down, like the Parliament did in the UK. If things in Syria get worse then Obama simply blames congress (emphasizing that the GOP was wrong, of course) for making him back down, if things get better in Syria then Obama can claim that his "hard line stance" has caused the change for the better.
    “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    I am still an avid reader. The younger generation reads, too, but it's usually what their friends are doing on Facebook, or what Paris Hilton and the Kardashians are doing. But they are reading! :
    That's not what I would call reading. But then again, when I was a kid, all I read was comic books, tons of them and then continued reading in adult life. But I graduated to history, bio's, etc. I am currently reading a book on Kit Carson, a bio not an adventure tale. After that is one on Teddy Roosevelt. Then I have one written by Dutch Van Kirk, the navigator of the Enola Gay. He doesn't live that far from me.
    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 ttwtt78640 View Post
    Because it is the perfect excuse for Obama to back down "gracefully", without actually having to appear to want to do so; Obama simply waits for the congress critters to tell him that he must back down, like the Parliament did in the UK. If things in Syria get worse then Obama simply blames congress (emphasizing that the GOP was wrong, of course) for making him back down, if things get better in Syria then Obama can claim that his "hard line stance" has caused the change for the better.
    Either he gets Congressional backing or he doesn't. If he does he can go ahead without regrets. If not he can blame it on Republicans.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    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?"
    Yes, it's the WPA. Sorry, made a mistake in saying it's the Constitution.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    That's not what I would call reading. But then again, when I was a kid, all I read was comic books, tons of them and then continued reading in adult life. But I graduated to history, bio's, etc. I am currently reading a book on Kit Carson, a bio not an adventure tale. After that is one on Teddy Roosevelt. Then I have one written by Dutch Van Kirk, the navigator of the Enola Gay. He doesn't live that far from me.
    I started out with comic books, too! I took a speed-reading course some years ago, because I complained to the Library Lady that there were just too many writers, and only one me to read them all! : She used to hold books for me that she thought I might like. Best course I ever took, Pero! It didn't help me too much in college, though, because I found that I had to take notes, but fictional reading? I sail through those! I love the Science Fiction genre, especially anything with dragons and wizards. You know that because of Polgara, my avator. I also like anything historical, going all the way back to Ancient Egypt. Too much to read...too little time!

    Are you still writing?

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