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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Yep, I have finished the book which I call 'RUN OVER BY A BANGKOK BUS", based on my personal experiences in Southeast Asia. I may have told you that before and now have finished two western books, Rouge Justice and Revenge or Justice. I enjoy it and it takes my mind off things. I might have a publishers for RUN OVER BY A BANGKOK BUS, not sure yet. I am dealing with who gets what rights. I'll hang onto it if I am not happy with the deal.

    You like SCI-FI, did I send you 6 Realms, a novella that isn't that long. It won first place on Francis Capola's ZOETROPE site. I told you about that, didn't I.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    I think he is making a mistake. The embarrassment from a Congressional defeat could be extraordinary. There is ample precedent in history for a limited military intervention without Congressional authorization going all the way back to Jefferson. If he thought it was necessary (and I agree that it is) he should have taken quick and decisive action.


    He must have a good reason for doing this as it makes no sense to me... He knows dam well that the far right conservatives in the House--even if they wanted us to go into Syria--will vote no just to make him look weak... Perhaps he is hoping that if they know he will go in anyway, they will vote yes... The only other reason that I can think of is that he wants to do more than just a limited and narrow strike, especially if there is retaliation... Right now he looks weak, the Free Syrian Army feels betrayed, The Regime and Iran feel emboldened and I feel embarrassed...

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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 would be gravely disappointed in him if that was the case...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I didn't support our going into Iraq, or Afghanistan, and I don't support our intervention in Syria either.
    I think the rest of the world should take some ****ing responsibility too. Saddam murdered innocent human beings, he should have been taken down over two decades ago and it should have been with the support of the rest of the world and with the blessing of the UN if they actually gave a **** about human rights violations over their own political motivations. If Syria is using chemical weapons on civilians then their fate should be sealed as well and the US being an ocean away shouldn't be the only one responsible for acting on that.

    We get bitched at for getting involved and bitched at if we don't.

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

    Congressional Republican leaders ALL support this move by Obama.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Sietske22 View Post
    Congressional Republican leaders ALL support this move by Obama.
    Do you have a link?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jredbaron96 View Post
    Obama: US should take military action against Syria - CNN.com



    Obama is now seeking Congressional approval for strikes against Syria.

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    a political move, political cover? ... GOP, beware, you may get what you wish for ...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Why didn't President Obama seek congressional approval for his Libyan operations. Libya involved a whole lot more than a little Sryian attack will. It is stuff like this that leaves me scratching my head.
    My suspicion is that perhaps now that UK has walked away from this, that he hopes Congress will do the same. I am glad this is going in front of Congress; to be honest.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Monserrat View Post
    I think the rest of the world should take some ****ing responsibility too. Saddam murdered innocent human beings, he should have been taken down over two decades ago and it should have been with the support of the rest of the world and with the blessing of the UN if they actually gave a **** about human rights violations over their own political motivations. If Syria is using chemical weapons on civilians then their fate should be sealed as well and the US being an ocean away shouldn't be the only one responsible for acting on that.

    We get bitched at for getting involved and bitched at if we don't.

    (frustration directed against the situation and not you)
    Each country on our planet should donate the exact same amount of troops, and pay the exact same amount of money. Then the UN could decide what to do based on what they could afford to do and how many troops they have. And I do not feel soldiers from each country should be forced to serve in a UN capacity. The UN has nothing to do with the USA Constitution or any other country constitution and therefore no soldier working for the UN Security Council should NOT be forced to do so. USA troops are sworn to uphold the US Constitution.

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