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    re: Congress not rushing back for Syria vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    I completely disagree. Bush was improving relations with Libya, and Obomba blew the country to hell. Just one example.
    Here's another example...... Iraq.
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    re: Congress not rushing back for Syria vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    As it should.

    Congress needs to stand up to this president.
    You're wrong on this one, my friend. It's America's credibility that's at stake here. Everyone already knows that Obama is a puss.
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    re: Congress not rushing back for Syria vote

    Hopefully they vote against it.Were going broke,we bailed out on Iraq and it seems to later bite us in the ass when we interfere. We are damned if we do and damned if we don't. So I would rather be damned and not spend a dime than to be damned and spend trillions of dollars.
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    re: Congress not rushing back for Syria vote

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    You're wrong on this one, my friend. It's America's credibility that's at stake here. Everyone already knows that Obama is a puss.
    I don't think the Americans should worry too much about what the rest of the world thinks because many don't like Americans anyway. Being the only country that has mattered for the last 70 years has created a lot of friends and enemies, but America serving American interests has had more positive effects in its history than negative. As other posters have mentioned, it doesn't much matter either way if credibility is the issue.

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    re: Congress not rushing back for Syria vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    They should consider how many Syrians they will have to kill in order to prevent Syrians from killing Syrians.
    Yes, but in the end, we cannot win. A win would only be a stable government. That is not going to happen with those Obomba wants to help.

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    re: Congress not rushing back for Syria vote

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Here's another example...... Iraq.
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    re: Congress not rushing back for Syria vote

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    You're wrong on this one, my friend. It's America's credibility that's at stake here. Everyone already knows that Obama is a puss.
    That's why congress voting for no action is the only right answer.

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    re: Congress not rushing back for Syria vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    I don't think the Americans should worry too much about what the rest of the world thinks because many don't like Americans anyway. Being the only country that has mattered for the last 70 years has created a lot of friends and enemies, but America serving American interests has had more positive effects in its history than negative. As other posters have mentioned, it doesn't much matter either way if credibility is the issue.
    I'm not talking about popularity. I'm talking about credibility of action.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    re: Congress not rushing back for Syria vote

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    As much as I think we should stay out of this one and that Obama has already made us all look like assholes, a no vote would do great damage to American credibility. Obama has already advertised to the world that he can't walk the walk. Congressional disapproval would only make things worse.
    Good evening, apdst.

    I don't understand your post. BHO speaks for BHO. Disapproval would make things worse for who? Are you stating that Congress should vote Yes, otherwise we look like we're not united? Other countries follow what's happening in DC more than most US citizens do.

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    re: Congress not rushing back for Syria vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Sietske22 View Post
    The Congressional GOP leadership supports this move by Obama.

    so do I.
    Not necessarily - Boehner has been quoted as saying he won't be twisting any arms or rounding up votes - it will be up to Obama and the administration to convince people and whip the vote. That tells me that at least on the House side there's not sufficient support on the Republican side to get this passed and Democrats will have to swing the vote.
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