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    re: Congress not rushing back for Syria vote

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I'm not talking about popularity. I'm talking about credibility of action.
    I'm not sure what you mean here, Apst. Will America lose credibility if it doesn't act or is it that the military must finish the job completely in order to be credible?

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    re: Congress not rushing back for Syria vote

    I wonder if Obomba can get anywhere close to the 68.6% yes in The House and 77% yes in The Senate, that Bush got? Bush may have only got a 38.9% yes from the house Democrats, but he did get 58% of the senate democrats.

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    re: Congress not rushing back for Syria vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    I wonder if Obomba can get anywhere close to the 68.6% yes in The House and 77% yes in The Senate, that Bush got? Bush may have only got a 38.9% yes from the house Democrats, but he did get 58% of the senate democrats.
    The proof will be in the pudding, as they say.
    Fool me once, shame on you.
    Fool me twice....shame on me.

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    re: Congress not rushing back for Syria vote

    There's going to be some interesting alliances for when Congress inevitably approves Obama's Syrian quagmire.

    The people who hate Obama and oppose him no matter what will ally with the war weary Dems and vote no. Then there's the people on the other end of the fence. The folks who support Obama no matter what will ally with the warmongers. There's some overlap too. Plenty of people who hate Obama will cross the fence and support war profiteering. And then there's the one or two people in Congress who just don't see why we should be there.

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    re: Congress not rushing back for Syria vote

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    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.
    Chancey, IMO, because not all Democrats agree on what should be done about Syria. Plus, a lot still remember the heat that Dems took on the Iraq vote. We still don't know definitively who used the chemical weapons, but the UN report stated it was the rebels!

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    re: Congress not rushing back for Syria vote

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Chancey, IMO, because not all Democrats agree on what should be done about Syria. Plus, a lot still remember the heat that Dems took on the Iraq vote. We still don't know definitively who used the chemical weapons, but the UN report stated it was the rebels!
    Yes, and I find it odd that this administration is going to disagree with the UN.

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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.
    That's a joke. The senate will be in lock step with Barry and there are enough progressive republicans in the house to give him anything he wants. Just what exactly does Obama want to bomb for two days anyway?

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    re: Congress not rushing back for Syria vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    Yes, and I find it odd that this administration is going to disagree with the UN.
    if the the chemical weapons were deployed via a ballistic missile or a aircraft, then the regime is the most likely culprit.

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    re: Congress not rushing back for Syria vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    if the the chemical weapons were deployed via a ballistic missile or a aircraft, then the regime is the most likely culprit.
    So why does the UN say what it does?

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    re: Congress not rushing back for Syria vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    So why does the UN say what it does?
    i don't know, but no one on here besides myself care enough to be asking such details.

    i don't think the rebels could have been the ones behind the attacks, mainly because it is my belief that chemical weapons require specialist training in order to handle them. i don't think the rebel forces have any one with the knowledge to handle chemical weapons, and the only way we would know if they did use chemical weapons is if the chemical weapons blew up in their faces or backfired on them.

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