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    re: Congress not rushing back for Syria vote

    Where did Syria get these weapons? Maybe these are the ones Saddam moved out of Iraq before we gave him the big wupass?

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    re: Congress not rushing back for Syria vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Juanita View Post
    Well, you said it yourself I think. It is about values/right and wrong and it is never too late to do right.. We should have intervened in a more helpful way two years ago, now it will be more difficult, but can still be done.. We cannot be seen by the world as weak..That will embolden our enemies to do whatever they want.. All we have done is to postpone the action, giving Syria time to remove their planes, move their chemical weapons, hide their launchers and coordinate with Iran and Hezbollah...
    Going through the proper channels, following the rule of LAW will be admired by the world, not seen as weak. Other countries are backing off because the White house can't deliver the goods in terms of evidence that the Syrian government used chemical weapons.

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    re: Congress not rushing back for Syria vote

    The whole thing is sad/funny.

    This is purely a hypothetical situation to illustrate a concept.
    What if some nation..whoever...said that due to ongoing human rights abuses and possessing WMD, that they will soon fire some missles at us to "punish" us?
    LMAO..what if they lobbed a few rockets at washington?
    Would that be an unprovoked act of aggression and war? Would we just say' Oh my, you're right!..We'll now cease and desist our bad behavior now that you've shown us the error of our ways".


    ..Oh yeah...and let's not forget, this country is the only nation in the world to USE NUCLEAR WEAPONS...and we used them ON CIVILIANS..now tell me where we get the "moral authority" to run other people's business?

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    re: Congress not rushing back for Syria vote

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    If we go to Syria we need to have a solid plan and get the job done right. We can't afford to intervene only to have some terrorist organization or Muslim extremist government taking control.

    I assume by doing it right you mean toppling the Syrian government and putting in another government. The rebels have failed to cooperate effectively with one another and none of the factions would be satisfied with the other in control. The Syrian people prefer the status quo of their government over the uncertainties of the terrorist rebels, they've observed Iraq, Egypt and Libya.

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    re: Congress not rushing back for Syria vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Juanita View Post
    We don't have to take over anyplace.. We may not be the worlds police, but we are a world leader--"The" world leader and thus we have responsibilities.. By using chemical weapons on civilians including women and over 400 children, Syria broke the rules..
    It has not been established that the Syrian government used chemical weapons. And when it served US purposes, they have provided and encouraged the use of chemical weapons in the past, so your great world leader has no credibility!!

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    re: Congress not rushing back for Syria vote

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Mornin' INF. Yeah and I wouldn't trust Corker on this one. He is in line with McCain and just came back recently from over there. But like you I am glad to see Obama.....DO THE RIGHT THING for Once!!!!!

    Albeit.....a bit late. Still better late than sorry.
    Unless a ton of questions get answered between now and the Congress vote, I dont see him getting authorization...this is his "out"...he can save face if Congress does not give him authorization. He wont look like a cowboy or a coward.

    Good move on his part....politically speaking. He can spin it that the Republicans wouldnt give him permission so;
    more people in Syria will die....Republicans gave the OK for use of chemical weapons by dictators....fill in your own blame the Republicans rant here.

    If he does act against the vote in Congress and attacks anyway, I would hope that impeachment proceedings would start the second the first missile was launched.
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    re: Congress not rushing back for Syria vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Woodman909 View Post
    Where did Syria get these weapons? Maybe these are the ones Saddam moved out of Iraq before we gave him the big wupass?
    It's still not clear why people weren't terribly upset when Saddam gassed his own people but are now ready to drop bombs when Assad does the same.

    These mixed messages only encourage dictators.

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    re: Congress not rushing back for Syria vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    I assume by doing it right you mean toppling the Syrian government and putting in another government. The rebels have failed to cooperate effectively with one another and none of the factions would be satisfied with the other in control. The Syrian people prefer the status quo of their government over the uncertainties of the terrorist rebels, they've observed Iraq, Egypt and Libya.
    Why dont we just stay out of another countries civil war?

    If we were to put in place a puppet government of our choosing, they would blame the US for every bad thing that happens there for the next however long the puppet government stands.

    We should just stay out of it and let them handle it themselves...good or bad outcome.
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    re: Congress not rushing back for Syria vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    It's still not clear why people weren't terribly upset when Saddam gassed his own people but are now ready to drop bombs when Assad does the same.

    These mixed messages only encourage dictators.
    No one even knows if Assad's government did this yet.
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