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    House Speaker John Boehner will support strike on Syria

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    House Speaker John Boehner plans to vote to approve a measure authorizing U.S. military action against Syria, the Ohio Republican said after a meeting with President Barack Obama in the White House Tuesday. "This is something that the United Stats and the country need to do. I’m going to support the president’s call for action,” Boehner said after the meeting with the president and other congressional leaders. "I believe that my colleagues should support this call for action."
    OK, it's good that Boehner, along with Cantor, are putting aside differences to back Obama on this............. But do we really need to do this? That is the question. Whatever intel Obama showed Boehner, it evidently persuaded him. However, Obama needs to persuade the American people, and keeping the reasons secret from the American people is not going to cut it.

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    Re: House Speaker John Boehner will support strike on Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
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    OK, it's good that Boehner, along with Cantor, are putting aside differences to back Obama on this............. But do we really need to do this? That is the question. Whatever intel Obama showed Boehner, it evidently persuaded him. However, Obama needs to persuade the American people, and keeping the reasons secret from the American people is not going to cut it.

    Obama, show the American people what you have. We demand it.
    I don't think it's necessary, but with Republican backing it will happen. With Congressional approval which will blow some minds here.

    How many posts until Boehner and Cantor get called "RINOs?"


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    I think going into syria is a terrible idea with no good outcome for the US. Anything short of anihilation of both the rebels and the present government will lead to a group of dangerous loonies in charge. With public opinion so low about it, and the huge fuss they have made about it the only thing that will come about is america being well aware of another huge US military screw up. If the republicans in congress wanted in on this stupidity so they can be the ones approving it then good for them. We should be realizing the monumental fail of it all just in time for 2014 and the financial sting will continue long through 2016. Obama does not have another term to run for, they do. It is a stupid waste that will put another burden on the people of the US and the US economy. If the people do not let their congressman know they will face primary challenges in their next election because of this then they deserve what they get.

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    Re: House Speaker John Boehner will support strike on Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Article is here.



    OK, it's good that Boehner, along with Cantor, are putting aside differences to back Obama on this............. But do we really need to do this? That is the question. Whatever intel Obama showed Boehner, it evidently persuaded him. However, Obama needs to persuade the American people, and keeping the reasons secret from the American people is not going to cut it.

    Obama, show the American people what you have. We demand it.
    I wouldn't be so sure that Boehner was persuaded by evidence. Wouldn't be surprised if Obama offered him a few political carrots in the coming political battles to sweeten the deal. Can't believe Boehner is going along with this.

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    Re: House Speaker John Boehner will support strike on Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    I don't think it's necessary, but with Republican backing it will happen. With Congressional approval which will blow some minds here.

    How many posts until Boehner and Cantor get called "RINOs?"
    I'll play!
    Boehner is a RINO.

    IMO we have no reason to bother with Syria!

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    Re: House Speaker John Boehner will support strike on Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by penn1954 View Post
    I'll play!
    Boehner is a RINO.

    IMO we have no reason to bother with Syria!
    Really, conservative and republicans here have shown no love for Boehner from the beginning. His appointment was a and has been a massive disappointment to both conservatives and republicans.

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    Re: House Speaker John Boehner will support strike on Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Article is here.



    OK, it's good that Boehner, along with Cantor, are putting aside differences to back Obama on this............. But do we really need to do this? That is the question. Whatever intel Obama showed Boehner, it evidently persuaded him. However, Obama needs to persuade the American people, and keeping the reasons secret from the American people is not going to cut it.

    Obama, show the American people what you have. We demand it.
    I agree. I am far from convinced, regardless of what Syria's gov't is doing to the Syrian people, that it poses any direct threat to the U.S. (or its allies) and that is my standard for taking "defensive" action.
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    Re: House Speaker John Boehner will support strike on Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by tererun View Post
    I think going into syria is a terrible idea with no good outcome for the US. Anything short of anihilation of both the rebels and the present government will lead to a group of dangerous loonies in charge. With public opinion so low about it, and the huge fuss they have made about it the only thing that will come about is america being well aware of another huge US military screw up. If the republicans in congress wanted in on this stupidity so they can be the ones approving it then good for them. We should be realizing the monumental fail of it all just in time for 2014 and the financial sting will continue long through 2016. Obama does not have another term to run for, they do. It is a stupid waste that will put another burden on the people of the US and the US economy. If the people do not let their congressman know they will face primary challenges in their next election because of this then they deserve what they get.
    I have to agree here tere... I just don't see a US interest in supporting either side.
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    Re: House Speaker John Boehner will support strike on Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by penn1954 View Post
    I'll play!
    Boehner is a RINO.

    IMO we have no reason to bother with Syria!

    Boehner is a monkey humping a football...I am surprised that he wasn't shown asking Obama's permission to agree.
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    Re: House Speaker John Boehner will support strike on Syria

    It is a stupid waste that will put another burden on the people of the US and the US economy.
    One man's waste is another man's treasure. Every shot we fire puts money into the suppliers pocket. Money talks.

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