Moderator's Warning: Stop the snipping and stop the trolling.
"Never fear. Him is here" - Captain Chaos (Dom DeLuise), Cannonball Run
Mace Windu: Then our worst fears have been realized. We must move quickly if the Jedi Order is to survive.
But yeah. This debacle....
.... it takes some impressive screw-uppery to manage to make Jimmy Carter look comparatively strong and resolute.
“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
It really is sad, what exactly did Bush do to you and your family that creates this hatred and here we are five years after leaving office you still have to promote those liberal lies to divert from the Obama record?
Debt to the Penny (Daily History Search Application)
Debt when Obama took office was 10.6 trillion dollars and it is now approaching 17 trillion. Obama signed the Bush budget in March 2009 after adding to it. The Bush projected deficit was not a trillion dollars and the continuing resolutions from Oct. 2008 to January 21, 2009 did not create the 1.2 trillion dollar deficit for fiscal year 2009. Further the Treasury Dept. does not show a Clinton surplus that you and others claim existed.
I wouldn't have expected someone who claims to be in business to be so poorly informed about either economic policies or actual results.
But he is right here. The international community's credibility is on the line. And that is bad because we are going to need that credibility with the political capital that brings with it, if we want to stop the slide into a multipolar international system with its near certainty of world war in this century. Of course we ie the international community should not have let the dictator commit mass murder in the first place. But gassing the civilian population is certainly something you cannot just stand by and watch. That makes one an accomplice.
How did Our Oil get under Their Sand?
Here's what has become clear over the last 4+ years and brought into crystal clarity with Benghazi & Syria serving as evidence.
People are starting to apply the terms incompetent & unqualified to Obama but that's only partly true.
As a foreign policy President it's 100% accurate ... but he didn't run as a foreign policy president and never wanted or intended to be one.
His interest was and remains domestic policy. His goal is to Europeanize the USA and he's really good at that.
Obamacare ? Good example. Huge progress toward European Socialism.
Policies that keep the economy and employment growth weak so as to increase the dependent class leading to perpetuation of his Party which leads to more of the same.
Institutionalizing a dependency that'll be damn near impossible to reverse.
This is the kind of thing he was trained to do and he's doing it really well.
I agree, gassing a civilian population is a horrific thing; and no, we cannot just "stand by and watch." But neither can we do something that is likely guaranteed to result in far more deaths, if not potentially lead to another world war.
And realize what we're actually considering doing - siding with Al Qaeda (who are the ones fighting Assad's regime), a mortal enemy with whom we've been fighting for the past 12 years, which a successful outcome of our involvement would only mean ensconcing an avowed enemy of the United States into power - and think about it - power over and possession of a vast storehouse of chemical weapons. We're also considering letting the Saudi government pay for our soldiers, fundamentally turning the United States armed services into a mercenary force. There's so much more...
Finally, where is the proof Assad is the one who actually set off those chemical weapons? There isn't any, which is part of the reason why so many of our allies are not in favor of this. Those of our allies who are in favor of this have their own political reasons for wanting us to overthrow Assad - NONE OF WHICH HAVE ANYTHING WHATSOEVER TO DO WITH THE GASSING OF INNOCENT CIVILIANS.
Think about it - the "innocent civilian" meme is really just an excuse. If our president, if the international community were so concerned about the loss of innocent life, why is there no outrage over the forced starvation deaths of over 20,000 civilians in North Korea? Hmmm? See also here and here.
"Political capital" might be an appropriate word - but it has nothing to do with "compassion" over innocent lives. No, I don't buy for an instant that rationale.
Who chimes "No Absolutes!" chimes absolutely.