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    re: Obama team thought Iran would not tolerate Bashar Assad's use of WMDs [W:19]

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    NO, we don't, not so fast Eco. Again and still it is FAR from confirmed that president Assad used chemical weapons against his own people. And as pointed out on this board and elsewhere every single day, you are in a very tiny minority if you believe he did. So it makes complete sense that Iran has the position that it does. Why would they condemn something that did not happen. Thankfully your not a diplomatic negotiator.
    It shouldn't matter who used chemical weapons. Obama said he was going to act, no matter which side used them.
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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: Obama team thought Iran would not tolerate Bashar Assad's use of WMDs [W:19]

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It shouldn't matter who used chemical weapons. Obama said he was going to act, no matter which side used them.
    I doubt anybody believes that Obama meant he would attack his ally's that he's been supporting all this time. You have to realise that the criticism should be toward Obama for making the silly ultimatum, not that he isn't acting on the silly ultimatum.

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    re: Obama team thought Iran would not tolerate Bashar Assad's use of WMDs [W:19]

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    No, I'm an individual whose foreign policy positions are not determined by random individual people. Anyone whose position is determined by such is a moron.

    What in the world does that mean? Who, here or anywhere is basing their foreign policy position on a random individual?

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    re: Obama team thought Iran would not tolerate Bashar Assad's use of WMDs [W:19]

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    I doubt anybody believes that Obama meant he would attack his ally's that he's been supporting all this time. You have to realise that the criticism should be toward Obama for making the silly ultimatum, not that he isn't acting on the silly ultimatum.
    In reality, there is criticism for both. It was dumb to throw down the gauntlet; even dumber not to carry through.
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    re: Obama team thought Iran would not tolerate Bashar Assad's use of WMDs [W:19]

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    What in the world does that mean? Who, here or anywhere is basing their foreign policy position on a random individual?
    You're proposing that someone ought give a crap about the rantings of a random person. Further, you propose that someone who does not is a "very calloused individual". Your attempt at personal demonization is BS, both in its premise (which is a plea for emotion-based positions) and its conclusion.

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    re: Obama team thought Iran would not tolerate Bashar Assad's use of WMDs [W:19]

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    In reality, there is criticism for both. It was dumb to throw down the gauntlet; even dumber not to carry through.
    If it was dumb (and it was) to throw down the gauntlet, then the smart thing to do is pick it back up and back away. Going forward with a second dumb action to save face makes no sense. Who wants us to start bombing Syria, killing people and destroying infrastructure, to save face?

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    re: Obama team thought Iran would not tolerate Bashar Assad's use of WMDs [W:19]

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    [/b]If it was dumb (and it was) to throw down the gauntlet, then the smart thing to do is pick it back up and back away.[/b] Going forward with a second dumb action to save face makes no sense. Who wants us to start bombing Syria, killing people and destroying infrastructure, to save face?
    The enemy will see that as a sign of weakness and exploit it. It would be totally idiotic to just back down.
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    re: Obama team thought Iran would not tolerate Bashar Assad's use of WMDs [W:19]

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    You're proposing that someone ought give a crap about the rantings of a random person. Further, you propose that someone who does not is a "very calloused individual". Your attempt at personal demonization is BS, both in its premise (which is a plea for emotion-based positions) and its conclusion.
    If you listened to her comments to John McCain and you weren't moved your calloused. If you didn't listen to her comments then your talking about something you know nothing about.

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    Re: Obama team thought Iran would not tolerate Bashar Assad's use of WMDs [W:19]

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    The enemy will see that as a sign of weakness and exploit it. It would be totally idiotic to just back down.
    Who's the enemy apdst?

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