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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by GreatNews2night View Post
    Sign me up, and call me a fool, then. In the past such "fools" were called patriots. Yes, I *will* stand behind our troops and our CiC when we are fighting foreign enemies, regardless of how foolish you think it is.
    A patriot is a person who vigorously supports their country and is prepared to defend it against enemies or detractors. By that definition this administration hasn't lived up to it. You don't leave your borders open for people that want to do you harm to get in and still claim to be a patriot. You don't let those among us willing to engage in traitorous fighting and then return to this country where they pose a threat to the citizens and live up to what a patriot is defined to be.

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    A patriot is a person who vigorously supports their country and is prepared to defend it against enemies or detractors. By that definition this administration hasn't lived up to it. You don't leave your borders open for people that want to do you harm to get in and still claim to be a patriot. You don't let those among us willing to engage in traitorous fighting and then return to this country where they pose a threat to the citizens and live up to what a patriot is defined to be.
    And this apply to me, how? I'm not a member of this administration, and I don't agree with all its policies.
    I will support our troops and our CiC, though, when we are fighting foreign enemies.

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by GreatNews2night View Post
    And this apply to me, how? I'm not a member of this administration, and I don't agree with all its policies.
    I will support our troops and our CiC, though, when we are fighting foreign enemies.
    When you support something/someone you condone what they do. I don't know how any logical thinking person using the definition of patriot could condone what this administration has done.

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    When you support something/someone you condone what they do. I don't know how any logical thinking person using the definition of patriot could condone what this administration has done.
    OK. I'm a fool, and incapable of logical thinking. Sure. Thank you for the personal attacks. Now go back to hating the president regardless of what he does or doesn't do (yep, there is a lot of logical thinking in that, right?!?!? Such as, let's deny him authorization to bomb Syria, and then complain that he isn't doing enough against Syria; yeah, right, that's very logical!). Me, I want those extremists decimated, and I'll support any action that will get them killed.

    I won't be surprised, if he sends troops to the ground, if the Right immediately switches to condemning it too.

    The thing is:

    Obama does A = he is wrong.
    Obama does the opposite of A = he is wrong.
    Obama refrains from doing either A or the opposite of A = he is wrong.

    Yep, very logical.

    It gets very tiresome.

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Airstrikes have started, lets see if anything substantive comes of it. Knowing Obama this was all show.
    Knowing partisan hacks like you he won't ever be able to do anything right.

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    I see, hence his "no boots on the ground" comments. Because airstrikes win wars.

    And yes, we are at war-with a new enemy-ISIS.
    There will be boots on the ground. Just not ours for a change. We can't fight these people's battles forever.

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by FaceofBachmann View Post
    So is US Conservative happy or sad that Obama is bombing terrorists? It's hard for conservatives to keep their talking points straight nowadays, they've become so virulently Obamaphobic.
    Sure wish they would make up their minds. They blast him for not doing anything and when he does they blast him for that.

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Its pretty straight forward, if Obama hadn't lost the peace in Iraq for his personal political benefit-we wouldn't be here now.

    So while he needs to clean up his mess-that mess is THERE because of our incompetent president.

    And we now need to clean it up.

    Too complex for you?
    Actually your explanation is too simplistic and partisan. The American people wanted out and it was a campaign promise to get us out and partially why he was elected. The former president already had the timeline set up. We trained the Iraqis and did our best to help them get their act together for over a decade. It's not Obama's fault Al Maliki disenfranchised the sunnies and kurds and some of these people don't have the courage to fight for their country.

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Good Lord. President Ding Dong is now arming the same "soldiers" he called a fantasy a few weeks ago?
    Yup. And while he wouldn't strike Assad in Syria last year without a vote-he's fine doing it now-because a vote would hurt his party and might be voted down.

    That said, I have to give props to our military. The fact that they pulled this off apparently without casualties (even after over a week's worth of heads up from Obama to ISIS) is remarkable. In addition, these strikes saw the first combat use of the F22. Our military men and women are so good we sometimes take for granted the outstanding work they do.

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    It wasn't unforeseen. Iraq AND Obama's generals warned him...and it came true.
    This is what happens when we elect weak leaders.
    Not totally true. The speed of which the ISIS blitzkrieg manifested itself took a lot of experts by surprise.

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