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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I think it will take a competent ground force along with air strikes. but as I said, I will wait and see.
    Seems like a good plan.

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    How many men and women would have paid with their lives for almost five years after 2010?
    who would have been blamed for that--nothing Obama does will ever be right with with righties.

    We would have had a guerilla war like the one that helped bring down the soviet Union--helped by Russia.

    And then we have the border meme.
    And of course the debt sidetrack .
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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    And for six years the leadership has done things in the name of politics and not what was best for the country. The war in Iraq was unpopular. But instead of taking care of business Obama wanted a trophy by claiming he ended it. And now we all pay. Everything they have done has left us as sitting ducks. They refused to close the border where our own intelligence has said those who pose a threat to us have been entering through the porous border through Mexico. They refused to reign in the spending and the only real cuts they were willing to abide to were those to the military when we need them the most. And now our debt has become a national security issue. Even John Panetta spoke out this week and said Obama has screwed up in regard to Iraq. By announcing there will be no ground troops, he emboldens the enemy as he looks even less than a paper tiger, more like a friggen paper bunny. By not taking precautions to stop those citizens with passports that they were well aware had gone to Syria/Iraq to fight with ISIS from re-entering this country, they have put us all at even more greater risk especially when the call from the leadership of ISIS is to those members in their homelands to start killing. So here we are sitting ducks with targets on our backs. Quack Quack.
    Its the perfect storm of fail. This is what incompetence looks like.
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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    This is just unbelievable! Sitting ducks is now what we are! I just heard a few minutes that we're bombing Syria, too - I sure hope we got their permission to do so, because we were warned by the UN....
    The WH has stated it wont seek permission, despite Syria's requests. That was a few weeks back, dont know if anything has changed.

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    You were saying something about FOX news, as if they are the problem. POTUS is accountable to Americans, and while he may not be required to tell us his plans-its certainly not going to help his popularity or his politics.
    So you openly admit that Mr. Obama is not worried about his popularity and politics with how he is conducting his strategy.
    This is as it should be--too bad your side doesn't see it that way .
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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by GreatNews2night View Post
    What happened to "in time of war, we stand behind the commander-in-chief"?

    Shame on the partisan speech above. Both Bush and Obama committed blunders in Iraq, and both contributed to the mess we have today. No need to single them out, at this point.

    What is important now is to decimate the extremists who have beheaded two Americans, countless other foreigners, and their own people, and will undoubtedly become a threat to our national interests and even our homeland (we don't want a terrorist haven there; they will end up committing 9/11-like attacks here).

    So, let's stand behind our pilots and sailors who are bombing those f....ers, and put down the partisan divisions, will you?

    Now, if we can bomb them sufficiently and several other countries in the region including several Arab states put boots on the ground, we can win this without further risking our troops. If it doesn't work, then I'm sure there will be reassessment and American boots will go in.

    For now, let's just support our CiC and our brave pilots, and hope that none of our aircraft is brought down.

    Me, I love America and put it *way* above partisan politics. Shame on all Americans who don't think like me.
    Outstanding post.
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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by GreatNews2night View Post
    What happened to "in time of war, we stand behind the commander-in-chief"?
    Are we at war? Obama's own administration contradicts itself on that. I saw no prime time press conference where Obama said we are. We didn't declare war. So you tell me.

    Obama's ISIS Offensive Is Not 'War,' Kerry Insists - ABC News

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    So you openly admit that Mr. Obama is not worried about his popularity and politics with how he is conducting his strategy.
    This is as it should be--too bad your side doesn't see it that way .
    I admit nothing of the sort, have you read this thread?

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    The WH has stated it wont seek permission, despite Syria's requests. That was a few weeks back, dont know if anything has changed.
    Our enemy operates out of his country.
    ISIS is also Assad's enemy.
    I doubt the Syrian regime will complain very loudly.
    No matter how cynical I become toward politicians, it's never enough.

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    Re: US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    So you openly admit that Mr. Obama is not worried about his popularity and politics with how he is conducting his strategy.
    This is as it should be--too bad your side doesn't see it that way .
    It's amazing how confused and inconsistent these people get. You know, since the time when he was both a Muslim and the member of a Christian church that harbored a hateful priest... for them, the important thing is to bash the president no matter what, regardless of how inconsistent they get while doing it.

    So, "the president runs the Iraq situation for political gain... except when it's not for political gain... both occasions being wrong, just because, erm, well, just because it's him."

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