Has any one else noticed how desperately Aperachat is trying to divert from the fact that the premise of his thread proved to be bull****?
Your correct, many of those JFK liberals would become neo-cons during the 1970's.
my 2 cents... either you do nothing or you do something big enough to convince everyone that you are not bull****ting around. a half-assed "token" strike isn't going to accomplish anything except piss people off.
We could likely fire a missile from Florida and have it hit Syria. They don't need to be in the Mediterranean for us to hit them. However, if they wan to hit us, they need to be there.
Aircraft carrier in the Red Sea where the planes could fly over Saudi Arabia and Israel to get to Syria, and our ally Turkey is pretty darn close too.
So the upshot is - a bunch of ships that probably won't be involved are not sitting waiting for Syria to attack them, meanwhile not reducing our capabilities.
It was Obama who abandoned the Middle East and North Africa with his lead from behind. It was Obama who supported the Arab Spring. It was all of Obama's failed foreign policies why the Middle East is a complete basket case today.
And I realize you have a poor grasp of who became Neo-cons but they were the Cons of the democratic party, not the liberals...
But you want us to believe the GOP didn't have a bushel basket of 'gap-screamers'???
Shirley you jest....
Syria isn't in a position to do anything to us... no move is without risk and we sadly forgot when backing corrupt regimes in the ME before 9-11.
Right now we are not taking sides in this civil war, we are punishing one side for using Chemical weapons. You keep trying to say we have to invade or just sit and watch... that is your opinion... have at it...
your boy, Obama, saida token/limited strike with a handful of cruise missiles is NOT enormous consequencesWe have communicated in no uncertain terms with every player in the region that that's a red line for us and that there would be enormous consequences if we start seeing movement on the chemical weapons front or the use of chemical weapons