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Thread: You're The Congressman... You Make the Call on Syria (Yea... or Nay.. or...) and why

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    Re: You're The Congressman... You Make the Call on Syria (Yea... or Nay.. or...) and

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Yes for limited strikes, no on ground troops.
    Why? Why is a limited strike a good idea? What does it accomplish? Someone has to convince me that it is more than a weak symbolic gesture. Or, "do we have to strike, before we find out the benefits?"

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    Re: You're The Congressman... You Make the Call on Syria (Yea... or Nay.. or...) and

    Emphatically, nay.

    Why? So many reasons that it's difficult if not impossible to list them all or prioritize them.

    Let's start with the most simple and plain reason on that basis - $$$.



    War is expensive and we are deadbeats in the poor house, in part because of stupid and needless wars like this one would be. Even if all we do is launch some cruise missiles, we're still talking about wasting a valuable resource that was quite expensive to buy in the first place, something that could be used to defend the country against attackers which is the purpose and justification of our military spending in the first place.

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    Re: You're The Congressman... You Make the Call on Syria (Yea... or Nay.. or...) and

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    No one is talking about fighting Russia, Iran, or China. Where are you getting this from?
    It sure sounds like we're preparing to fight someone in Syria... who it should be is a puzzle because there is disagreement on who used the chemical weapons because there is apparently no proof, other than the UN report... which will bring Russia very much into the picture, since they are allies. Please explain where I am wrong in my thinking that this is a bad idea!

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    Re: You're The Congressman... You Make the Call on Syria (Yea... or Nay.. or...) and

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    It sure sounds like we're preparing to fight someone in Syria... who it should be is a puzzle because there is disagreement on who used the chemical weapons because there is apparently no proof, other than the UN report... which will bring Russia very much into the picture, since they are allies. Please explain where I am wrong in my thinking that this is a bad idea!
    There is only disagreement amongst people who would prefer to believe that Assad is not responsible. Russia is also not in the picture, they are not militarily involved in this question in any way, shape, or form.

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    Re: You're The Congressman... You Make the Call on Syria (Yea... or Nay.. or...) and

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Not if the stated goal is not to remove him from power, which it is. Saying achieving your stated goal is a failure is just silly.
    Wasn't Obama's "stated goal" last year regime change in Syria? Didn't he go on television and claim that he, on behalf of the United States, wanted Assad gone? When did that change?

    And since you approve of bombing Syrian targets, shouldn't one of those targets be Assad? And what happens is Assad survives - again, with support from the Russian government and with, at last count, 12 Russian naval vessels of various types in the vacinity, what is the new "stated goal" of Obama and the administration? Teach them a lesson, is that it? Sounds to me like a pretty weak and insignificant goal compared to the ****storm of potential risks.
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    Re: You're The Congressman... You Make the Call on Syria (Yea... or Nay.. or...) and

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Wasn't Obama's "stated goal" last year regime change in Syria?
    Yes but... that was last year.
    Who chimes "No Absolutes!" chimes absolutely.

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    Re: You're The Congressman... You Make the Call on Syria (Yea... or Nay.. or...) and

    We should do absolutely nothing. The revolutionaries/insurgents are relying upon the USA to win the fight for them, for which in return would get nothing but another radical Islamic theocracy.

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    Re: You're The Congressman... You Make the Call on Syria (Yea... or Nay.. or...) and

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Replacing hardware, certainly. Replacing facilities and trained people, not so much, that takes time.
    Facilities are irrelevant in the type of civil war being conducted in Syria. Hardware and munitions, much more relevant and what isn't relocated and secured in two weeks of dithering will be readily replaced by the Russians and Iranians. As for trained people, they're not going to lose any with all the delay in action unless you think the Syrians are just going to round them up in a building with a bullseye on top to help Barry out.
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    Re: You're The Congressman... You Make the Call on Syria (Yea... or Nay.. or...) and

    Quote Originally Posted by EdwinWillers View Post
    Yes but... that was last year.
    Obama's position, on this issue, has evolved.
    “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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    Re: You're The Congressman... You Make the Call on Syria (Yea... or Nay.. or...) and

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Obama's position, on this issue, has evolved.
    The man's undergoing constant transformation. It's probably the only policy of his which doesn't warrant him the label of hypocrite.
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