View Poll Results: How is "Smart Power" working out for the United States?

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  • Smart Power has made incredible foreign policy gains for us

    1 4.17%
  • Smart Power helped us "reset" relations with Russia et al.

    2 8.33%
  • Smart Power works, but turned out to be Bush Doctrine Lite

    2 8.33%
  • We are so screwed that we now lose no matter WHAT we do

    19 79.17%
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    Re: So how is that "Smart Power" working out?

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Good evening, Gimmesometruth.

    And if it is proven that the rebels were the ones using chemical weapons, would you feel the same? Would you justify their use by stating that they are fighting the regime, so it's okay? : Killing innocent children is never okay in my world!
    personally i think the rebels are more likely to set off chemical weapons by accident and kill their own people. chemical weapons are not like rocket propelled grenades, to use chemical weapons effectively against the enemy requires specialist training.

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    Re: So how is that "Smart Power" working out?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    personally i think the rebels are more likely to set off chemical weapons by accident and kill their own people. chemical weapons are not like rocket propelled grenades, to use chemical weapons effectively against the enemy requires specialist training.
    Could this have been an accident? Is that maybe why no one has claimed credit, which they usually do? I never thought of that possibility!

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    Re: So how is that "Smart Power" working out?

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Could this have been an accident? Is that maybe why no one has claimed credit, which they usually do? I never thought of that possibility!
    regardless of who used chemical weapons, this civil war has to be stopped.

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    Re: So how is that "Smart Power" working out?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    regardless of who used chemical weapons, this civil war has to be stopped.
    Why? None of the parties involved are aligned with US interests...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: So how is that "Smart Power" working out?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    regardless of who used chemical weapons, this civil war has to be stopped.
    and just how do you propose we accomplish this nobel [sic] goal?

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    Re: So how is that "Smart Power" working out?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    Why? None of the parties involved are aligned with US interests...
    no but this war has to be stopped because the syrian people are suffering.

    there are thousands of Syrian refugees who have been displaced by this distructive war. were are they supposed to go? what countries in the region has the ability to accommodate all those refugees? When will the killing stop?

    this is not about U.S interests, this is about Syria. i say we should bomb the Assad regimes military capability, not to help the rebels but to force Assad to come to the negotiating table. the only way this war can end is if all sides are willing to negotiate, if Assad would be willing to step down as leader of syrian as long as he is given safe passage out of the country, and if the rebel forces and factions are willing to create a transition government and allow the people of Syria to decide their own future. if the extremists refuse to play ball, then we will support the moderates who are willing to negotiate.

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    Re: So how is that "Smart Power" working out?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    no but this war has to be stopped because the syrian people are suffering.

    there are thousands of Syrian refugees who have been displaced by this distructive war. were are they supposed to go? what countries in the region has the ability to accommodate all those refugees? When will the killing stop?

    this is not about U.S interests, this is about Syria. i say we should bomb the Assad regimes military capability, not to help the rebels but to force Assad to come to the negotiating table. the only way this war can end is if all sides are willing to negotiate, if Assad would be willing to step down as leader of syrian as long as he is given safe passage out of the country, and if the rebel forces and factions are willing to create a transition government and allow the people of Syria to decide their own future. if the extremists refuse to play ball, then we will support the moderates who are willing to negotiate.
    We should not be involved. Did anybody care when close to a million Rwandans were killed? We have no dog in this fight. It's just some of those that hate the US having a population correction...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: So how is that "Smart Power" working out?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    We should not be involved. Did anybody care when close to a million Rwandans were killed? We have no dog in this fight. It's just some of those that hate the US having a population correction...
    are you content to stand by and do nothing while people die?

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    Re: So how is that "Smart Power" working out?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    are you content to stand by and do nothing while people die?
    we have given the insurgents 800 million bucks
    you can get a lot of folks killed with that kinda money Sonny

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    Re: So how is that "Smart Power" working out?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    are you content to stand by and do nothing while people die?
    The President has been content to do so for awhile now. If we were going to get involved, it should have been two years ago when the secularists were actually a force...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
    Quote Originally Posted by James D Hill View Post
    I am for gay marriage because it ticks off Jesus freaks and social conservatives. Gays are also good voters because the vote for my side so I fight next to them.

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