And don't worry, whatever happens in Syria, Republicans will blame the Democrats, and vice versa.
Women (Nasty or otherwise) are going to be the reason that Donald Trump is NEVER President!
Usually I say intention is everything. However under these circumstances I'll take it how it's given.
In 2003 Iraq, AQ had a mutual non-aggression agreement with the Iraqi regime and was helping to fight Saddam's enemies in Iraq. AQ even held terrirory in Iraq and was operating a WMD facility near Sargat. The situation in 2013 Syria is quite the opposite. AQ and Assad are bitter enemies. Assad is attacking AQ and vice-versa.
If Obama wants to drop bombs in Syria he should attack the Al Qaeda militants rather than the legitimate Syrian government they are trying to overthrow. He already has congressional approval to do that via the 2001 AUMF. But he seems hell bent on fighting for the wrong side like he did in Libya.
I hear Reps like McCain beating the war drums on Syria, calling Assad a "brutal dictator" and the like. But that's just ridiculous name-calling. Any country's leader will get brutal against bloodthirsty enemy troops wreaking havoc in their capitol. Like the Obama administration, McCain fails to adequately explain how the Assad regime's brutality is an imminent threat to the US. To me the insurgents seem to be just as brutal, if not morso, than the government troops. (I saw some pretty disturbing unedited FSA vids)
And I don't buy the Democrats' "international norms" argument either. The US has no moral high ground to tread when it comes to civilian casualties. Particularly when led by a Democrat president. (think Tokyo, Dresden, Mai Lai, Hiroshima, etc.)
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And do think for a second that if Obama had NOT set the RED LINE he would be doing what he is doing, wanting to go to war. To save his own idiot ass. Now who is saying 'Yes' to go to war for the wrong reason.
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Liberals - Punish the Successful, Reward the Unsuccessful
Liberals - Tax, Borrow, Spend, and Give Free Stuff
Obama's legacy - National Debt / Credit Downgrade / Obamacare Failure / Economic Failure / Foreign Policy Failure / Liar of the Year Award / The Rise of ISIS
Feinstein, Boxer buck constituents on Syria strike - SFGate
Senator Durbin Weighs in on Syria Action - CIProud
Video: Carl Levin backs Obama's call for action in Syria - POLITICO.com
That was just a 4 minute search so I'm very sure there are many more but I'm not going to list them all. Here's the vote from 2002 showing who was against the 2002 Iraq War vote:
Iraq War Vote in 2002: Honoring the 23 Senate and 133 House Members Who Voted NO
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
Fact Checker - Clinton vs Obama on IraqOct. 2. Illinois state Sen. Barack Obama gives speech opposing war in Iraq. He said he did not oppose "all wars," but he opposed "dumb wars," and wanted to finish the job against al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden rather than start a new war in Iraq. He predicted that "even a successful war against Iraq will require a U.S. occupation of undetermined length, at undetermined cost, with undetermined consequences."
“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