Yes, he'll disarm like a classy lady after a good bon mot
Yes, he'll disarm, but the sneaky b******, he'll keep some on the down low
No, he's faking it
No, we'll bomb him first
I think Obama went to Congress for the purpose of giving himself an "out". No one wants to actually "punish" Syria (at least alone).
A WMD does not have to cause damage to infrastructure.
But if a deal is reached, it will probably have the backing of the international community, possibly the UN. If that happens and chemical weapons are used again, they might have put conditions in place that compel everyone to work together this time.
But again, something might happen that changes the whole equation.
Not saying the bill was impressive, but it was a bill he sponsored: Lugar-Obama Bill Seeks to Secure Weapons | Global Solutions
The bill and his ambitions for good relations with Russia is what got me to side with him over Clinton. Of course I was unable to vote in the Democratic primary, but it got me in his corner.
Obama has been embarrassed by many, including himself. But my money is on him forgiving Putin if Putin wants to work with him. He can not achieve his number 1 goal without Putin.
I love the Con brain trust... they were so sure about President Obama his mindset, arrogance, smugness yadda yadda yadda... and the start of WWIII but now that it has all fallen apart they just shrug and claim the President is unknowable.
Another way of looking at this is ya'll were so off on your analysis the only thing you can claim is you have no clue
Assad would be smart to get rid of the Chemical weapons- I doubt he approved of their use. If there is another verifiable use of Gas the process of determining who ordered it and who knew about it starts again. I wouldn't be too quick to say it would be Assad's decision.
Course the folks who were so wrong about how this would turn out are quick to say other wise but I guess some folks can't be wrong fast enough....
The bigger question is will we ever realize that this isn't our problem to settle?
I love the NSA. It's like having a secret fan-base you will never see, but they're there, watching everything you write and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that I may be some person's only form of unconstitutional entertainment one night.
Obama's goals aren't difficult to understand. Most countries in the Middle East don't have nuclear weapons, so the deterrence that prevents massive losses to civilian populations does not exist there the same way it exists between the great powers on the U.N. Security Council. Massive losses to civilian populations will create economic disruption that are harmful to Western interests (like the Iran-Iraq War), so the use of chemical weapons has to be stopped lest their application spiral out of control and the power and economic structures of the Middle East begin to collapse.I'm no longer sure what his goals are. And more frightening, I'm not sure he is either.
Last edited by Morality Games; 09-10-13 at 01:55 PM.
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