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  •  No matter what he did, (3+ / 0-)
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    tb mare, GoodGod, happymisanthropy

    to the beltway media, it would either be too much or not enough.
    Let's let our intelligence and security people figure this out, not the media.

    “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

    by skohayes on Sun May 05, 2013 at 06:32:55 AM PDT

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    •  Exactly (1+ / 0-)
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      skohayes

      I really hope the President doesn't react to the pressure to "do something" for sake of doing something.  He is trying build an international consensus with Russia in particular, of a coordinated International response.  US Unilateral action, or worse, EU/US action in that region would be worse than nothing.

      Iran and Russia and Lebanon are supporting Assad.   The Emirates and the EU are supporting the rebels.  

      Sunni Iraq supports the rebels, Maliki is tactily supporting Assad.

      Jordan supports the rebels.

      Israel wants to cut the Iranian weapons supply chain through Syria and Iraq, and resist any challenge to the Occupation of the Golan and Shebaa.

      Almost any outcome that isn't Internationally supported is gonna make a lot of sore losers and dangerous regional instability

      •  Obama has never been one (2+ / 0-)
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        whizdom, Anne Elk

        to rush into something this serious without a lot of discussion and thought.
        The right can sit on the Sunday shows and blow hot air to feel better about themselves.

        “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

        by skohayes on Sun May 05, 2013 at 06:53:45 AM PDT

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