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  •  Fine. So you tell me (1+ / 0-)
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    what those proxies are saying in terms of how we're supposed to pay for it.

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    by corvo on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 07:28:32 AM PDT

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    •  I'm speaking to the claim. It's not personal. (1+ / 0-)
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      As for payment, really? You don't see the value of this as leverage in upcoming budget and debt ceiling negotiations?

    •  I think that this would be like Libya (3+ / 0-)
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      where the funds would come out of existing DoD pots o' gold.  Also, if we get involved, it won't be by ourselves--France and the UK both have been wanting to do something for some time.  Also, the Arab League yesterday said they wanted action, so you'd probably see cash from the Saudis and whomever else has wanted this.

      I'm undecided right now--this is a real powder keg, but I don't think the money part is going to be an issue, as long as there are no boots put on the ground.

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      by dizzydean on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 08:00:43 AM PDT

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      •  Arab League said "No" to military strike yesterday (3+ / 0-)
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        Not that the collective wisdom of a bunch of despotic authoritarian dictators matters any.

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        by PatriciaVa on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 08:21:17 AM PDT

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        •  Yeah, though see what admin officials said (2+ / 0-)
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          From the Boston Globe:

          Obama administration officials, who asked not to be identified, asserted that they were satisfied with the Arab League statement since it assigned responsibility to Assad’s government for the chemical attack, was issued quickly, and called on Security Council members to overcome their differences.

          “This was a big diplomatic step forward in laying the groundwork for actions the president might choose, and required days of aggressive diplomacy to avoid delay,” a senior administration official said Tuesday night.

          So, the AL says Assad is to blame and that they want the perps to face international justice.  Seems to be some wiggle room there, as well as some members wanting to move the ball forward.

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          by dizzydean on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 08:29:36 AM PDT

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