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View Diary: Obama makes the right choice and will present his case on Syria to the whole Congress for a vote (521 comments)

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  •  Agreed (5+ / 0-)

    Now the Congress will own the decision whichever way it goes. If they vote "no" and we see scenes of thousands more dying from chemical weapons use, well, I guess we've made our choice just to turn away and admit that we're unable to do anything about it.

    If they vote "yes" then the President can at least say he had the support of a majority of the people's representatives no matter what the final outcome.

    •  I hope that even if Congress votes no (5+ / 0-)

      that now that the American people have really had the situation in Syria thrust into their consciousness, that we would keep pushing for diplomatic solutions, attempt to prosecute whoever used the CW for war crimes and launch some huge humanitarian efforts to help the Syrian refugees. We can be useful even if Congress says no to a military intervention.

      The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived, and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic. --John F. Kennedy

      by CenPhx on Sat Aug 31, 2013 at 12:09:09 PM PDT

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