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  •  Agreed. (1+ / 0-)
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    tournesol

    In the end, Dems will have to make sure this passes - Dems that everybody on this site voted for.  Dems.

    Because, if this doesn't pass, Obama starts to take on a Jimmy Carter persona - incompetent on economic growth, and incapable of leading on foreign affairs (though, to be fair to Carter, he did pass Camp David Accords, before those helicopters crashed in the Iranian desert).

    Dems HAVE to support this, otherwise, the GOP gets a big, emasculating "win" against Obama, and he looks very weak.

    And, this is a really dumb decision.  With the exception of Reagan in the 1980's, every war of choice by an American president since WWII, has turned out badly politically for that president.  Korea wasn't a war of choice, and Afganistan was a direct response to the Taliban, who propped up Osama, and made 911 possible.  Nearly all of the other actions turned out badly.    

    •  not Jimmy carter, not close to it (2+ / 0-)
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      wintergreen8694, Wee Mama

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      And all Obama's talking about is Syria MT @Reuters: U.S. jobless claims fall; 4 week average at pre-recession level http://t.co/...
      @GlennThrush
      2. Osama bin Laden

      3. reelected

      Just not a parallel, though it is the hope of the GOP. But, and do note this, they get a tremendous amount wrong.

      "It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!" — Upton Sinclair

      by Greg Dworkin on Thu Sep 05, 2013 at 06:08:18 AM PDT

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