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  •  I support this President (6+ / 0-)

    but..I keep asking myself what is to be accomplished?

    These Middle East countries have been raised on violence and we thing a few missiles, here and there, will make a difference?

    Plus, by going to Congress, what did he hope that would do? The same House that has killed off Obamacare on a daily basis is now going to give him a win? Let me know how that turns out.

    ...the GOP seems perfectly willing to hold their breath until the whole country turns Blue.

    by tommy2tone on Thu Sep 05, 2013 at 08:08:54 AM PDT

    •  I think that Obama considered this (0+ / 0-)

      to be the lesser of two evils.

      A loss in the House is NOT as bad as a misguided military adventure undertaken only to save face.

      Once he gave that "red line" B.S., he had few good choices. A loss in the House limits the damage.

      -4.75, -5.33 Cheney 10/05/04: "I have not suggested there is a connection between Iraq and 9/11."

      by sunbro on Thu Sep 05, 2013 at 09:00:42 AM PDT

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      •  You might be correct (1+ / 0-)
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        and now the Russians are gathering warships..Is it really worth risking war with Russia?

        In this region there are no good options. Todays allies become tomorrows enemies, and none of them are really our friends.

        ...the GOP seems perfectly willing to hold their breath until the whole country turns Blue.

        by tommy2tone on Thu Sep 05, 2013 at 09:49:51 AM PDT

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        •  Obama made a political miscalculation (1+ / 0-)
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          when he spoke of a "red line".

          He should do the best he can to limit the political damage here by not acting on Syria, and by focusing on other priorities of this country.

          -4.75, -5.33 Cheney 10/05/04: "I have not suggested there is a connection between Iraq and 9/11."

          by sunbro on Thu Sep 05, 2013 at 09:54:32 AM PDT

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          •  He got his ass in this mess (1+ / 0-)
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            and now he has to get himself out.

            He should follow the old say of when you're in a hole, quit digging.

            I am still not at all sure what the hell he is trying to accomplish? Obama is smart but this makes no sense

            ...the GOP seems perfectly willing to hold their breath until the whole country turns Blue.

            by tommy2tone on Thu Sep 05, 2013 at 10:59:43 AM PDT

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