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  •  What I'm having trouble with, (9+ / 0-)

    is people on this site who blatantly or latently think Obama should start a violent war to save face.

    The reasons for intervention are BULLSHIT, and the people going along with them are the naïve ones, not I. I'm past caring whether Obama looks bad at this point, because he never should have gotten himself in this position to begin with.

    Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism.

    by Zutroy on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 08:33:55 AM PDT

    •  Obama has painted himself into a corner. (1+ / 0-)
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      CroneWit

      He is like a kid who talks tough on a playground and then has to back it up.  It looks to me like he's got those testerone war juices flowing and is determined to strike.

      I'd be in favor of doing something in Syria if I thought there was a reasonable chance of a good outcome and less chance of a terrible outcome.

      It always amazes me when people get so preachy about how we have to stop all atrocities all over the world.  It's a nice goal, but we certainly don't try to do it.  Where were we in Darfour and Rwanda?  Those genocides were far worse than anything that is happening in Syria.

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