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    politics of the situation you should consider the Congressional election that is going to start to ramp up in just a few short months.  Being in another Middle Eastern/Central Asian war will not bode well for the Democratic Party.  With that in mind, just how lame do people want this duck to be for the next few years?

    But I will say that if the President does lose this vote - which is highly likely in the House no matter how many diaries anyone writes about supporting him - I do not believe that his chances for recovering from that loss are that bad - assuming the administration plays the follow on with the Syria situation better than they have so far.  There are other options that might actually make more of a difference in Syria than "limited airstrikes" would or ever could.

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