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  •  Seems as if a disproportionate large contingent (8+ / 0-)

    of war supporters are . . . right here on Daily Kos.

    Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

    by corvo on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 05:04:05 PM PDT

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    •  strange isn't it (6+ / 0-)

      I don't get it. I guess if you think bombing will actually have some sort of positive impact (which I find hard to fathom), then I guess you would have some sort of rationale to support it. But that is a big flipping "if".

      Power to the Peaceful!

      by misterwade on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 05:10:29 PM PDT

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      •  I don't get it either. (7+ / 0-)

        I can't imagine anyone inside the Beltway is foolish enough to think that a couple of days' worth of Tomahawks accomplishes anything except death and mayhem.  It doesn't dissuade Assad from anything; it doesn't assist those phantom "good guys" among the rebels; it doesn't even send a message.

        The scary thing is . . . perhaps they aren't that foolish, and they genuinely expect to drag us into a prolonged hot conflict, with not only a highly uncertain outcome (except for the contractors!), but a highly uncertain number of state-level players.

        Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

        by corvo on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 05:21:03 PM PDT

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    •  Disproportionate to what? (1+ / 0-)
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      I think we're in the minority.  It's just that the majority resents that we're here at all.

      You know, I sometimes think if I could see, I'd be kicking a lot of ass. -Stevie Wonder at the Glastonbury Festival, 2010

      by Rich in PA on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 06:18:08 PM PDT

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      •  If there were a sensible plan to do what Obama (2+ / 0-)
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        proposes and the UN or at least it members supported that plan and wanted to participate in it, and  the plan included removing Assad from power, probably most of us would support it.

        But the plan now is to leave the gas intact for anyone who can get their hands on to do so and use.  That does nothing in the long run to protect the Syrian children.  

        Assad and his army would still be in power.  That does nothing to protect Syrian children.

        Russia can replace any weapons destroyed.

        So what would really be accomplished?

        Except weapons manufacturers can make millions replacing all the missiles that got used.

        And the US will be even more deeply hated than we are now.
        There was a time 20 or more years ago when the US was the most admired and liked nation in the world.

        An entire generation of Americans, maybe two have never had that pleasure.

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