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  •  he knew very well (0+ / 0-)

    that without britain, without the u.n., without congress, and without the public, obama would have been in very deep trouble if he'd attacked.

    clinton had more international support, like nato, and there wasn't galvanized public opposition. obama had the libyan opposition publicly pleading for help. bombing syria, obama would have been isolated, but for hollande. he would have paid a very steep political price. and putin knew it.

    The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

    by Laurence Lewis on Fri Sep 20, 2013 at 07:03:16 PM PDT

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    •  Yep, he could've kiss that third term goodbye (0+ / 0-)

      and Republicans would obstruct everything for the next three years. Come on, you see Iraq because you want to but the Syrians see Libya because of self preservation (Bush isn't President) the Libyan smack-down wasn't that long ago and they aren't that stupid.

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