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   In clarifying his stance on Syria as a ‘global red line’ set by world bodies and treaties ratified by Congress?  President Obama has also 'called the question' on the Republican claims to be the party of national defense and security. While, he and his team stand strong for human rights and accountability from a violent despot.

     Watching the spectacle of tough guys Rubio and Rand weaseling out of a military commitment; questioning decorated combat veterans, Carey and Hagel, State and Defense, was more like a set-up for 'comedy central' or 'funny or die.'
    If it were not for the gravity of the horror; gas being used on civilians, scores of women and children deceased  It would be a joke  But, this is where it is.
    The R’s are looking to play politics, again. Is it desperation for a win over President Obama or are they are afraid of a primary challenge if they do anything with the President of The United States.  
      Clearly The President has given the R's a chance, for all to see, to show they are actually capable of governance at some national level. Will they take it? Probably not.
      Thus, Mr. Obama has also made it clear that he will do what he perceives, as Commander in Chief, is in the national security interest. Including degrading Assad’s ability on the ground and in the air; braking the inclination to repeat the regime’s mistake of using chemical weapons against world citizens. Democrats and Progressive should, at least, give that stance and strength some respect.  Even if its grudging. Particularly when looking at the R's.
   Is there any wonder why in the last election that a large majority polled said he and the Democrats are more ‘trustworthy and capable’ on foreign policy and national security than Romney and the Republicans. He has a strong record as COC.  
    If a House majority of so called ‘war hawk’ Republicans predictably cave, to partisan concerns, 'creep out' and deny this President support in a military action,  particularly in the wake of the bizarre hissy fit over Benghazi, which occurred in the midst of a regional uprising over a stupid film?  If, leader Pelosi once again has to 'Buster up' to carry the day, In the face of her counterpart's weakness? Then, Rcon claims to strength and competence on national security and defense will be hollowed out for years to come.
     Starting in the next elections in ’13 and moving right on through ’14 and ‘16.  The Democrats will not only be the party of peace and jobs, rights and prosperity. Dems will also reign on questions of national defense and foreign policy.            

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