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Are we going to attack Syria to make Obama look good?

  1. Cassie Smith profile image67
    Cassie Smithposted 4 years ago

    Are we going to attack Syria to make Obama look good?

    As if Obama can't get any lamer.  He got himself into hot water by talking ignorantly about attacking Syria.  He was so stupid that he didn't get the support he needed either domestically or internationally before he beat the war drums.  Now he doesn't want to take all the heat from making a UNILATERAL decision, and wants Congress to bail him out by supporting him. LOL!  I think it's great that it's liberals that are making the US look stupid and leading us to an even more stupid war.

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    Old Poolmanposted 4 years ago

    In this case, he played his hand beautifully.  At first he threatened to go it alone without the approval of Congress.  Then he heard strong rumors about impeachment and changed his game.

    Now if Congress gives approval, he can say he did what the American people wanted him to do.  If he doesn't get approval, he can say he wanted to do it but "They" wouldn't let me.

    Either way he skates away free and is off the hook for his Red Line comment.

    I have been watching the debates and his team is doing a pretty darn good job of covering his Butt.

    1. Cassie Smith profile image67
      Cassie Smithposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I respectfully disagree Poolman.  Obama was mouthing off before he was thinking.  Then  the CYA approach kicked in when he found out he was out there by himself.  People all over the world know he's weak.  Congress shouldn't enable him but will.

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      Old Poolmanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      The refusal of other countries to join this effort tells us exactly how they feel about our leadership.  Even if they agree with the need to do this, they fear they will be abandoned and left hanging out to dry.

    3. Cassie Smith profile image67
      Cassie Smithposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      True, in this case however, Congress's willingness to enable Obama will mean the deaths of innocent Syrians and the dragging of our own boys into the fray.  You can't just bomb somebody and not expect anything to happen.

    4. The Frog Prince profile image79
      The Frog Princeposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Mike - Obama never does NAYTHING without some political motivation/cover behind it.

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      Old Poolmanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I find it interesting the the very guy who is hell bent on getting rid of all guns in this country, is willing to drop missiles on the heads of possibly innocent people in another country.  It would seem this is a contradiction to say the least.

    6. My Esoteric profile image91
      My Esotericposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I suspect Cassie, Poolman, and Frog will clap wildly as Assad and his Hezbollah henchmen take their Saran gas South to exact revenge on Israel,  after suffocating his opposition into oblivion; and then whine if we try to help Israel.

    7. The Frog Prince profile image79
      The Frog Princeposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I suspect that My Esoteric needs to learn how to spell the name of the gas before making any stupid allegations about others.

    8. My Esoteric profile image91
      My Esotericposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Last time I trust spell check - Sarin.  I don't know if you see the red squiggly line, but I do.

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      Old Poolmanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I suspect that Mr. Esoteric is going to get his wishes, and we will be heading to Syria.  I would also guess that based on prior performance Obama will call them and tell them exactly what time and where we will arrive.

    10. The Frog Prince profile image79
      The Frog Princeposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Mike - I would also suggest/guess that My Estoteric has never served a day in defense of this nation.

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      Old Poolmanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Jim, according to his profile My Esoteric was an Army Major.

    12. My Esoteric profile image91
      My Esotericposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Try, five years active duty, 1 year in Vietnam, 15 years in the National Guard and Reserves, and 21 years as a civilian with the AF and OSD.  Does that qualify me?

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      Old Poolmanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      My Esoteric - Thank you for your service to this country.

    14. My Esoteric profile image91
      My Esotericposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Your welcome.  I had the opportunity to serve in the 1st Iraq War as well since they activated me when I went for my two-weeks NG duty, but thought better of it and spent it in the Pentagon instead until they let me go back to my AF job in March.

    15. The Frog Prince profile image79
      The Frog Princeposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Ah so!  A major who was a weekend warrior.  Half a soldier but he did his duty.

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      Old Poolmanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Jim - based on the fact that only a handful of our elected representatives ever served in the military, I respect everyone who served regardless of their status.

    17. The Frog Prince profile image79
      The Frog Princeposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      The likes of My Esoteric I have little respect for since he displayed no respect for our opinion.  Maybe his is the only one that counts.  Having spent 23 years on active duty myself I don't take him putting his words in my mouth well at all.

    18. My Esoteric profile image91
      My Esotericposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Sorry to pick your comment @Poolman, but it was handy, but when someone says "It is interesting how someone who is an avid anti-gun nut ...", knowing that is not the truth, with others agreeing, what am I to think about their veracity @Frog?

    19. The Frog Prince profile image79
      The Frog Princeposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I write here Estoteric and you obviously don't know me.  Don't bother because I have no use for you.

    20. My Esoteric profile image91
      My Esotericposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      An expected answer @Frog, but it is not important is it.

  3. lovemychris profile image61
    lovemychrisposted 4 years ago

    He just got the support of Boehner and Cantor. Of course, McCain and Graham have always been calling for Middle East war. Iran...and it's next. I should think the Rabid Righty's are in Righty Heaven. Gas pipe-line/ war profiteering/ Dead "other" people. I'm just saddened that Obama is a Bibi hack too. Was hoping he would deny that blood-lusting maniac. No such luck.

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      Old Poolmanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      It is interesting how someone who is an avid anti-gun nut has no qualms about lobbing missiles on the heads of possibly innocent victims.  Will killing more innocent civilians really help stop this war that has been going on for hundreds of years?

    2. lovemychris profile image61
      lovemychrisposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I don't think stopping the war is their goal. I think it's the quest for "Greater Israel", resource domination. Gas pipeline to run through Iraq, Syria, Iran and Lebanon. Connect the terrorism dots. We want it. We do what we must to get it.

  4. NateB11 profile image92
    NateB11posted 4 years ago

    Can't see how it's any different than any other administration; they all find reasons to go to war, Obama's not special in that regard, obviously.

  5. e-five profile image96
    e-fiveposted 4 years ago

    Why not?  We attacked Grenada to make Reagan look good, and we attacked Iraq twice to make Bush father and Bush son look good.

  6. My Esoteric profile image91
    My Esotericposted 4 years ago

    It amazes me your only consideration is who can bash Obama the most rather than the proliferation of WMD; it is clear where your priorities lie.  I suspect I would be seeing the same conversation from y'all if Assad was using dirty bombs or nukes rather than much more civilized Sarin nerve gas.

    1. lovemychris profile image61
      lovemychrisposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      My problem is I think WE did it. Rebels that WE arm. I'm of the camp that thinks CIA/Mossad is behind this. That is my problem w it.

    2. My Esoteric profile image91
      My Esotericposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      @Love, it is good that YOU "think" that, but convince me with substantial news stories, not blog reports or entertainment skits from Rush, that what you believe has any factual foundation. What's needed to deliver one ounce of sarin gas?

    3. lovemychris profile image61
      lovemychrisposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I'm not trying to convince anyone. I know from experience that is a fools errand. You can google all you want to see and read. Do you have your mind made up? The whole of US media is set on the story that Assad gassed his people. Makes no sense.

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      Old Poolmanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I often wonder if at times we don't just arm both sides and sit back to join forces with the winner.

  7. The Frog Prince profile image79
    The Frog Princeposted 4 years ago

    The simplest answer Cassie can be found in a picture.

    http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv17 … 3c3b76.jpg

    Obama has bungled another thing so what else is new? 

    The Frog

    1. lovemychris profile image61
      lovemychrisposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      This aint Obama. It's AIPAC. He bows to them as do all others. Granted, all prez's are allowed to do some good: but in the end, they all must pay the piper. When Israel CW'ed Gaza, no one called for bombing them, did they?No, Goldstone Report denied.

 
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