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House GOP Leadership Statement on Syria
The Speaker of the House ^ | Saturday, August 31, 2013 | John Boehner

Posted on 08/31/2013 11:37:59 AM PDT by kristinn

WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) today issued the following joint statement.

“Under the Constitution, the responsibility to declare war lies with Congress. We are glad the president is seeking authorization for any military action in Syria in response to serious, substantive questions being raised. In consultation with the president, we expect the House to consider a measure the week of September 9th. This provides the president time to make his case to Congress and the American people.”


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1 posted on 08/31/2013 11:37:59 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Yeah and ask him if it’s at all possible that the rebels mishandled the gas killing its own people but blaming assad to get us involved bcause they cant do it


2 posted on 08/31/2013 11:42:10 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: kristinn

In view of this congressional debate, I hope the September Cruz/Paul event at the capitol is still on for the 10th. The rally is planned for that day @ 12pm.

http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/cruz-paul-defund-obamacare/2013/08/26/id/522338


3 posted on 08/31/2013 11:42:12 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: kristinn

NO!!!


4 posted on 08/31/2013 11:42:23 AM PDT by DownInFlames
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To: kristinn

I reamed out John Cornyn’s office today when they called asking for money. It’s sterile, crap statements like this thta make me crazy. That statement means absolutely nothing.


5 posted on 08/31/2013 11:42:34 AM PDT by my small voice (A biased media and an uneducated populace is the biggest threat to our nation.)
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To: kristinn
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6 posted on 08/31/2013 11:43:19 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: kristinn

Always been his escape plan he passes the buck congress will vote no (which is the only good thing) then he’s off the hook and tells his terrorist buddies he tried but his hands are tied and he also gets to label republicans in 2014/2016 election cycle as hippocrites that didn’t go after real WMDs while people are slaughtered etc... Once again he floats a total false flag op and we are swept out of power by low info voters and bleeding hearts...The End


7 posted on 08/31/2013 11:43:31 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: kristinn

Gosh. They decided to come out of hiding. Right after dear leader said they could.


8 posted on 08/31/2013 11:43:46 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Power disintegrates when people withdraw their obedience and support)
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To: kristinn
Dont go along with the ILLEGAL ALIEN IN CHIEF's LIE about Syria.
There are several sources that have identified the source of the chemical attack came from Saudi Prince Bandar
and "the militant group Jabhat al-Nusra, which is linked to al-Qaida, announced
Remember, that's just one of many sources.


The Muslims are guilty of the chemical attack, not the Christians, and the ILLEGAL ALIEN IN CHIEF knows it.
But the ARAB-KENYANand MUSLIM defiling the Oval Office doesn't care.
Barack Hussein Obama II, (a.k.a. Barry Soetoro) just want to turn Syria into another Muslim Brotherhood run country, and kill Christians.
It's just that simple!
#39; CHEMICAL LAB Uncovered Near Damascus, ( 4:51 )i
9 posted on 08/31/2013 11:45:26 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: kristinn

The House should hold hearings on this and begin by asking where the Sarin chemical weapons came from.

If Saudi, then trouble. If Iraq, then GWB was right.

I bet Benghazi was about these weapons and their delivery systems.


10 posted on 08/31/2013 11:47:16 AM PDT by Andy from Chapel Hill
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To: Andy from Chapel Hill

Weren’t there reports in late 2003 that Saddam moved his chem weapons into the Bekaa Valley in Syria? It wouldn’t surprise me if Assad was able to dig them up.


11 posted on 08/31/2013 11:55:43 AM PDT by ksm1
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To: kristinn

Here is one going around and seems all the evidence is leading to a mishandling of weapons......http://www.examiner.com/article/breaking-news-rebels-admit-gas-attack-result-of-mishandling-chemical-weapons


12 posted on 08/31/2013 11:56:25 AM PDT by Trueblackman (As a Conservative, I am proud to be on the Obama's enemy list and on the right side of history..)
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To: kristinn

McCain and Graham are deeply saddened.


13 posted on 08/31/2013 11:56:43 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: kristinn

How convenient for Waldo and the 3 stooges to come out after the fact!

Where has Waldo Boehner been? How convenient for him to come out
now.


14 posted on 08/31/2013 12:00:58 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Don Corleone

Uh, most people on both sides of the spectrum say no to this. What type of campaign issue can he make with that?


15 posted on 08/31/2013 12:01:08 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: RKBA Democrat

Exactly! Waldo and the 3 stooges have been AWOL until after the fact.


16 posted on 08/31/2013 12:02:07 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: ksm1

“Weren’t there reports in late 2003 that Saddam moved his chem weapons into the Bekaa Valley “

There was a great pic on a thread a couple days ago, of hundreds of trucks leaving an Iraqi weapons depo. Anybody got it?


17 posted on 08/31/2013 12:02:40 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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Rand Slams Congress for Funding Egypt’s Generals:
‘How Does Your Conscience Feel Now?’
Foreign Policy | 15 Aug 2013 | John Hudson
Posted on 08/15/2013 5:44:10 PM PDT by Hoodat
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3055253/posts

Sen. Rand Paul is hammering his fellow senators for keeping billions in financial aid flowing to Egypt’s military — even as Cairo’s security forces massacre anti-government activists.

[by “anti-government activists” is meant church-burning jihadists]


18 posted on 08/31/2013 12:04:25 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks kristinn.


19 posted on 08/31/2013 12:04:43 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: tennmountainman

Probably smoking weed with his son in law.


20 posted on 08/31/2013 12:06:20 PM PDT by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: kristinn

The GOP is heading for the tall grass. My senator, Corker said yesterday
that he supports the strike on Syria. Now Fox just ran a press release from
Corker and it is the opposite of what he said yesterday on our local news.
180 degree turn.


21 posted on 08/31/2013 12:06:52 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Andy from Chapel Hill

What if they came from Libya?


22 posted on 08/31/2013 12:07:22 PM PDT by boxlunch (Psalm 94)
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To: Rome2000

LOL.


23 posted on 08/31/2013 12:07:52 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: ksm1

The Bekaa valley is in Lebanon.

Not that that necessarily invalidates the point you make: Assad (and his father before him) have largely controlled Lebanon and its government for much of the past 40 years.


24 posted on 08/31/2013 12:22:45 PM PDT by Zajko (Never wrestle with a pig. You'll both get dirty, but the pig likes it.)
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To: kristinn

“we’ll do whatever he wants, but we need to finish our vacations first.”


25 posted on 08/31/2013 12:29:38 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: kristinn

“Under the Constitution, the responsibility to declare war lies with Congress.
###

They should have impeached Obama for making war on Libya without congressional permission.


26 posted on 08/31/2013 12:31:11 PM PDT by SUSSA
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To: Don Corleone

The Republicans said that the WMD’s were probably moved to Syria while the Dems were giving Saddam Hussain all the time he needed to prepare for the invasion from Bush 2. The Dems cried B.S. So there apparently are no WMDs and Obama is making this up. The Republicans should be loudly holding the president to the same requirements as Bush was. 8 months of UN inspections and “give peace a chance” diplomacy. (I know, Rebubs don’t have the spine for that.)


27 posted on 08/31/2013 12:31:14 PM PDT by spudville
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To: ronnie raygun

Turns out the “mis-handling” was done by the Syrian Army geniuses. A group of them wound up in a hospital in Damascus to get treated for chemical burns/damage. Reported by Aljazeera English who had people with the UN gasguys who in turn interviewed said geniuses in the hospital. Pictures weren’t allowed but the interviews are in the UN notes. Curiously, when word gets out in the Syrian Army that this stuff can bite it might very well diminish the tendency to use it. And you ain’t getting a virgin billy goat if you die from a misfire.


28 posted on 08/31/2013 12:34:50 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: kristinn

Good job GOP. Good leadership Mr Speaker.


29 posted on 08/31/2013 12:44:59 PM PDT by tupac (the crux of the biscuit is the apostrophe)
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To: spudville

Oh, and what is your “exit strategy”?


30 posted on 08/31/2013 12:51:44 PM PDT by spudville
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To: cherokee1
Turns out the “mis-handling” was done by the Syrian Army geniuses. A group of them wound up in a hospital in Damascus to get treated for chemical burns/damage. Reported by Aljazeera English who had people with the UN gasguys who in turn interviewed said geniuses in the hospital. Pictures weren’t allowed but the interviews are in the UN notes.

I hadn't heard that.

What is your source? ... the Brotherhood?

31 posted on 08/31/2013 12:55:58 PM PDT by Kennard
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To: spudville

I have an exit strategy.

Lay it directly at the feet of the UN. Congress should authorize Obama to do whatever he has to do based on the UN’s findings.

This puts it right on Bambi’s doorstep, with his buddies at the UN.


32 posted on 08/31/2013 12:59:21 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Make today a great day. Insult a liberal.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Nice. You play chess?


33 posted on 08/31/2013 1:13:42 PM PDT by spudville
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To: kristinn

The last spinal MRI on the Republicans turned up BLANK!


34 posted on 08/31/2013 1:42:35 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: spudville

Not in ages. My friends and I played Risk.


35 posted on 08/31/2013 2:04:18 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Make today a great day. Insult a liberal.)
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To: kristinn

Defund CommieCare in exchange for bombs.


36 posted on 08/31/2013 4:51:00 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Zajko
The Bekaa valley is in Lebanon.

You are correct, but it is also right on the border with Syria. You are also right about Syrian muscle in Lebanon.

37 posted on 09/01/2013 10:27:11 AM PDT by Sal (The scandals are real. The "president" is a phony.)
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To: Sal

It is right on the border, yes. I spent a year working in Damascus, and 6 months in Beirut, in 2006-7, and used to drive through the Bekaa between the two. The border is right at the top of the mountain as you come up out of the valley. Beautiful scenery, shame it’s such a mess in other ways - they make some good wine there, too.


38 posted on 09/01/2013 11:09:57 AM PDT by Zajko (Never wrestle with a pig. You'll both get dirty, but the pig likes it.)
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To: Zajko
Beautiful scenery, shame it’s such a mess in other ways

That's what Islam does.

39 posted on 09/01/2013 11:11:13 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: kristinn

Here’s the statement they should be making:

The “rebels” in Syria are al Qaeda.

Al Qaeda are enemies of the United States.

Giving aid and comfort to the enemies of the United States is treason, by definition.

“Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort.”

— The U.S. Constitution, Article III, Section 3


40 posted on 09/01/2013 11:13:57 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Throw All The Bums Out.)
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