Skip to comments.House GOP Leadership Statement on Syria
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.
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.
What if they came from Libya?
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.
“we’ll do whatever he wants, but we need to finish our vacations first.”
Under the Constitution, the responsibility to declare war lies with Congress.
They should have impeached Obama for making war on Libya without congressional permission.
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.)
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.
Good job GOP. Good leadership Mr Speaker.
Oh, and what is your “exit strategy”?
I hadn't heard that.
What is your source? ... the Brotherhood?
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.
Nice. You play chess?
The last spinal MRI on the Republicans turned up BLANK!
Not in ages. My friends and I played Risk.
Defund CommieCare in exchange for bombs.
You are correct, but it is also right on the border with Syria. You are also right about Syrian muscle in Lebanon.
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.
That's what Islam does.
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
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