Skip to comments.Text of Obama’s statement on Syria
Posted on 08/31/2013 1:50:26 PM PDT by mdittmarEdited on 08/31/2013 3:13:23 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
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Let me some it up
We are a Representative Republic he knows nothing of our Country
Obama is pure evil that's why he helps communism and Islam.
No. I guess not.
Are they going to start calling him The Great Decider over on HuffPo and MoveOn.org now?
I’ve never seen a President vote “Present” on military action before. Someone take that damned turtle off the post!
“We, we, we ... it’s about who we are as a country.”
Whaddya mean “we”? Zero, you. Don’t. Speak. For. Me.
...he’s the only “leader” I’ve ever heard give a warning before a warning shot. The only Administration to tell an enemy when, where, what, and why, we are going to do what he intends to do. Then delay, so the enemy’s resources can be moved so several billions can be wasted on missiles hitting nothing...sort of s shovel ready attack.
...he called the military “my military” yesterday
Couldn’t watch it, won’t read it.
Which won't happen (back into session) until Sept 6 according to the US Senate schedule. I'm impressed! /s
It certainly keeps Assad guessing. The speech itself was pretty well done, he must have a new writer.
Gives me time to stock up on gas and water so I’m actually good with it.
He’s a fag.
Did he ask for Congressional input or approval before he used drones to kill American citizens? Why now for Syria?
He just passed the buck to congress!
Crisis in Syria? People who hate us are killing each other. One side aligned with Iran, the other with Al Qeda.
Typical CYA. If Congress says yes and it turns into a fiasco he can say he had backing. If Congress says no and it turns into a fiasco the evil GOP has blood on their hands.
America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!
"In a world with many dangers -- gassing citizens, stalking and killing young minority children, stupid white policemen -- every menace must be confronted.. uh?"
"No! No! Mr. President, this is not the place for that. This is about Syria only. Later."
"Oh darn. OK."
"Im confident in the case our government has made without waiting for U.N. inspectors..."
No, you haven't come close.
Seriously, what is the point of funding the U.N. if we are not even going to use them? I would tell him that either he waits for the U.N. inspectors to finish their report... or else, we're going to have to go ahead and defund them...
Obama found an out. He painted himself into a corner with his line in the sand, but now he knows the repercussions of military actions will spin out of control. Democrats in congress didn’t want to go anywhere near voting to support his intervention as it would demoralize their base for the ‘14 midterms, but they didn’t want to undermine him either.
So Obama will save face by allowing congress to “persuade” him to not to intervene militarily, following the Cameron precedent...and we end up just sending humanitarian aid through the UN. A nice tidy escape.
This is an easy decision for congress. Tell Obama he can’t attack Syria... but that we’ll make Syria adopt Obamacare. Then in a couple of years they’ll be bankrupt and not able to afford any more chemical weapons.
Obama seeking political cover by asking for a Congressional vote on Syria intervention
Exactly. I don't see the downside.
I know the way you are using Republic to contrast against a democracy, with democracy meaning one person one vote. But that's not the way the word democracy is normally used. Democracy is normally used to include a representative government elected by democratic means.
America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!
As he must according to both htge Constitution and the War Powers Act.
And Congress should say "NO WAY!"
Our military has positioned assets in the region. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs has informed me that we are prepared to strike whenever we choose. Moreover, the chairman has indicated to me that our capacity to execute this mission is not time-sensitive; it will be effective tomorrow, or next week, or one month from now. And Im prepared to give that order.
He is doing this because within the next few weeks we will see markets collapse...he knows the artificial money pumping has come to an end world wide...bad things are brewing on the horizon...
If George W. Bush had ever delivered a similar statement without first consulting with Congress and with the full support of known US allies, the Democrats would be howling for immediate presentation of articles of impeachment. They would have had them already drawn up and released the text to the NYT and the Washington Post.
But if articles of impeachment are presented on Bronco Bama, the Cowboy Rodeo Clown President, it would be “racist”.
None dare call it treason.
Secession is sounding better and better.
May be the most astounding thing I have ever heard a president (?) say. Constitutional democracy??? Really!
At any rate, the ball is now in our court. We need to storm Congress and tell them not just no but hell no to intervention of any kind.
That you are a bag of wind.
Look, I’m against Obama as much as anyone, if you doubt that, read my past posts.
That being said, I’m pro-America more than I’m anti-Obama. I think we’re all pretty much in agreement here that NOT going into Syria is the best thing for the country. IF, and this is a big if, going to Congress is Obama’s way of backing away from his rhetoric while trying to save face by saying he didn’t have Congressional authorization as an excuse...well, I’m okay with that, because the end result is NOT going, which I think is the best thing for the country.
I love rubbing his nose in crap as much as anyone, but we can’t have it both ways. If we’re going to criticize him going into a civil war when we are best served letting both sides kill each other, its not honest or to our benefit to block all the exits and dare him to proceed.
Make no mistake blah blah blah hope and change blah blah blah my military blah blah blah spread the wealth around blah blah blah golf
But having made my decision as commander in chief...
You picked up on the exact word that I did, when listening to his teleprompter reading. Everything that comes before a “but” can be cancelled or erased.
No one on this thread, at least, is daring the One to go ahead. We are just enjoying watching him lead from behind one more time.
I predicted this speech would happen because he is going to St Petersburg, Russia, next week as a guest of Vlad Putin. How could he show up with the many ‘world leaders’ who will be there at the G20 Summit, if US missiles were raining down on Syria. The following week contains September 11, on which day a “Million Muslim” march is scheduled for our National Mall. Another bad time to be bombing muslims.
So he had to punt. It was inevitable.
And of course the answer to what will he be doing for the rest of the Labor Day weekend: playing golf, of course. No problem. No worries!
Guy’s a lying sack’O’crap!
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What message will WE send? Indeed, Pres__sent Obama.
If we don ‘t toss this bum and his cohorts to the curb,, can we blame the world for ‘hating’ us. It was and is all about him, y’know.
He must have felt so pressured by his ‘peers’ in his early years. His formative Islamic years.
Obama is wrong. This is not about who we are as a country. This is about whether we can strike a real national security threat to the USA and take it out. It is then in our national security interest. Otherwise, it is not. We’ll leave sending messages to Western Union.
Regardless, I’m totally behind any of our forces placed in harms way, whether on air, sea, or land in proximity to Syria.
Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!
I was under the impression our littler tin horn dictator Obdinga did not need Congress anymore and would bypass them on all decisions?
Come on lil Dicktator, make a decision instead of voting “Present”.
You do not have the nads to even make a decision against a land mass the size of Utah.
A bus load of rednecks would just kick the living crap out of your gay muslim goat humping rear and your brown shirts.
The noose is getting tighter for dictator in chief. He is standing on a very slippery slope and all real Americans are waiting for that one mistep. Pray that he takes that one step into the abyss.
Translation — the fix is in. He must know he has the votes. There are very few in Congress with a clue.
Just say NO.
>> and why it has such profound implications for Americas national security.
This would not be an open-ended intervention. We would not put boots on the ground. Instead, our action would be designed to be limited in duration and scope. But Im confident we can hold the Assad regime accountable for their use of chemical weapons, deter this kind of behavior, and degrade their capacity to carry it out. Our military has positioned assets in the region. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs has informed me that we are prepared to strike whenever we choose. Moreover, the chairman has indicated to me that our capacity to execute this mission is not time-sensitive; it will be effective tomorrow, or next week, or one month from now. And Im prepared to give that order.Wait for Pooty's next state visit and snuff him and his second-favorite dictator.
Of course we support our troops, xzins. I just hate to see us get involved here. I don’t trust the administration and their information as to who/how/etc. on the chemical weapons.
I think Obama is stirring another hornets’ nest here in the ME.
I will always pray for victory when our troops are committed to an action, though.