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Text of Obama’s statement on Syria
WHEC-TV ^ | 8/31/2013 | President Barack Obama

Posted on 08/31/2013 1:50:26 PM PDT by mdittmar

Edited on 08/31/2013 3:13:23 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

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To: mdittmar
"And that’s why I’ve made a second decision: I will seek authorization for the use of force from the American people’s representatives in Congress."

Ummm...hey dumbass... it's not your decision, you HAVE TO do that. or didn't you learn that as a 'constitutional scholar'

51 posted on 08/31/2013 5:01:29 PM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: mdittmar

And they called Bush a stupid cowboy? This guy brings stupid to an entirely new level.


52 posted on 08/31/2013 5:04:08 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: TheRhinelander; jacob allen; umgud; Oshkalaboomboom; runfree; Hotlanta Mike; kjam22; DannyTN; ...

/bingo


53 posted on 08/31/2013 5:08:15 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: jwalsh07

If he wasn’t such a dumbass he would have said “I have called this meeting to announce that I intend to ask the congress to authorize use of force”

Not-

“I can do this if I want to but I wont because I’m gonna ask for permission first. Not because I have to, but because I decided to. I can really do this myself if I wanna. But I wont. So nyahhhh btptpttthpth”


54 posted on 08/31/2013 5:09:51 PM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: mdittmar
We cannot raise our children in a world where we will not follow through on the things we say, the accords we sign, the values that define us.

It's for the children!

55 posted on 08/31/2013 5:17:53 PM PDT by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: mdittmar

I hate to say it, but this move of throwing it into Congress’ lap was the smartest thing Obama could do, after a bunch of really stupid steps to get here. He never should have made his statement about a “red line”, never considered the consequences beyond immediate politics, and regrets having painted himself into a corner. Now if he gets a yes vote he can say it was a bipartisan policy. If it doesn’t he can blame the Republicans for being callous and undermining the credibility of the US. Either way, he’s off the hook, and that’s the most important thing for the narcissist in chief.


56 posted on 08/31/2013 5:24:03 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: Doogle
...he called the military “my military” yesterday

I heard that, and was amazed nobody on FOX commented on it. I started wondering if I really did hear that right.

57 posted on 08/31/2013 5:26:23 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: Mr. K

His intro made me angry right off the bat. “Everybody?” How about ladies and gentlemen. Everybody? Sounds like a teenager making his first speech in class.


58 posted on 08/31/2013 5:26:40 PM PDT by WVNan
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To: Hugin

Whaddya expect from The Emperor?


59 posted on 08/31/2013 5:26:52 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Hugin

“my military”


Remember when Reagan thanked us for letting him live in our white house?


60 posted on 08/31/2013 5:28:48 PM PDT by PeterPrinciple
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To: WVNan

“Everybody” ... yeah here speaketh America’s Pal!


61 posted on 08/31/2013 5:29:04 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

The other thing I caught in that ramble was this: “care for the displaced.” Wanta bet how he will care for the displaced? Welcome another batch of Al Quada “refuges”.


62 posted on 08/31/2013 5:30:51 PM PDT by WVNan
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To: giotto

I agree with you. This is merely a dodge of his “leadership” responsibilities and displays his total lack of credibility in the world community and here at home.


63 posted on 08/31/2013 5:35:58 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.http://img849.imageshack.us/)
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To: WVNan

It’s a tragicomedy of errors because God’s being called nowhere in it.

This is how God says to us humans “OK, you think your plan is so smart without me? Hold your beers and watch this!”


64 posted on 08/31/2013 5:39:46 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike
Watch this video of Syrian "rebels" are firing chemical weapons.
65 posted on 08/31/2013 7:54:46 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Girlene

I’m willing to strike Syria if we get to take out all of their WMDs. They are a real threat to our national security. If that’s not going to be the focus of any strike, then I’m not willing to be involved, because I see no other national security issue at stake.

If we take out the WMDs, then we deny them to BOTH Assad and Al Qaeda, and I’m very fine with neither of them having access to chem/bio weapons.

But, blowing up somebody’s tent, or somebody’s herd of goats, or even 1 or 2 WMD ammunition depots is not in our interest in any way, shape, or form.


66 posted on 08/31/2013 8:08:49 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: mdittmar

...while I believe I have the authority to carry out this military action without specific congressional authorization....

IDIOT


67 posted on 08/31/2013 8:27:46 PM PDT by fivecatsandadog (Let's not be so open-minded that our brains fall out.)
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To: mdittmar

“What message will we send if a dictator can gas hundreds of children to death in plain sight and pay no price?”

For solely the sake of argument, ill grant his point. But why are the Dutch, Norwegians, Japanese, Swiss, or lazy assed Saudis not preparing to attack? I see the rest of the world setting international norms, and then happily leting the USA “go get em”.

I see no American interests here.


68 posted on 08/31/2013 9:20:49 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: maica

Let me phrase what I meant about daring him to do it in a different way, because I didn’t mean it as anyone here is literally saying “I dare you”.

I’m more saying that we on the conservative side have to realize who we are dealing with. In my humble opinion, Obama isn’t that smart. At best, he’s slightly above average intelligence, and clearly has a giant chip on his shoulder having to do with race.

The one thing I disagree with you on is that I dont think he HAS to punt. I think that in the back of his brain he thinks that his all extensive media love with cover any sins. He may, at this point, be deciding that going into Syria is not the best thing, and looking for a way out. My concern is that if we hit too hard with the “I told you so”, he may go into “you cant tell me what to do, mighty whitey” mode and launch, stupid decision that it is, simply to show he’s the HMFIC and that he can. A smarter man would say “I’m not going to make a stupid decision just to prove that I’m in charge”, but we aren’t dealing with a smarter man. We’re dealing with Obama.

So that being the case, I just think it more prudent to encourage the result we want, and if that means letting him have a pass on the golf trip this time, sick as that spectacle makes us, then so be it.


69 posted on 08/31/2013 9:37:33 PM PDT by SoCalTransplant (Wake me when we get to the part where we alter or abolish it.)
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To: xzins

Syria is not the only country with WMDs. Is everyone too young to remember that old word “escalation”? That is the real issue here: the danger of human pride/humiliation letting this thing get out of control. This supersedes all the other “issues.”


70 posted on 08/31/2013 9:39:58 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: plain talk

I’d suggest that he knows that it was a mistake to say he wasn’t going, and this is going to provide him cover to back out. He’s replicating what David Cameron did.

He’ll take the vote in congress and no matter what happens, he’s covered. If they vote yes, then he can go and blame it on congress if it goes south. If they vote no, he can back out and say he wanted to go, but the evil republicans in congress wouldn’t let him, so he deferred in bipartisanship...and the media will once again kiss his @ss.


71 posted on 08/31/2013 9:40:56 PM PDT by SoCalTransplant (Wake me when we get to the part where we alter or abolish it.)
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To: mdittmar

He wasn’t this concerned about those massacred at Ft. Hood.

“Ten days ago, the world watched in horror as men, women and children were massacred ...”


72 posted on 08/31/2013 10:02:53 PM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

So, he was a butt pirate from the get go!


73 posted on 09/01/2013 12:16:41 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: al baby
Good afternoon, everybody. I am still new at this job so please bear with me here. I know it has been more than 4 years already but I think, just now, I am beginning to understand that I was actually elected -Hot Damn! I can't believe it either!

Of course there will be ups and downs for our nation. Of course I am also aware that I, personally have brought us all to a new low. Never before in modern history has America looked so bad, so indecisive, so weak. Thanks to me and my super stardom personality, the weak nation that I run is, slowly moving in the direction of me, in my wake, Mr. Cool, Mr. Know it all, Mr. Community Organizer.

I hope that America, after I am long gone from office and after historians trashed my record will still be a significant power in the world but if not, hey, at least we came into an impressive 3rd.

74 posted on 09/01/2013 12:36:43 AM PDT by Netz
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To: mdittmar

Read like satire to me. I find it repugnant that we have such a cretin at the head of our once-great Nation. That wasn’t a speech, that was a “I don’t have a clue what to do because my normal BS won’t protect me from being an idiot, so I need to put a layer of insulation in the mix”. He has already made a lie of his ‘splanation on the Constitution by a myriad of executive orders that go contrary to the Constitution - need someone up high to point ou that when it comes to hurting the People, he has no compunction about defying the Constitution. It’s only when he might harm himself that he seems to care about this system of “negative rights”.


75 posted on 09/01/2013 3:52:25 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Bingo!


76 posted on 09/01/2013 5:01:28 AM PDT by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: Henry Hnyellar

Aren’t types of abortion a chemical solution that violently kills the most vullnerable?
Isn’t birth control the use of a chemical against the most vulnerable of the human race, where the chemical is included which causes as a backup to the attempt to thwart fertilization it thwarts implantation, killing the newly concieved person?
H I P O C R I T E !
F O O L !
D E V I L !
This country tolerates this and will pay dearly from above.


77 posted on 09/01/2013 3:18:22 PM PDT by Repent and Believe (Promote good. Tolerate the harmless. Let evil be crushed.)
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To: mdittmar
Now, after careful deliberation, I have decided that the United States should take military action against Syrian regime targets.

Yeah? Well, I decided years ago that I "should" give up drugs, alcohol and cigarettes.

78 posted on 09/01/2013 4:20:08 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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