Skip to comments.Syrian state media: Obama's Congress request is a "retreat"
Posted on 09/01/2013 7:26:02 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
A Syrian state-run newspaper on Sunday called President Barack Obama's decision to seek congressional approval before taking military action against Syria "the start of the historic American retreat."
The gloating tone in the front-page article in the Al-Thawra daily followed Obama's unexpected announcement on Saturday that he would ask Congress to support a strike punishing the President Bashar Assad's regime for the alleged use of chemical weapons. The decision marked a stark turnabout for the White House, which had appeared on the verge of ordering U.S. forces to launch a missile attack against Syria.
As the Obama administration waits for Congress to vote, it is taking its case to the public. Sec. Kerry on Sunday told guest host Major Garrett on "Face the Nation" the U.S. has firm evidence Sarin gas was used in the chemical attacks the administration is pointing to as a reason for intervention.
"We now have samples back from first responders in East Damascus," Kerry said. "Those samples of hair and blood have been tested and they have reported positive for signatures of Sarin. So, we are now getting a stronger case each day. The credibility of the United States is on the line here and I believe that Congress will do the right thing."
The president's decision to take this to Congress came as a surprise even to his own advisers, reports CBS News correspondent Bill Plante.
"Whether the Congress lights the red or green light for an aggression, and whether the prospects of war have been enhanced or faded, President Obama has announced yesterday, by prevaricating or hinting, the start of the historic American retreat," Al-Thawra said.
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Almost like some jerk parading around yelling “we won”.
Re. the 74 score, I say BULL CRAP! I have seen 0dumb0shit warming up and hitting balls, and he is a f__kin pansy & horrible golfer. Add at least 30 strokes to the 74 = 104, and that is more likely his real golf score & average. 0dumb0 couldn't even shoot a 74 in his wet dreams no matter how much Reggie Love tells 0dumb0 that he is a real man after all!
Now back to 0dumb0's wannabee war!!!
“....and cooly shot a 74.”
I’ll bet everything I own that Obama rarely breaks 100.
That was sarcastic hyperbole.
BTW, you should get an award for one of the largest profile screens on FR!
hope you found at least some of the page interesting though