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Member of Congress berates Obama for consulting Congress on Syria
Washington Post ^

Posted on 09/01/2013 8:47:26 AM PDT by Bogie

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/08/31/member-of-congress-berates-obama-for-consulting-congress-on-syria/

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Israel; Russia; US: New York; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 113th; allahuakbar; assadhaskilled100k; bho44; bhomiddleeast; iran; israel; lebanon; maheralassad; newyork; peterking; redline; ruleoflaw; russia; salafist; syria; thebrotherdidit; unitedkingdom; wahhabism; waronterror; whatarewefightingfor
OK, no Constitution for America. I can see clearly now.
1 posted on 09/01/2013 8:47:26 AM PDT by Bogie
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To: Bogie

Peter King is a major league a-hole


2 posted on 09/01/2013 8:50:51 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: Bogie

Stockholm Syndrome


3 posted on 09/01/2013 8:51:29 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Bogie
Everything I need to know about Peter King I learned the day he called for laws to protect congressmen from their constituents.


4 posted on 09/01/2013 8:51:34 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Bogie

Absolutely fascinated by the comments below the article. So many liberal hawks we have now.


5 posted on 09/01/2013 8:52:34 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Bogie

Oh, the Washington Pissed. They are always for the Republicans. A news article trying to provide cover for the Democrats. Obama punted. Don’t blame the opposing team. No, I’m wrong. He didn’t even punt. He ran off the field to go buy a snocone.


6 posted on 09/01/2013 8:54:10 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Bogie
Four-fifths of all our troubles would disappear, if we would only sit down and keep still.

-Calvin Coolidge
7 posted on 09/01/2013 8:55:21 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Bogie

“Peter King?” For a second I though this was going to be about Anthony Weiner...


8 posted on 09/01/2013 8:57:47 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Bogie

Peter King is NOT a constitutionalist, a libertarian or even a mere conservative. He is a moderate or establishment Republican. I’d rather have him represent his district than an outright progressive socialist Democrat. But, we should never fool ourselves into thinking he’s one of us.


9 posted on 09/01/2013 8:57:51 AM PDT by Redmen4ever
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To: Bogie

One of Barry’s water-carriers.


10 posted on 09/01/2013 8:58:02 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Bogie

To prevent duplication, please do not alter the published headline, thx.


11 posted on 09/01/2013 8:58:20 AM PDT by Sidebar Moderator
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To: jersey117

I confess, from now on it will be Rand Paul.


12 posted on 09/01/2013 8:59:26 AM PDT by Bogie
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To: Bogie

The Republicans want this war even more than Obama, that’s what really scares me.


13 posted on 09/01/2013 8:59:49 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Bogie

Why do these fools play into zero’s hands, I think what congress should do when they come back, is to refuse to take up the matter of Syria, there are more pressing domestic issues, that have a higher priority.

Like stopping Obamacare and amnesty for illegals, then there is the equally important matters, Fast and Furious, Benghazi, IRS, NSA, Impeachment...by the time all this is finished Syria will have resolved itself.


14 posted on 09/01/2013 9:02:58 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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Hey Pete, do you know who uses this flag?

It's the flag of the Al-Nusra Front, in other words Pete, Al Qaeda.

Pete, go to a cookout and shake hands and kiss a few babies, you ignorant bastard.

15 posted on 09/01/2013 9:06:26 AM PDT by csvset
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To: Bogie

And this Butt-Crust thinks he is going to run for POTUS in 2016.


16 posted on 09/01/2013 9:09:20 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: dfwgator

I already wrote to my congressman and warned him that I want no part of this mess. I reminded him that nowhere in the constitution mention this “responsibility to protect”. I also told him to ask himself if he can think of one muslim nation where we have actually improved the lives of the people. Plus I pointed out that there are no good guys in this fight.

I closed by telling him that Reaganesque restraint is a winning issue in the next election.


17 posted on 09/01/2013 9:10:46 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: PoloSec

Others will question why the US can tolerate, for example, two million needless deaths from starvation in North Korea without producing a military response, but is chomping at the bit to engage militarily after the sad deaths of a few hundred in Syria. This last point suggests it is not cultural sensitivity alone that prompts US action,


18 posted on 09/01/2013 9:12:42 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: csvset

btw, don’t forgrt the “Brotherhood” in Egypt.


19 posted on 09/01/2013 9:13:59 AM PDT by Bogie
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To: Don Corleone
"Others will question why the US can tolerate, for example, two million needless deaths from starvation in North Korea without producing a military response, but is chomping at the bit to engage militarily after the sad deaths of a few hundred in Syria. This last point suggests it is not cultural sensitivity alone that prompts US action,"

And one of the standard answers that many countries take is that North Korea has nukes.

20 posted on 09/01/2013 9:24:40 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Bogie

“Member”...singular. So we have a nutcase in Congress. And he happens to be a Republican. This is news?


21 posted on 09/01/2013 9:39:55 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: PoloSec

Peter King’s major constituency are Jews. He is posturing to show how he supports them. Also, he represents NY before The USA.


22 posted on 09/01/2013 9:47:07 AM PDT by raybbr (I weep over my sons' future in this Godforsaken country.)
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To: blueunicorn6

23 posted on 09/01/2013 9:50:44 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: jersey117

What is wrong with this war monger? He wants the US to support the jihadists in Syria (like we did in Libya and Egypt) and knows that Congress, which is supposed to represent the people, reject that military action. It is illegal to aid and abet jihadists! Not to mention, totally insane.

Our control freak globalists are going to have to let go of the idea that they can force love and peace on the world through war and Islam. What a bunch of nuts!


24 posted on 09/01/2013 9:50:45 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: headstamp 2

It’s like - they don’t even want to give peace a chance... Ya know?


25 posted on 09/01/2013 9:53:57 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Bogie


The relatives of the 17 Americans killed in the 1983 United States embassy bombing in Beirut should be asked their opinion about a possible military strike on Syria. These family members should be invited to Congress to testify.

April 18, 1983 Bombing of U.S. embassy in Beirut
October 23, 1983: Marine Barracks Bombing in Beirut

Wikipedia

Imad Mughniyeh and Mustafa Badr Al Din took charge of the Syrian-Iranian backed operation. Mughniyeh had been a highly trained security man with the PLO's Force 17 . . . Their mission was to gather information and details about the American embassy and draw up a plan that would guarantee the maximum impact and leave no trace of the perpetrator. Meetings were held at the Iranian embassy in Damascus. They were usually chaired by the ambassador, Hojatoleslam Ali-Akbar Mohtashemi, who played an instrumental role in founding Hezbollah. In consultation with several senior Syrian intelligence officers, the final plan was set in motion. The vehicle and explosives were prepared in the Bekaa Valley which was under Syrian control.

26 posted on 09/01/2013 9:54:37 AM PDT by Chad_the_Impaler
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To: Bogie

“The worm turns.” Or writhes in agony.


27 posted on 09/01/2013 9:58:30 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Bogie

I don’t believe the President must consult Congress if we have been attacked, or the attack is imminent. Time is a factor in that. In this situation, the U. S. has no bones in the game at all.

For this, the president most certainly needs to consult with Congress. Not to do so would be a major infraction.

There is no excuse for our getting involved here. None whatsoever.


28 posted on 09/01/2013 10:06:57 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (This post coming to you today, from behind the Camelskin Curtain. Not the Iron or Bamboo Curtain...)
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To: Redmen4ever

“He is a moderate or establishment Republican. “

NO. he’s a POS who should be primaried. This idea that “he’s the best we can hope for in his district” $hit is why the GOP can’t get anything done. Screw the “big tent,” because there is never room in there for real conservatives.


29 posted on 09/01/2013 10:12:16 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: Don Corleone
Others will question why the US can tolerate, for example, two million needless deaths from starvation in North Korea without producing a military response

IIRC, the Korean War is a UN war, currently with a 'temporary' cease fire. It would be up to the UN to declare it a hot war again.

I also believe it is the first war the UN declared. Interestingly, 60 years later, it's still technically a war. A UN war.

Those better informed than I am about the history are welcomed to chime in and correct any mistakes.

30 posted on 09/01/2013 10:18:47 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (SWAT stands for Storing Weapons for patriots to Attack Tyranny.)
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To: Chad_the_Impaler

While we’re testifying, we should explore the how the US funding of the “Afghan Mujahideen” who later morphed into Al Qaeda.


31 posted on 09/01/2013 10:33:28 AM PDT by csvset
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To: Bogie

Peter King is a blowhard tool.


32 posted on 09/01/2013 10:42:55 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: Don Corleone
"Others will question why the US can tolerate, for example, two million needless deaths from starvation in North Korea without producing a military response, but is chomping at the bit to engage militarily after the sad deaths of a few hundred in Syria. This last point suggests it is not cultural sensitivity alone that prompts US action,"

Hadn't thought of this; you are right.

Maybe because he does't have Muslim Brotherhood at his back.

33 posted on 09/01/2013 11:09:11 AM PDT by hummingbird (Don't be afraid of the big words.)
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To: cripplecreek
“Four-fifths of all our troubles would disappear, if we would only sit down and keep still.” ―Calvin Coolidge

“All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” ―Blaise Pascal

34 posted on 09/01/2013 11:09:39 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (When your policy is to rob Peter to pay Paul, you can count on enthusiastic support from Paul.)
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To: Chad_the_Impaler
"Others will question why the US can tolerate, for example, two million needless deaths from starvation in North Korea without producing a military response, but is chomping at the bit to engage militarily after the sad deaths of a few hundred in Syria. This last point suggests it is not cultural sensitivity alone that prompts US action,"

A location that comes up frequently.

Hmmmmmmmmmmm...........as far back as Saddam Hussein, if not earlier.

35 posted on 09/01/2013 11:17:15 AM PDT by hummingbird (Don't be afraid of the big words.)
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To: DoughtyOne
"I don’t believe the President must consult Congress if we have been attacked, or the attack is imminent. Time is a factor in that. In this situation, the U. S. has no bones in the game at all."

I would not be surprised if an "event" happened on US soil.

It would galvanize Americans to get behind an attack on Syria.

36 posted on 09/01/2013 11:21:03 AM PDT by hummingbird (Don't be afraid of the big words.)
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To: Balding_Eagle
"IIRC, the Korean War is a UN war"

Balding_Eagle, technically it wasn't/isn't proclaimed a "war" - I forget what it is called but it justifies US military still being on patrol in DMZ South Korea.

Something like that?

37 posted on 09/01/2013 11:27:52 AM PDT by hummingbird (Don't be afraid of the big words.)
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To: hummingbird
"Wrong paste; sorry."

I'll go back to drawing board.

38 posted on 09/01/2013 11:38:07 AM PDT by hummingbird (Don't be afraid of the big words.)
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To: hummingbird
Bekaa Valley...

A location that comes up frequently. Hmmmmmmmmmmm...........as far back as Saddam Hussein, if not earlier.

39 posted on 09/01/2013 11:39:50 AM PDT by hummingbird (Don't be afraid of the big words.)
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To: hummingbird

It’s been done before. There’s no telling with this current bunch.


40 posted on 09/01/2013 12:03:08 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (This post coming to you today, from behind the Camelskin Curtain. Not the Iron or Bamboo Curtain...)
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To: Bogie
He ought to be berated for going to Congress now. he has already declared Congress insignificant and unnecessary. When he actually has him together, they ought to tell him to do what he thinks is right without them and to take the responsibility for the consequences like a man. He may end up weeping like like the flaccid Boner dude. He probably expects praise for making the gesture - wants them to kiss his ring and they should tell him to kiss their collective @$$#$ instead of putting themselves in the line of blame.

If he rescinds his unconstitutional EOs from the past few years and decides to go the the Congress for a fresh start on those bits of tyranny, then they should work with him. Until then - he who goes it alone crashes and burns alone.

41 posted on 09/01/2013 12:23:16 PM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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He ought to be berated for going to Congress now. he has already declared Congress insignificant and unnecessary

And Boehner will turn right around and prove him right.

42 posted on 09/01/2013 12:24:54 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Don Corleone

We also have done NOTHING to punish anyone in Libya for the murder of 4 Americans. AFAIK, we’ve been told to “sit tight” while the professionals get to the bottom of this. It’s been almost a year and still no answers, yet days after Muslims were gassed, we know everything there is to know about the tragedy. Or is it simply a case of allowing more American soldiers to spill blood for Muslims because somehow their lives matter more to Obama?


43 posted on 09/01/2013 3:51:09 PM PDT by Prince of Space (Be Breitbart, baby. LIFB.)
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To: hummingbird

We keep being told that the operation will be limited and short term. Any attack puts the ball in their court. They then decide when it will be over. In short, it will be out of control.


44 posted on 09/01/2013 5:00:13 PM PDT by Bogie
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To: Bogie
We keep being told that the operation will be limited and short term.

So was Pearl Harbor.

45 posted on 09/01/2013 5:00:38 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Well, I’m throwing in with Rand Paul. Bring back the rule of law. Enforce the Constitution.


46 posted on 09/01/2013 5:15:14 PM PDT by Bogie
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