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At the Last Minute, Obama Alone Made Call to Seek Congressional Approval
WSJ ^ | 9/1/2013 | ADAM ENTOUS and CAROL E. LEE

Posted on 09/01/2013 4:08:30 PM PDT by mojito

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To: KeyLargo

Love it!


51 posted on 09/01/2013 5:07:29 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: yldstrk

I contacted my own, Mike Rogers and Candice Miller.

I informed all 3 of them that I don’t know or care who used chemical weapons, Its not our problem and the “responsibility to protect” is not found in our constitution.

I pointed out that not one of our wars in the mideast has resulted in anything resembling freedom or democracy and in most cases our intervention appears to have made things worse. Iraq is a disaster, Afghanistan is a disaster, Libya is a disaster, and Egypt is a disaster. I supported Iraq and Afghanistan and now admit that they were mistakes due to our idiotic idea of nation building.

Syria will not end with a few missiles chucked into the country and we all know it. What it will lead to is an ever widening war and an anti war movement that makes the Vietnam era protests look like a little pouting.

The only chance the GOP has for the future is through Reaganesque restraint in war and in spending.


52 posted on 09/01/2013 5:08:59 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Call and ask to speak with Boo-Boo Boehner;
Tell them you’re calling from out of town.
Your home phone is (513) 779-any#-—(this is Boehner’s area code and exchange in West Chester, OH.

What that bastard does affects ALL Americans—he has no right to speak only with his constituents.


53 posted on 09/01/2013 5:18:29 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Mortrey

Give Mitch McConnell hell, too—everything he does affects Americans, as well:

(502)582-any#-Louisville, KY.


54 posted on 09/01/2013 5:23:27 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: mojito
I don't believe this story. The people in the Obama Administration don't know what they are doing in foreign policy but they know how to play politics.

The Obama Administration wants Congress to make the decision and then they can second guess whatever happened. The MSM will make it seem as if the failures are Congress's responsibility.

Congress should simply order a full investigation of what happened so far in the Middle East.

55 posted on 09/01/2013 5:28:54 PM PDT by detective
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To: cripplecreek

This far into the thread and nobody has yet quoted Sarah Palin: “Let Allah sort it out.”

Dems let S VN fall wo lifting a finger. Cambodia atrocities. Gassing between Iran and Iraq. Carter turned the Shah out.

And now we care how two enemies kill each other. Nope. US prestige is not on the line. Only BHO’s. Let him deal.

We shouldn’t even be having this discussion.


56 posted on 09/01/2013 5:35:10 PM PDT by StAntKnee (Add your own danged sarc tag)
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To: mojito
45mins aimlessly wandering around while somebody figured a way out of the corner the boy painted itself into...
57 posted on 09/01/2013 5:39:41 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: mojito
lawmakers should have to go on the record one way or the other.

In other words, he wants to get them on the record, so they can't do something sleezy, scummy, and underhanded... like claiming they voted against it before they voted for it.

58 posted on 09/01/2013 5:44:13 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: mojito

That pole smoker make a decision on his own??? Nah.
He got Obamacare out of the headlines, however.


59 posted on 09/01/2013 5:52:46 PM PDT by Palio di Siena
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To: StAntKnee
US prestige is not on the line. Only BHO’s.

A simply marvelous way of putting it.

60 posted on 09/01/2013 5:52:59 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: mojito
"Mr. Obama told aides the decision reflected his growing frustration with lawmakers who appeared to want to have it both ways—criticizing the president for not seeking congressional authorization, and then criticizing the decisions he makes."

Welcome to the big leagues, Mr. president. If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.

61 posted on 09/01/2013 6:01:12 PM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

OK, Obama, here’s the deal—agree to repeal Obamacare, give up on amnesty, and we’ll give you Syria’s head on a platter.


62 posted on 09/01/2013 6:02:14 PM PDT by huckfillary (qual tyo ta)
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To: mojito

Sounds like everyone is distancing him/herself from this mess.


63 posted on 09/01/2013 6:03:40 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: KeyLargo

“RFS Moskva”

The MOSKVA is designed for just one thing, KILLING CARRIERS...

It is basically a fire and forget weapon, designed to try and overwhelm the defenses of a U.S. Carrier in a one-time strike. She was recently upgraded and modernized, and is considered the most effective unit in the Russian navy, even more so than the Kuznetzov.


64 posted on 09/01/2013 6:04:03 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: ArmstedFragg

“lawmakers should have to go on the record one way or the other.
In other words, he wants to get them on the record, so they can’t do something sleezy, scummy, and underhanded... like claiming they voted against it before they voted for it.”

You’ll note how fast the rhetoric last week changed from:

“Obama MUST act on his own because of the Obstructionist Republican Congress!”

To:
“Obama must act without U.N. approval because of those Obstructionist Russians!”????

Now it will be:
“Obama COULDN’T ACT because of those Obstructionist Republicans in Congress, who would rather see children die horribly, than give the President a win!!!”

And O’s willing sycophant propagandists in the media will gladly parrot that line, over and over.

(And I’ve already heard it.)


65 posted on 09/01/2013 6:09:34 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: mojito

Mr. Bull Sh!t and Lies...and we believe this article???

obama is too thin skinned to make decisions alone..some one or something pulled his strings.

ONE DAY THE TRUTH SHALL BE KNOWN...


66 posted on 09/01/2013 6:17:28 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: mojito

These were probably the WMDs that weren’t found in Iraq.


67 posted on 09/01/2013 6:29:22 PM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: mojito

Well you have to look at what his administration said in March 2011 when sec of state Clinton stated that Assad was a reformer. Is she ready to be the President in 2016? I think not.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/post/hillary-clintons-uncredible-statement-on-syria/2011/04/01/AFWPEYaC_blog.htmlMarch

Kerry is also quoted in the article.


68 posted on 09/01/2013 7:09:37 PM PDT by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 The land of entitlement for the 51% crowd.)
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To: mojito

Obama has never made a decision since he’s been in the white house.


69 posted on 09/01/2013 7:37:03 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: tcrlaf

Agile SOB’s, aren’t they?


70 posted on 09/01/2013 9:24:52 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: cripplecreek

“BS, Obama’s aides figured out it wasn’t going as planned so they came up with a scam for him to take it up with congress while spinning it to make his failure look good. “

of course that’s the explanation. the only other one would be that Obama took that walk thinking “what’s best for America and the world, regardless of politics or my reputation “.
lol, I can’t even type those words without laughing.


71 posted on 09/02/2013 12:37:26 AM PDT by willywill
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To: cardinal4

You got that right.


72 posted on 09/02/2013 12:48:46 AM PDT by itssme
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To: mojito

Somebody is really intent on trying to paint an image of Obama as a decision maker. The only decisions he has not worried about being “alone” with deal with breaking the Constitution, not maintaining it. He;s been told that some of his ad-libs were so stupid that he has blown the whole deal and he better get out there and start trying to divert blame.


73 posted on 09/02/2013 2:56:42 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: sargon

I’ve got an idea. Let the UN deal with it as they dealt with Saddam. Hit ‘em with a UN resolution.

Saddam got 17 of those before we settled his hash.

Or let Turkey handle it, they’re right next door and hot for a new caliphate. They also don’t give a * what the world thinks of them.


74 posted on 09/02/2013 5:43:49 AM PDT by HomeAtLast (Galt's Gulch: it isn't Valley Forge.)
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To: mojito

Obama, and he alone made the “fateful decision” that stunned all who witnessed it, and he did it all while appearing to be an ordinary mortal back from a brisk 45-minute walk.

How utterly Trumanesque.

Lovely kneepads there, WSJ online!


75 posted on 09/02/2013 5:49:23 AM PDT by HomeAtLast
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To: mojito
...after a week of U.S. saber rattling...
Those weren't 'sabers', they were his golf clubs.
Barry was looking for his; 'Sand Wedge'. ;-)
76 posted on 09/02/2013 6:05:44 AM PDT by Condor51 (Si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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To: mojito

President Gutsy Call makes another Gutsy Call. Our Dear Leader comes through in the clutch.


77 posted on 09/02/2013 6:08:46 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (Obama is an historic President. He's America's first 'Dear Leader' President.)
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To: mojito

Obama alone? Surely Valerie made this call.


78 posted on 09/02/2013 6:17:18 AM PDT by expat2
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To: tcrlaf

NewsmaxWorld
Russia Sends Spy Ship to Mediterranean as Tensions Rise
Monday, September 2, 2013 05:04 AM

By: REUTERS

MOSCOW — Russia is sending a reconnaissance ship to the eastern Mediterranean, Interfax news agency reported on Monday, as the United States prepares for a possible military strike in Syria.

The reconnaissance ship Priazovye left Russia’s naval base in the Ukrainian Black Sea port of Sevastopol late on Sunday on a mission “to gather current information in the area of the escalating conflict,” the report quoted an unidentified military source as saying.


79 posted on 09/02/2013 7:07:08 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: mojito

I wonder what would happen if the Congresspeople just voted “PRESENT” like Obama did so many times in his career?

A real message to Obozo, perhaps?


80 posted on 09/03/2013 12:03:04 AM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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