Skip to comments.WH confident on winning Hill support on Syria but uses 'flood the zone' to get votes
Posted on 09/02/2013 5:38:34 AM PDT by chemicalman
The Obama administration, bolstered by evidence the Syrian government used lethal sarin gas on its own people, expressed confidence Sunday that Congress would back President Obamas decision for a military strike on the Middle East country.
The comment underscored the risk Obama took in deciding over the weekend to seek approval from Congress, a step King argues he didn't need to take.
Kerry told Fox News Sunday that he couldnt imagine Congress would turn its back on Israel or other U.S. allies in the region and on the Syrians slaughtered in the Aug. 21 chemical weapon attack, allegedly ordered by President Bashar al-Assad.
I can't contemplate that Congress would turn its back on all of that responsibility, Kerry said. I dont believe Congress will do that.
Kerrys comments and the White House blitz were the latest in a series of dramatic turn of events since the chemical weapon attack two weeks ago outside Damascus that killed more than 1,400 people including hundreds of women and children.
The White House official confirms on Sunday the president called Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain over the weekend to invite him to the White House on Monday, the same day Obama will hold another conference call with House members.
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McCain would be a good VP for Obama.
They BOTH hate Americans, hate the Constitution,
and LOVE al Qaeda and their crucifixions, slavery,
murders, rapes and, of course, cannibalism.
I just watched this idiot King on Fox.
This stupid a-hole is going to vote to bomb Syria.
What good is electing people like this.
A Republican voting to back Muslims who are killing Christians.
He shouted for regime change when we all know what that change will be.
Is he crazy or just plain stupid.?
How is getting rid of Assad a good thing when he will be replaced by a Muslim dictatorship?
The WH shouldn’t be counting their chickens before they hatch. I see odumo as putting the blame (current and future) squarely on the shoulders of Congress. Odumbo will never shoulder the responsibility OR the blame and will continue to vote “present” to avoid having any decision outcome related to him, that is unless things turn our well and then it was his decision all along.
I think the fix is in on this matter already, but I don’t know in which direction.
Party loyalty is strong on the dark side. Most of the GOP are driven by short term electoral interest.
On the list of the top twenty US issues and problems....this probably rates near number 75. For this reason, I suspect that the vote won’t go well, and several Republicans and Democrats will agree to table the mess...rather than put it to a vote and embearess the President.
As for Senator McCain...he’s become some roving I-gotta-an-answer Hollywood-wannabe-Senator. He should have retired at his peak in the late 1990s, and simply wrote a couple of books. Currently, I wouldn’t regard his beliefs or agenda as worth discussing.
And as for Syria? Well....there’s just something about this gas-episode that doesn’t add up. If you were ahead in the game and doing well against the civil war crowd....why screw things up? It just sounds like some baby-milk-factory episode, if you ask me...made for journalism.
I hear Obama is really wanting to punish Assad. Instead of seeking authority from Congress to use cruise missiles on Damascus, he’s gonna ask Congress to pass Obamacare for Syria.
If you have to say you’re confident, you’re not.
I don’t think my Congresswoman is set up to receive our feedback: you can’t email her and her messages are full
Kansas Senator Jerry Moran’s statement on the issue:
Congress will soon use its Constitutionally-vested power to debate and vote on whether to intervene in Syria. America cannot afford another conflict that taxes our resources without achieving goals that advance American interests, and I will not support authorizing military action against Syria at this time.
Obama The Great has evolved from an Indonesian madrasa student, to dope smoking champion Choomer, Community Organizer, to President of the USA.
Now he thinks he is President and chief law enforcement officer of the world.
I just emailed my congressman and told him point blank a big HELL NO on the WPA resolution. I told him not one American life, not one airplane, not one cruise missile, not one bullet is worth expending in trying to help the Muslim Brotherhood overtake another bunch of Muslims.
How long before senators and congressmen who oppose an attack on Syria are accused of not backing Obama because he is black and they are racists?
10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5........
It must be made absolutely clear that any member of Congress that votes to declare war on Syria and involve the United states in a Mideast war will be aggressively punished.
As for Senator McCain...hes become some roving I-gotta-an-answer Hollywood-wannabe-Senator. He should have retired at his peak in the late 1990s
I didn’t know this a**hat ever had a peak. The one thing I do know is this a-hole will be one as long as he has one.
As of 9:09 a.m. (eastern)day’s Washington Post readers’ poll was like this:
Todays Opinions poll
Should the U.S. intervene militarily in Syria?
20585 people have taken this poll.
“America cannot afford another conflict that taxes our resources without achieving goals that advance American interests, and I will not support authorizing military action against Syria at this time.
As I’ve said before, even a minute before Flight 10 hit the tower it was easier to argue that nothing going on in Afghanistan engaged “American interests.” But then Americans had to choose whether to burn to death or jump 89 floors.
Kerry told Fox News Sunday that he couldnt imagine Congress would turn its back on Israel or other U.S. allies in the region and on the Syrians slaughteredScrew you Frenchie. Not our problem.
Suddenly the Clown wants to work on a holiday?? AND he wants to get the input of Congress??
Don’t make me laugh.
That would do more damage.