Skip to comments.U.S. House speaker Boehner says he will support action in Syria
Posted on 09/03/2013 8:31:21 AM PDT by maggiefEdited on 09/03/2013 8:39:33 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Reuters Jeff Mason and Mark Felsenthal report: John Boehner, Republican speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, said on Tuesday he would support President Barack Obama's call for military action in Syria and urged his colleagues in Congress to do the same. Speaking to reporters after a meeting with Obama at the White House, Boehner said the United States had to respond to the use of chemical weapons in Syria and show allies that America would stand up when necessary.
With Republicans like these, who needs Democrats?
Boehner bending over and spreading for Obama is just one more thing to throw on the huge pile of “reasons I don’t support the GOP any more.”
.@NancyPelosi : “President Obama did not draw the red line. Humanity drew it decades ago.” She supports attack on Syria.
and Pelosi is on now waving her arms around .thank God for mute
OMG. I can’t take this anymore.
The good news is, after Obama (and now Boehner, too) start World War III, there will be no human life left on the planet Earth.
GREAT GOING, GUYS!
...and how cooperative were Daschle, Pelosi, Reid, and Obama during the Bush years?
Boehner needs to go. He needs a conservative primary challenge.
How predictable. Why couldn’t he wait to take a position until Kerry, Hagel and Dempsey testify this afternoon?
Well, if BOEHNER says we have to respond, then I know I’m convinced....
/s -(just in case)
Boehner must be suffering from some sort of spousal abuse syndrome. Obama beats him up time after time, and he just keeps going back for more.
These “representatives” are out of touch with the nation.
My ongoing question is: what then?
Suppose we do a cruise missile attack?
Will the civil war just continue after we do this attack?
Will Assad and his boys still continue killing civilians, except just kill them the old fashioned way, instead of with chemical weapons?
What is our national security interest in a civil war in that part of the world?
Who are the good guys in that civil war?
If Assad if overthrown as a result of this war, is that in our national interest?
Could Syria become an Al Qaeda state if that happens?
Does it matter that these civilians were killed by chemical weapons as opposed to being killed by conventional means?
Is Assad quaking in his boots that Obama declares we’re going to have a congressional debate on this subject?
Make the call—now—this is your country and YOUR military.
Say no to Syria military action!
Let Allah sort it out!!!
I’m stocking up on Twinkies.
I hate it when a dictator uses armored vehicles and chemical weapons against his own civilian population including women and children.....like Bill Clinton and the Democrats did at Waco.
There is nothing in our constitution that staes
That our military is to be used for such a purpose.
Boehner can go over there himself and do whatever the congress agrees on based on the constitution and nothing more
Nancy Pelosi, leading from behind five year olds.
Incorrect. They are very in-touch. They just don’t care, and they have been completely bought. The Muslim Brotherhood that Obama has been trying to place into power throughout the Middle East is apparantly backed by the Saudis, who clearly have co-opted Boehner as well.
Pelosi’s 5 year old grandson is smarter than her! He asked “Were the children killed American children.” So what are our national security interests?
Boner needs an excuse to raise the debt limit. RINO POS drunk.
Boner; what a tool.
Good news for Boner, no one left to see his NSA file.
Translation: Obama told Boehner to chickenhawk a war with Syria or else Obama’s lackeys at the NSA, CIA and FBI leak the prostitute photos to the Obama media machinery.
The only reason Boehner keeps doing whatever Obama tells him to is because Boehner is being blackmailed.
Who’s going to primary boner?
Is there any difference?
One can always count on when the going gets tough for Obama... riding in to the rescue will be McCain, Graham and Boehner. They never fail to pull his marxist ass out of the flame of failure.
No more g-d damned wars against countries that don’t endanger us. FUJB, FUJM, FULG, FUBO!!!
Let allah sort it out. - Sarah Palin.
“The use of these weapons has to be responded to and only the United States has the capability and capacity to stop Assad and to warn others around the world that this type of behavior is not going to be tolerated,” said Boehner after meeting with Obama. “I appreciate the president reaching out to me and my colleagues in the Congress over the last couple of weeks. I also appreciate the president asking the Congress to support him in this action. This is something that the United States as a country needs to do. I’m going to support the president’s call for action. I believe my colleagues should support this call for action. We have enemies around the world that need to understand that we’re not going to tolerate this type of behavior. We also have allies around the world and allies in the region who also need to know that America will be there and stand up whether it is necessary.”
Above is Boehner’s quote. a.) he thinks the U.S. is going to be able to show Assad that this type of behavior won’t be tolerated, and we’ll beat him up, and b.) “thank you, thank you Lord Obama so much for allowing Congress to fulfill its constitutional duty to rubber stamp your war plans. When can we get a gold date together?”
Leader Cantor Statement on Syria and Regional Conflict
Posted by Nick Marcelli on September 3, 2013
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor today released the following statement on Syria and the regional conflict following his meeting with President Obama at the White House:
“I intend to vote to provide the President of the United States the option to use military force in Syria. While the authorizing language will likely change, the underlying reality will not. America has a compelling national security interest to prevent and respond to the use of weapons of mass destruction, especially by a terrorist state such as Syria, and to prevent further instability in a region of vital interest to the United States.
Understanding that there are differing opinions on both sides of the aisle, it is up to President Obama to make the case to Congress and to the American people that this is the right course of action, and I hope he is successful in that endeavor.
Bashar Assad’s Syria, a state sponsor of terrorism, is the epitome of a rogue state, and it has long posed a direct threat to American interests and to our partners. The ongoing civil war in Syria has enlarged this threat.
The Syrian conflict is not merely a civil war; it is a sectarian proxy war that is exacerbating tensions throughout the Muslim world. It is clear Iran is a principal combatant in this conflict, and its direct involvement is an integral part of Irans bid to establish regional hegemony. Were Assad and his Iranian patrons to come out on top it would be a strategic victory for Iran, embolden Hizballah, and convince our allies that we cannot be trusted.
Furthermore, sectarian tensions and extremist terrorism are already spilling over beyond Syria’s borders, with terrorist attacks and assassinations on the rise in neighboring countries. It is not just an abstract theory that the Syrian conflict threatens the stability of key American partners in the region. It is a reality.
Beyond the obvious regional interests, a failure to adequately respond to the use of chemical weapons and compel the end of this conflict on terms beneficial to America and our partners only increases the likelihood of future WMD use by the regime, transfer to Hizballah, or acquisition by Al Qaeda. No one wants to be asking why we failed to act if the next time Sarin is used it is in the Paris or New York subway.
The United States broader policy goal, as articulated by the President, is that Assad should go, and President Obama’s redline is consistent with that goal and with the goal of deterring the use of weapons of mass destruction. It is the type of redline virtually any American President would draw. Now America’s credibility is on the line. A failure to act when acting is in America’s interests and when a red line has been so clearly crossed will only weaken our ability to use diplomacy, economic pressure, and other non-lethal tools to remove Assad and deter Iran and other aggressors.
There are no easy solutions and a one-off military strike is not by itself an adequate strategy, but I am convinced that the risks of inaction outweigh the risks of a limited intervention. And a well-designed and well executed strike that both deters the use of chemical weapons and diminishes the capacity of the Assad regime can contribute to the achievement of a clear and attainable goal: the ultimate displacement of the Assad regime by moderate elements within the opposition. That is why it is imperative that the Administration continue to identify and support those moderate elements who are battling both Assad and Al Qaeda.
Should the Commander-in-Chief decide to use military force, I hope he will do so judiciously and with close and continuing consultation with the Congress.”
This bastard didn’t care about all the people dying when we went into Iraq. Now all of sudden it’s all about the children. We should do everything we can to help our allies(Israel) and encourage our enemies in Syria to kill each other. Maybe help the Egyptian army to exterminate as many of the Muslim brotherhood as possible!!!
I guess the Weeper is doing his best to get attention off the coming “BoehnerCare” debacle.
Can we Impeach the Speaker? This guy doesn’t have a clue.
Curious that Tom Harkin (chickenhawk in Viet Nam) said he had more questions than answers from Barry’s war whoop.
BBC News uses 2003 Iraq photo to illustrate "Syrian massacre"
The Telegraph / Hannah Furness / FR Posted 9/2/13 by Timber Rattler
Photographer Marco di Lauro said he nearly fell off his chair when he saw the image being used, and said he was astonished at the failure to check their sources.
The Iraqi picture---taken on March 27, 2003---shows a young Iraqi child jumping over dozens of white body bags containing skeletons found in a desert south of Baghdad, Iraq.
The Iraqi picture was posted on the BBC news website today under the heading Syria massacre in Houla condemned as outrage grows.(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ......
This revelation comes as a Euro-newspaper reports Obama's own military do not believe him.
NOTE: THIS IS AN EDITED TRANSLATION AND MAY NOT BE FULLY ACCURATE WRT VERBIAGE Even more embarrassing for Obama, retired Lieutenant General Gregory S. Newbold posted: "The politicians are naive about the obligations that exist in foreign policy. Many are shockingly clueless about what can achieve a military operation. Newbold lead cadres in the Iraq war. He said that many of his colleagues share his active serious concerns.
An officer who commented anonymously, said: "I can not believe that the president ever takes this step into consideration. In the past 10 years we have been fighting against insurgents. Syria has advanced weapons systems. We would be in a classic war. "
Already in the past week Gen. Martin Dempsey, head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, pointed to the heedlessness of Obama administration. He told ABC: "The simple use of weapons, without a precise strategy, such as the use contemplated, probably never leads to the conclusion that we imagine."
General James Mattis said: "If the Americans actually perform such an operation, then that is a brutal, very, very serious war. "
Another active officer said: "What political end do we want to achieve? I do not know what it is.
SUMMING UP Obama's got no NATO support, no US support, no Arab League support (for military action), no big powers support, and little or no support from the non-worshipful-citizen types.
Boehner is just symptomatic of the larger disease infecting the Republican Party. I’m done with them.
As ugly, fat, out of shape, as senators and HRs are, I have to think it’s pics w/ hookers they have on these guys.
John Boehner should be doing everything he can to embarrass this idiot and show him up for what he is!!!
Who used the weapons? Was it Assad or the “Rebels”? Who gave them to the user? Iran?. Our foreign “Fast and Furious”? Many questions. Few answers and once again to “Pass the bill to find out whats in it”. No thanks.