Skip to comments.Breaking: Majority Leader Cantor & Speaker Boehner Will Vote For Use of Military Force in Syria
Posted on 09/03/2013 3:12:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Rep. Eric Cantor released a statement today supporting the use of military force in Syria and believes it is in our best interest to respond to the use of WMD.
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 Assads 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 Syrias 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 Obamas 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 Americas credibility is on the line. A failure to act when acting is in Americas 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.
Today, House Speaker John Boehner also gave his support to the Presidents plan saying, something the country needs to do.
I find it fascinating that we need to kill people to defend the Honor of the President and the United States. After all, we can’t be looking bad.
Obama offered his honor. Boehner honored his offer. And all through the night it was honor and offer.
Go to Hell and Burn!
Sadly, I am not surprised. The elites of both parties are falling in behind Obama. Boehner has always been a squish. The House McCain without the crazy, but with the same level of suck up.
And the checks cleared.
I hope these men drink it up tonight, at GOP Country Club and choke on their own vomit.
I wish someone would ask these idiots what they think the US response should be if Russian lobbed some missiles at one of our allies.
The guys we are helping are worse.
Gotdam how hard is that to figure out son.
(they're all compromised)
It is becoming increasingly obvious that the American people(At least what is left of them) have absolutely no input in material governmental actions. We are totally ignored. Further, those who imagine themselves “leaders” absolutely bungle whatever material matter they undertake. We are led by self serving, corrupt, vice ridden imbeciles. This type of leadership is one reason why people increasingly avoid getting involved; soon people will not even bother to vote.
Traitors all the way.
Cite our national interest.
Prayer for Peace in Syria
God of Compassion,
Hear the cries of the people of Syria,
Bring healing to those suffering from the violence,
Bring comfort to those mourning the dead,
Strengthen Syria’s neighbors in their care and welcome for refugees,
Convert the hearts of those who have taken up arms,
And protect those committed to peace.
God of Hope,
Inspire leaders to choose peace over violence and to seek reconciliation with enemies,
Inspire the Church around the world with compassion for the people of Syria,
And give us hope for a future of peace built on justice for all.
We ask this through Jesus Christ,
Prince of Peace and Light of the World,
Petition: For the people of Syria, that God may strengthen the resolve of leaders to end the fighting and choose a future of peace.
I beg to differ, sir,
Kerry has always said Assad is a good guy.
Who gives a rip how these Democrats in RINO clothing vote?
Are supposed to care?
Are we supposed to loose sleep over this?
Are we supposed think this is important?
Keep trying to impress us. NOT!
and FUBO and FUNP
Wouldn’t it be great if the USA had a two party system?
Yes, we need to pray for the peace of Jerusalem AND Syria, especially all the Christians! We also need to pray for Obama and your leaders and my Prime Minister and the leaders of NATO, that the Lord will open their eyes to what they are about to start.
Of course, we need to pray for God’s will to be done and His help, His strength, His protection over us!
In Jesus Name,
I think it's time you good people seriously look at "third party". It can be done. It has been done.