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Obama: 'I Didn't Set a Red Line' on Syria
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Posted on 09/04/2013 6:35:11 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

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To: TomGuy

You’re kidding, right?


51 posted on 09/04/2013 6:49:49 AM PDT by mortal19440
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To: massgopguy
THE REPORTERS ARE LAUGHING AT HIM!!!!!!!!

Of course he set a red line. He is a mental case trying to deny any liability for the many middle-east disasters and assign blame to everybody else. He is a failed president.

52 posted on 09/04/2013 6:50:18 AM PDT by Rapscallion (Vlad the Impaler proposed no path to citizenhip. Consider that.)
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To: HollyB

Good catch there. Obama always wants things to happen urgently, on demand, and on his time table. This is so people won;t have time to uncover the flaws. Exhibit A for this tactic is the ill-conceived Obamacare.


53 posted on 09/04/2013 6:51:27 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: SeekAndFind

He sounds quite stupid when there is no teleprompter.


54 posted on 09/04/2013 6:52:47 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“First of all, I didn’t set a red line,” said Obama. “The world set a red line.”

So now the narcissist thinks he is president of the world...well that didn’t take long.


55 posted on 09/04/2013 6:52:54 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: MrB

“Wuddent me” You gonna believe me or your lying eyes?


56 posted on 09/04/2013 6:52:58 AM PDT by mortal19440
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To: Sub-Driver

Rush’s theory about Obama on steroids! “ I didn’t set a red line, I had nothing to do with anything, the world and CONGRESSSSSSSSS did it. However, because I am great, I will have to get involved and correct what has been caused by Congress and the world.”


57 posted on 09/04/2013 6:54:00 AM PDT by Toespi
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To: Sub-Driver
Satire?
Surely?

58 posted on 09/04/2013 6:55:22 AM PDT by Amagi (God Save the Republic.)
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To: Rapscallion

no no no...Obama didn’t didn’t set a red line...

George Bush did...and since the red line was designed and put in place by a white man...

black men can dismiss the red line anytime they wish...


59 posted on 09/04/2013 6:55:31 AM PDT by Caliban (Politics is war conducted by other means...)
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To: BenLurkin

This could kill support for his Syria excursion.


60 posted on 09/04/2013 6:56:16 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: MNGal

Ho,Ho, Now the Euros, who love him so much, may finally realize the depth of his prevarications.


61 posted on 09/04/2013 6:56:52 AM PDT by Gumdrop
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To: Gumdrop
Ho,Ho, Now the Euros, who love him so much, may finally realize the depth of his prevarications.

And they'll still blame Bush.

62 posted on 09/04/2013 6:57:39 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: maggief

Credibility of U.S., Congress and intelligence community is on the line — not his credibility personally
*******

Idiots in congress are letting him cast them as scapegoats.

If his administration knew so much, as Kerry claims, then why didn’t we act sooner to prevent the use of chemical weapons?


63 posted on 09/04/2013 6:58:06 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: cripplecreek

“I didn’t do it! That bed was on fire when I laid down on it.”


64 posted on 09/04/2013 6:58:40 AM PDT by chesty_puller (Viet Nam 1970-71 He who shed blood with me shall forever be my brother. Shak.)
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To: Sub-Driver
I thought I would be happy when Obama self destructed, but this is embarrassing. I'm nervous that we live in this world and are leaderless,...even a bad leader. Politics aside, I'm literally worried about America. This could get really ugly, really quick.

Double check your bug out bags. If you don't have a leader, anarchy ensues.

66 posted on 09/04/2013 7:01:16 AM PDT by chuckles
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To: Sub-Driver

67 posted on 09/04/2013 7:01:54 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Obama: I didn’t set a red line....”

This must be their new talking point since the weekend. Nancy Pelousi used the same line yesterday and I was shocked at 1st, then realized that must be their new DNC talking point.


68 posted on 09/04/2013 7:04:30 AM PDT by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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To: cotton1706
“My credibility is not on the line. The international community's credibility is on the line and America and Congress's credibility is on the line...

Direct quote. Obama is a delusional megalomaniac.

69 posted on 09/04/2013 7:04:39 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Buckeye McFrog

What a wonderful set of qualities for a Commander in Chief who is about to provoke World War III.....
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More Russian warships heading to Med. What could go wrong?

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-09-04/russia-sends-missile-cruiser-moskva-destroyer-and-frigate-syria


70 posted on 09/04/2013 7:06:28 AM PDT by Starboard
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71 posted on 09/04/2013 7:10:05 AM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: Sub-Driver

Absurd as that statement is, he is obviously using better speechwriters, adept at getting his foot unstuck from his mouth, in what they think of as “timely fashion”.


72 posted on 09/04/2013 7:11:01 AM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: Rapscallion

He is a mental case

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There is something seriously wrong with Obama. He’s going to have a Captain Queeg like breakdown (a la Humphrey Bogart in the Caine Mutiny) one of these days.


73 posted on 09/04/2013 7:11:43 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Sub-Driver

74 posted on 09/04/2013 7:12:17 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: jersey117

This could kill support for his Syria excursion.
*******

I hope you’re right but the Senate is just as loony as he is. Rand Paul seems to be the only one who is concerned about unintended consequences from Obama’s adventure.


75 posted on 09/04/2013 7:15:01 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: TomGuy
The world set the red line.

He's right about that part but the 'World' is not willing to enforce its own "red line". Where he erred is making a speech that made it his red line. Then he doubled down committing the USA to be the World's cop again. This is going to hurt him big time when people figure it out.

76 posted on 09/04/2013 7:15:04 AM PDT by shove_it
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77 posted on 09/04/2013 7:15:08 AM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Sub-Driver

The Bystander in Chief.


78 posted on 09/04/2013 7:15:20 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: ryan71

Not just FAIL...but EPIC FAIL.


79 posted on 09/04/2013 7:15:33 AM PDT by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt)
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To: Sub-Driver

At this point, I don’t care how he tries to weasel out of it. Hopefully this means that there won’t ultimately be an attack on Syria.


80 posted on 09/04/2013 7:16:11 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: chuckles

1. I am very concerned also!
2. This is a person with his finger on The Button!
3. Is he really nuts?
4. What WILL he Say or DO next?
5. How can he be removed from office?
6. Who is sane enough to replace him?
7. Bug Out Bags (B.U.B.) from 9/11 are being repacked.
8. 9/11 is just around the corner . . .
9. Be Prepared and Be Ready ! ! !


81 posted on 09/04/2013 7:17:12 AM PDT by cuspofcommonsense
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To: Sub-Driver

“Get the transcript Candy”!

So, we’re going to war to save the world’s face? Got it..


82 posted on 09/04/2013 7:19:28 AM PDT by rainee (Her)
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To: Starboard

Ted Cruz is right alongside Rand Paul on this...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3062261/posts


83 posted on 09/04/2013 7:20:34 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Sub-Driver
"First of all, I didn't set a red line,"

"The line in August last year was 'Ruby'. You peasants clearly do not understand 'nuance' at all! You are dismissed from my presence immediately!"


84 posted on 09/04/2013 7:24:00 AM PDT by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was lost but now I'm found; blind but now I see.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I was just reading Breitbart and someone posted the following after an article about Syria that i thought was spot on. Hat tip to Daffyduck:

I don’t think it is the responsibility of our
military to pull Obama’s big mouth out of the
fire. He should learn to keep it shut. He got
us into this mess by acting like he knew
what he was doing, when in fact, he let his
mouth overload his ass. Let him lose
credibility, if he has any. Like Old Kerry once
said, “it’s not worth losing one life for a
mistake” and the mistake was Obama
running his mouth.


85 posted on 09/04/2013 7:24:18 AM PDT by JerseyDvl (Cogito Ergo Doleo Soetoro, ABO and of course FUBO!)
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To: Sub-Driver
I donned my protective clothing and headed over to DU.
Even the moon bats are up in arms about this lie. It is like watching a kicked over termite nest. I need more popcorn.
86 posted on 09/04/2013 7:25:18 AM PDT by Lost Dutchman ("Weep for the future Na'Toth, Weep for us all." (G'Kar-Babylon 5))
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To: Sub-Driver

Another ‘Wag the Dog’

Bill Clinton Bombs an Aspirin Factory

The following are ten articles, in reverse chronological order, about the US cruise missile demolition of a pharmaceuticals factory in Sudan.

from TPDL 2000-Aug-1, from the Associated Press 2000-Jul-31:

Owner of Destroyed Plant To Sue

http://www.mega.nu/ampp/khartoumbomb.html


87 posted on 09/04/2013 7:29:28 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Sub-Driver

It wasn’t me...it was some guy behind a tree.


88 posted on 09/04/2013 7:29:41 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Zathras

The Blues Brothers. A classic.


89 posted on 09/04/2013 7:29:48 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: Rapscallion; massgopguy
THE REPORTERS ARE LAUGHING AT HIM!!!!!!!!

Maybe, but they are STILL covering for him. They have NO shame.

90 posted on 09/04/2013 7:32:39 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: maggief

Agence France-Presse @AFP 41m

EXCLUSIVE: Syria will not give in ‘even if there is WWIII’: minister


The Assad regime and his sect will not surrender. They can’t afford to lose because they will die. Pure and simple, this is a fight to the death for the loyalist forces. The powers that be do not appear to comprehend this. I suppose Assad could jump on a plane to Tehran, but there are a few million that could face death. Unlike the West where the ousted opposition goes on book and lecture tours it means death in the Muslim world.

100k casualties will be a drop in the bucket compared to what will first happen within Syria and then happen in the region. That does not even account for the risk to the West of AQ having stockpiles of WMD. What could possibly go wrong?


91 posted on 09/04/2013 7:50:46 AM PDT by volunbeer (We must embrace austerity or austerity will embrace us)
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To: SeekAndFind
It's called Doublespeak. All that is left is for the Ministry of Information to remove all videos, newspaper articles, etc from existence and then he didn't say it.

It might be a Thoughtcrime for you to even possess the Youtube video. Better get rid of it comrade before you are disappeared.

92 posted on 09/04/2013 7:56:43 AM PDT by saleman
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To: PoloSec

Truly, it wasn't me.... Maybe it was Julie!

93 posted on 09/04/2013 8:05:21 AM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Sub-Driver

” Congresses fault “


94 posted on 09/04/2013 8:06:26 AM PDT by Deetes (God Bless the Troops)
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To: All

This will soon be forgotten, along with the rest of his lies.


95 posted on 09/04/2013 8:07:07 AM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: jersey117
A “whole bunch” of chemical weapons. LOL.

And "players on the ground" crossing a "red line", like it's a football game or something. Childish.
96 posted on 09/04/2013 8:08:42 AM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America shall survive this Obamanation.)
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To: All

The Syria Accountability Act of 2003 says nothing about military action. It’s mostly about Hezbollah and Lebanon and supporting terrorism. This guy is certifiable.. he is the monkey with a grenade.


97 posted on 09/04/2013 8:14:31 AM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“I didn’t say what I said yesterday”

They know the MSM will back them up and rewrite history


98 posted on 09/04/2013 8:17:23 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Sub-Driver

He said red line “in the sand”.


99 posted on 09/04/2013 8:28:07 AM PDT by Freedom of Speech Wins
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To: Sub-Driver

Again, Al Gorebull warming’s invention can be used to document another lie by the head liar of America.

The New York Times


August 20, 2012

Obama Threatens Force Against Syria

By MARK LANDLER

WASHINGTON — President Obama warned Syria on Monday that it would face American military intervention if there were signs that its arsenal of unconventional weapons was being moved or prepared for use. It was Mr. Obama’s first direct threat of force against Syria, as he has resisted being drawn into the bloody 18-month rebellion.

The president’s warning raises the pressure on President Bashar al-Assad, whom Mr. Obama again called on to relinquish power. And it underscores the deepening alarm among American officials that, as Syria sinks further into civil war, its unconventional weapons could be seized by radical forces tied to terrorist groups like Hezbollah or Al Qaeda.

The warning brings Mr. Obama, who has brushed aside calls to impose a no-fly zone or to arm the Syrian rebels, a step closer to direct American engagement. The specter of unconventional weapons being loosed in the heart of the Arab world, he said, would upend his calculation that military intervention would only worsen the situation.

“We cannot have a situation in which chemical or biological weapons are falling into the hands of the wrong people,” Mr. Obama said in response to questions at an impromptu news conference at the White House. “We have been very clear to the Assad regime but also to other players on the ground that a red line for us is, we start seeing a whole bunch of weapons moving around or being utilized.”

“That would change my calculus,” he added. “That would change my equation.”


Oh wait, Obozo liar said change his calculus not draw a red line then.


100 posted on 09/04/2013 8:36:25 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( When feral Islamics are killing each other, stand back and let Allah sort them out!)
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