Skip to comments.U.S. Senate panel passes authorization for use of military force in Syria by 10-7 vote
Posted on 09/04/2013 12:30:22 PM PDT by maggief
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Voting NO on #Syria resolution: Udall (D-N.M.), Murphy, Risch, Rubio, Johnson, Barrasso, Paul
(+ Menendez - Aye)
Andrea Mitchell @mitchellreports
Senator Tom Udall says he voted no because thinks will lead to wider war full force of international outrage should come down on Russia/China for blocking UN.
I thought McCain’s e-mail was JohnMcCain@Idiot.com ?
funny...Boxer and dickhead durbing voted against authorization for use of force against Iraq:
The real red line...
“ I’M THE PRESIDENT, I GOT ELECTED!”
Great... we'll just commit a little act of war.
Republicans McCain, Corker and Flake voted for the resolution. Democratic Senator Ed Markey voted present.
The Senate might be lost, but we can still hope that any deal can be defeated on the House floor.
Let the blood be on this administration’s hands. The American people were against this disaster.
Time to stock up on wet wipes, ramen and lots of ammo.
This ratio...if it holds in the full Senate, isn't enough to overcome a filibuster..
Mr. McCain had insisted the resolution state that U.S. policy is to “change the momentum’’ in the war. An amendment which added that language, sponsored by Mr. McCain and Sen. Chris Coons (D., Del.), also called for an increase in U.S. efforts to provide lethal and non-lethal support for vetted elements of the Syrian rebel opposition.
NOPE “No Blood for Al-Queda”!
The American people are indeed against this disaster and healthcare disaster and common core disaster and immigration disaster.....ya get the feeling it doesn’t matter what we think?
The two McCain amendments to that effect, co-sponsored by Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE), change the non-binding Statement of Policy in the resolution to say:
It is the policy of the United States to change the momentum on the battlefield in Syria so as to create favorable conditions for a negotiated settlement that ends the conflict and leads to a democratic government in Syria.
The amendments point to degrading the Assad regime's chemical weapons capability and the arming of Syrian opposition as means of reversing the situation on the ground in Syria, where the Assad regime is generally considered to be winning.
The language appears to address McCain's concerns about the resolution that he voiced Wednesday morning when he said he would not support the resolution as it was then written. McCain has consistently said he supports further U.S. intervention in Syria to topple Assad.
The White House has repeatedly said that its goal with military intervention is not “regime change.”
and so here we are hung on his own petard....
Did Babs volunteer to be the first one in Syria?
Of course the Senate would. It’s democrat territory.
It’s “Bush, The Search for WMD - Another Faith-based Initiative” democrat, peace-nik front-liners.
These are the peace-lovers, the peace-niks: “War is a registered trademark of the Bush administration an unholy owned subsidiary of corporate America”
They believe in power, not peace.
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