Skip to comments.Obama demands Congress clarifiy U.S. military intervention in Syria and beyond
Posted on 09/06/2013 5:06:07 PM PDT by tobyhill
There was a moment Friday when the leader of the free world explained the awe and sympathy his job provokes among colleagues.
At the end of a Group of 20 summit in Russia, President Obama recounted a recent conversation he had had with another head of state, as the question of whether the United States would soon attack Syria loomed over the gathering.
Im a small country, and nobody expects me to do anything about chemical weapons around the world, Obama quoted his fellow leader as saying. They know I have no capacity to do something, and its tough because people do look to the United States.
Then, shifting to his own voice, Obama said: And the question for the American people is, Is that a responsibility that were willing to bear?
At the heart of Obamas parable about the burdens of power is the reason why a second-term president has suddenly turned to an unpredictable, unruly and often-hostile Congress for a decision on war.
He wants an answer to his question: What, after nearly a dozen years of war, is the country willing to bear? Obama appears willing, so far, to risk a severe setback to his presidential prestige to get an answer, even if it turns out to be as seems quite possible that the country will not support even a limited military intervention in Syrias civil war.
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obamaumao demands Congress do this— HOW about HE starts doing this in his chaotic make it up policy is running its course.
Pharoh Obama I: So let it be written so let it be done...
What possible “small country” leader would ever get obamaumao’s ear like that at the G20 meeting. Back this up and someone find out who he spent time speaking to — this sounds quite contrived.. the community organizer’s way of getting the community to decide to be the worlds chem war policemen. the “arent’ you ashamed” tone makes one sick.
And the answer to the question is “NO! Someone else can fix the world. 70 years is enough.”
Sounds ans smells like bull poop to me.
Obama should have said, “little country, we know you are little, but you can surely pony up something to help. After all, what the hell are you doing at the G-20? You should never say you have a problem with chemical weapons unless you are willing to use some of your own blood and treasure to back up your beliefs. Americans have been fighting and dying for years now. Doing the work that others are not willing to do. Stand up and be a man. Help out or just go sit down in the kitchen”.
... an unpredictable, unruly and often-hostile Congress ...
...the country will not support even a limited military intervention in Syrias civil war...
C'mon you American hicks, you won't even support a measly piddling limited military intervention? What is wrong with you folks?? Can't you unwashed proles get behind our wonderful pResident riding upon his skittles pooping unicorn?
...it should not surprise anyone...half his votes as a senator he called in.......he only attends 47% of his security meetings...it took him 42 days to respond to the BP oil spill....NOW he backs away and blames others for HIS red line comments....and it looks like he’s getting ready to bail on his big bad warning shot.....HE’S A SLACKER THAT HAS ALWAYS BEEN A SLACKER...his handler Mama Jarrett is puling all sorts of media strings to save his muslim a$$
Trying to pull of a Clintonian lie? I don't think so....
If not, kick the UN out.
Isn’t that called “exceptionalism”?
Didn’t Barry spend the first 4 years of his presidency going around the world apologizing for those who believed in that?
What a feckless weasel. Congress provides authorization for the “commander in chief”, As commander he get to figure out the rest.
He surely made that up. Sounds like the tug-at-heartstrings BS that the pols spew to score emotional points. “And then there was Aquanetta - single mother, factory worker on the graveyard shift - struggling to pay the bills on time and wondering what I was going to do to ensure that her young son would have health care, a roof over his head and an Obamaphone...”
Obama can take his “demands” and stuff them where the sun doesn’t shine.
Now to be honest, at this point, I don’t care what the issue is, I will NEVER support Obama or his merry band of queers/democrats.
Did the kenyan get a quote from bob gephart’s daddy too? This rat schtick is so old and moldy that it stinks.
and a set of 20’s for his Escalade... don’t forget.
Anyone believe this? Anyone at all? This lying sack of bovine excrement just loves to trot out variations of this "people tell me confidentially" schtick, but it's a lie, you know it's a lie, he knows it's a lie, but it's the kind of lie that nobody an ever disprove so nobody calls him on it.
This seriously frosts my shorts. Someone, somewhere needs to tell that puked-faced, weasel tongued lame excuse for a pseudo human being that he needs new material.
If I remember correctly, Obama said North Korea and Iran were small Countries and were no threat to the United States.
I don’t think he mentioned Syria though.
Uhhh, isn’t that the CABINET’s job? SECDEF, SadsackSTATE, National Security “advisor”? My God, how did this get so far? What an incompetent boob.
We should crack down *HARD* on the users of NBC.
Trouble is, that Obama has little to no credibility, re proof of *who actually is the user.*
Bush also lacked proof, but Bush was able to use more leverage of Bush’s own credibility, that at the time, ranked higher than Obama’s does now.
So Obama is stuck with *proving,* Who dunnit?
With *proof* that several countries agree is sufficient, then there may be the just cause.
Right now, there is mostly just tragedy, and we’d like to *not* have more tragedy piled on ... and later discovering that, “the weapons of mass destruction *w-e-r-e* here?”
If so, then he should know his role as president without having to demand anything of Congress.
I have no trouble bearing the responsibility for not helping Al Qaeda kill Assad and then starting genocide against Christians.
Only a fellow Brotherhood Muslim would even worry about it.
100,000 have been killed
1,000 by gas, and we don’t know for sure where that gas came from.
I don’t believe anything Obama says, nor his hand picked intelligence, I believe even less what Kerry says. I watched as Hillary got 4 people killed and lied about it.
I still believe Obama got 20 SEALS killed in a deal for Bin Laden.
I actually have a hard time believing that McCain Graham and Boehner are all in to bomb the shit out of the country and don’t care what they bomb.
It wasn’t a real country, but a composite of small countries.
I’ll clarify it for Obama, how about HE GOES TO SYRIA and our soldiers stay safe at home.
I can't imagine any national leader talking like that.
Oh so now Obama wants the Congress to set U.S. policy? What the Frack does this A**hat actually do but go on vacation, play golf, basketball and play with Reggie’s **lls? He doesn’t want to be responsible for anything or take the blame for his F***kups. Now he apparently wants to abdicate his responsibility to set policy to Congress. Why doesn’t he just resign and go on perpetual vacation, not only America but the whole world would be better off.
This is your big idea. You define the goals and parameters.
I don’t know. The Democrats are going too easy on this. There’s something else going on.
Oh my gosh bra ha ha ha ha ha!
it was an interesting speech till I found south park was on the comedy channel
Good post. I don’t believe Obama. He makes up stories and anecdotes all the time. Heck, he told people he and his mom went from Hawaii to the Continental US to ride Greyhound or something.
Simply stared Mr. Obama, you've squandered all of the trust and prestige that your office automatically carries with it. You're a proven liar so why should I believe anything you're telling me now? America's credibility is at stake? Really? No it is not, damn you to hell.
This son of a bitch just may get us all killed before it's over
Like his composite non-existent girlfriend in college. His reality is bad enough.
It's like watching a child lying to cover up for his lies!
I thought this whole thing was his idea.
Yup his idea but he doesn’t want any responsibility so he wants to dump it all on the Republican led Congress. Give him a couple of days and he’ll claim it was all Congress’s idea to begin with.
The article is a piece of crap.
He must keep his lies within his head. He must keep them abstract and unprovable. A leader of a small country....that could be true, but there is no name, no way to verify....therefore it remains abstract. Once he enters reality, he finds the ground shifting immediately. He becomes vassal. He becomes uncertain. Have you ever noticed how he, (not on teleprompter) begins to string out his words.....aaaaaaaaaaaand...........buuuuuuuuut...........sooooooooo. The flow of the worlds greatest orator becomes less than that of the practiced obama.
His is a life predicated on lies. Everything about him is a lie. He lies when the truth fits better. Why does he do this? He knows that if the truth were laid bare he would truly be an emperor with no clothes.
And just once,, Just once......I would like to see him coming off of that airplane, trotting down with his fisted hands bobbing up and down, like he cannot get completely separated from the shuck-and-jive of Motown,.....just once I would like to see him take a header.......full face into that stairway......just once.