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US ( Obama ): 'Common-sense test' holds Assad responsible
Houston Chronicle ^ | Sept 8, 2013 | AP

Posted on 09/08/2013 9:09:34 AM PDT by Innovative

The White House asserted Sunday that a "common-sense test" rather than "irrefutable, beyond-a-reasonable-doubt evidence" makes the Syrian government responsible for a chemical weapons attack that President Barack Obama says demands a U.S. military response.

At the same time, chief of staff Denis McDonough acknowledged the risks that military action could drag the U.S. into the middle of a brutal civil war and endanger allies such as Israel with a retaliatory attack.

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1. One would think we need HARD evidence, before going to war, not assumptions that a "common sense test" indicates a reason.

2. The "common sense test" does NOT indicate that Assad is behind the chemical attack -- common sense makes it more likely that the "rebels" used it, to get us to attack Assad and help them. The "rebels" are full of Al Qaeda and associates and they are the ones who have no respect for human life...

1 posted on 09/08/2013 9:09:34 AM PDT by Innovative
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At Zero Hedge - High-Level U.S. Intelligence Officers: Syrian Government Didn’t Launch Chemical Weapons

The Obama administration has selectively used intelligence to justify military strikes on Syria, former military officers with access to the original intelligence reports say, in a manner that goes far beyond what critics charged the Bush administration of doing in the run-up to the 2003 Iraq war.

According to these officers, who served in top positions in the United States, Britain, France, Israel, and Jordan, a Syrian military communication intercepted by Israel’s famed Unit 8200 electronic intelligence outfit has been doctored so that it leads a reader to just the opposite conclusion reached by the original report.

2 posted on 09/08/2013 9:12:16 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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Common-sense test tells me if the White House wants this then it will only hurt America and help Al Quada.


3 posted on 09/08/2013 9:12:47 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Innovative
You would think after running for office on the grounds that his predescessor jumped the gun on invading Iraq, Pres--ent Screwtape would be more circumspect.

'Course, not being Jewish, maybe he's not familiar with circumspection.

Or am I thinking of a different word?

4 posted on 09/08/2013 9:13:59 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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“common-sense test” rather than “irrefutable, beyond-a-reasonable-doubt evidence”

Zero and JFK insist they are ‘confident’ Assad launched the chemical attack. Sounds like they do not have evidence and willing to launch an attack on confidence. How dangerous is that?


5 posted on 09/08/2013 9:17:19 AM PDT by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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“irrefutable, beyond-a-reasonable-doubt evidence”

The more you assert your honesty, the more likely I am to hide my spoons...

I don’t know the source of the quote, or even if I have quoted it correctly, but this is what I am seeing here...


6 posted on 09/08/2013 9:20:12 AM PDT by Paisan
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Common sense and the Obama White House..., not often you hear those two things in one sentence.


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7 posted on 09/08/2013 9:21:06 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (This post coming to you today from behind the Camelskin Curtain. Not the Iron or Bamboo Curtain...)
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Common sense says take out Assad, the Rebels, and support the free army that left Assad. But that would be too much to expect an empty head King Obama to consider.


8 posted on 09/08/2013 9:33:04 AM PDT by Logical me
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“Common sense” dictated piles and piles of gun regulations in response to some horrific but incredibly isolated incidents such that YOU would lose your gun rights.

“Common sense” dictated that the medical system would be upended and ultimately destroyed.

“Common sense” says that an entity that spends more than it takes in will sooner or later go bankrupt.

“Common sense” says that when you load regulation upon regulation and tax upon tax upon productive business, you will lose those productive businesses and thorw more and more people into unemployment.

So this gaggle of creeps we are stuck with having to call “our government” has not the slightest claim to being possessed of common sense. They have no right to use the term as if they have any.


9 posted on 09/08/2013 9:36:50 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: Innovative

democrats don’t have common sense. Common sense would dictate that you would have hard proof before taking action.


11 posted on 09/08/2013 10:01:03 AM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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Common sense dictates that nobama be arrested and imprisoned for his crimes.


12 posted on 09/08/2013 10:06:30 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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I see so its the same as Zimmerman is guilty because he an evil white jew not facts logic


13 posted on 09/08/2013 10:12:29 AM PDT by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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Hmmm. where have I heard something like this before?

“The nature of the evidence is irrelevant; it’s the seriousness of the charge that matters.”


14 posted on 09/08/2013 10:13:44 AM PDT by dfwgator
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"Common sense test" = asking yourself who's going to benefit.

Sorry, doesn't pass that test either!

15 posted on 09/08/2013 10:31:34 AM PDT by The Duke
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"Common sense, man."
16 posted on 09/08/2013 10:35:08 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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Obama's RED LINE takes another unexpected turn.


17 posted on 09/08/2013 11:01:40 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("You bring me the man, I'll find you the crime" - Lavrentiy Beria [and Eric Holder])
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That same “common sense” reasoning would have you, Obama, responsible for our nation's ills. Are you sure you want to go there?
18 posted on 09/08/2013 11:13:08 AM PDT by FreedomOfExpression
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... a “common-sense test” rather than “irrefutable, beyond-a-reasonable-doubt evidence” indicates to me that Obama is not Constitutionally qualified for the office of President.


19 posted on 09/08/2013 11:25:28 AM PDT by SteveH (First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.)
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How about sending some cruise missiles into Chicago to stop the violence there? Same sorta logic for Syria.


20 posted on 09/08/2013 11:31:38 AM PDT by Shark24
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Things are going bad when they have to change their reasoning.
They have gone from, “We have proof!” To “Well, it just makes sense!”


21 posted on 09/08/2013 11:57:50 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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 photo 4026dbfd-6f49-4adb-8647-f47502c745c3_zps3b1977ab.jpg He could use this and the media would get behind it.
22 posted on 09/08/2013 12:19:48 PM PDT by RetSignman (Standing my ground against group think.)
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If there were any common sense among this administration, there would be no advocacy of war-making until such time that there was proof beyond a resonable doubt, at a minimum.

Even the Carter administration would've been ashamed to bring forth an argument as weak as this one. This is the level of audacity that put the poor film-maker in jail!

If they're willing to bring war on a sovereign country with a country like Russia on their side (while none are on ours) on such rationalization, instituting martial law because of a false flag act (they only need deem it belligerent under the NDAA--no recourse from the courts) of some purported "clinger" (read: Conservative) is already within their bounds, whether to stay in power or toward the ends of any other sinister plan they can suck out of their thumbs.

HF

23 posted on 09/08/2013 1:09:23 PM PDT by holden (Alter or abolish it yet?)
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"US ( Obama ): 'Common-sense test' holds Assad responsible."

.... 'Common-sense test' holds that Obama should be impeached immediately.

24 posted on 09/08/2013 2:05:38 PM PDT by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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