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Obama asks Congress to delay Syria vote
XinHua ^ | 09/10/2013

Posted on 09/10/2013 2:24:08 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama has asked Congress to delay the vote on the resolution authorizing military attack against Syria, in order to give diplomatic process more time to work, media reports quoted senators as saying Tuesday.

Obama's request came during a lunch meeting with Democrats at Capitol Hill. A Senate vote on the military action against Syria " would be delayed until next week, at the earliest," Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin was quoted by Politico as saying after the president's meeting with Senate Democrats.

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin also said Obama wants to determine the "seriousness of the Syrian and the Russian willingness" to get rid of chemical weapons in Syria.

"He wants time to check it out," Levin said.

The United Nations Security Council is reported to hold an emergency closed-door meeting on Syria later Tuesday to discuss Russia's proposal, which asked Syria to "place its chemical weapons stockpiles under international control."

The proposal was met with positive response from Syria. Obama welcomed the proposal later Monday while still harboring skepticism on how Syria will implement it.


TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: congress; obama; syria
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1 posted on 09/10/2013 2:24:08 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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See also here:

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/09/obama-syria-chemical-weapons-proposal-96547.html

Obama wants Congress to delay Syria vote


2 posted on 09/10/2013 2:24:55 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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I’ve been saying all along... there will be no vote.


3 posted on 09/10/2013 2:27:02 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has asked Congress to delay the vote on the resolution authorizing military attack against Syria, in order to give diplomatic process more time to work avoid an historic & humiliating defeat.
4 posted on 09/10/2013 2:28:26 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: SeekAndFind

Isaiah 9
16 For those who guide this people are leading them astray; And those who are guided by them are brought to confusion.


5 posted on 09/10/2013 2:29:06 PM PDT by lurk
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lol please please dont show what an idiot i am , (so later I can take all the credit then criticize congress for not voting..)


6 posted on 09/10/2013 2:29:20 PM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: SeekAndFind

Boehner and McCain will happily to anything Barry wants.


7 posted on 09/10/2013 2:31:25 PM PDT by tips up (Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Must be the second delivery of sarin canisters were held up by rain or fog or something.


8 posted on 09/10/2013 2:32:14 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Who will watch the watchers?)
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And they’ll kiss his butt while doing it.


9 posted on 09/10/2013 2:32:43 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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Obama trying to avoid a put-down by congress while he attempts to spin a win somehow...smh


10 posted on 09/10/2013 2:32:47 PM PDT by Ms. Blunt
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and delay my obamacare a little longer too, for me,...


11 posted on 09/10/2013 2:38:53 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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Ohhhhhh.......Obama’s bribe check finally cleared.


12 posted on 09/10/2013 2:39:58 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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Poor Obama. Borscht - Slapped by Putin with a Borscht Belt.


13 posted on 09/10/2013 2:44:03 PM PDT by So Circumstanced
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Durbin’s not a dick anymore? First time I’ve seen him referred to as Richard. LOL!


14 posted on 09/10/2013 2:45:17 PM PDT by TheRhinelander
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He is still a dick to me.


15 posted on 09/10/2013 2:47:33 PM PDT by bobo1
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To: SeekAndFind

Does this mean his speech tonight is canceled?


16 posted on 09/10/2013 2:55:32 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin also said Obama wants to determine the "seriousness of the Syrian and the Russian willingness" to get rid of chemical weapons in Syria.

The ball is back in Putin and Assad's court. I hope they turn them over before 0bungles or the UN can even assemble an inspection team. Furthermore I hope they turn over massive stockpiles all with "Property of Saddam" labels (so to speak) on them.

17 posted on 09/10/2013 2:55:49 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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Oh yeah, delay the UN vote and congressional vote ‘cause I’m such a bad a** that Russia got Syria to turn over the chem weaps....oh yeah, I’m so effective as a leader....POS


18 posted on 09/10/2013 2:57:21 PM PDT by matginzac
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Remember, this was not the end game - it was only a postponement.

Not today, and not tomorrow, but soon, in a spectacular manner that is not now immediately obvious, the Current Occupant in the White Hut is going to throw out another “Hail Mary” pass - and there will be nobody downfield except the opposition.

Unfortunately, the “opposition” will snatch the ball out of the air and begin running with it - in the wrong direction.

To the great dismay of the crowd.

Have you ever seen a playing field get swarmed by angry fans?


19 posted on 09/10/2013 2:58:37 PM PDT by alloysteel (Those who deny natural climate change are forever doomed to stupidity. AGW is a LIE.)
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To: lurk

Isaiah 18
Zechariah 14


20 posted on 09/10/2013 3:02:42 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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