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Buck McKeon calls White House request to repeal Iraq use of force 'a joke'
The Washington Examiner ^ | 7/25/14

Posted on 07/27/2014 8:26:42 PM PDT by roses of sharon

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon didn't pull any punches Friday in his response to the Obama administration's request that Congress repeal the 2002 law authorizing the use of military force in Iraq.

In a statement, McKeon, R-Calif., who's retiring at the end of this year, said he thought the letter sent earlier in the day to House Speaker John Boehner from national security adviser Susan Rice was a joke.

He said:

Obama Administration officials are warning us daily that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is ‘worse than al-Qaeda' and an extreme threat to the American people. The American people aren't worried that the President will send the military back to Iraq. They're worried about a deadly terrorist state that can hit us from Wall Street to Main Street. They're worried that this President refuses to do anything, at anytime, in any way, to stop the flood of national security crises that are popping up around the globe.

Why on earth is the President’s national security adviser pleading with Congress to help build Americans' confidence that the President will not confront a clear and present danger to the United States? He needs no help there. Where is her plan to stop this looming threat? Where is her request for additional intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance assets to monitor the situation? Why isn’t she over here, building support to stop a common enemy? Why is she fighting Congress instead of ISIS? Why on earth is she refighting the 2003 Iraq War in 2014?

This isn’t just absurd. We’re past absurd. This is dangerous. This Administration is fiddling while the world burns, and now they’re demanding Congress play with them.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: nationalsecurityfail
The Kenyan makes his next move.
1 posted on 07/27/2014 8:26:42 PM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: roses of sharon

The White House request makes no sense other than to provide cover for Omoeba’s disregard for the safety of Western Civ.

2 posted on 07/27/2014 8:42:12 PM PDT by gasport (President Omoeba needs to evolve a spine)
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To: gasport

Makes sense from a fanatical Islamic Muslim brotherhood point of view

3 posted on 07/27/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: roses of sharon
The Kenyan makes his next move.

His underlings and stooges make the next move. They make all the moves while 0Zero is playing golf or basketball w Reggie or flying around fund raising

4 posted on 07/27/2014 8:50:17 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: gasport

Christian genocide?
Sorry can’t help.
Congress won’t let me... oops, I mean, here pass this congress so I can say I can’t help and then blame it on you.

Jewish genocide?
Not a word until Israel fights back... then it’s... hey, stop that.

Maybe Michelle can help help him come up with a hash tag campaign.

Or my fave... men

5 posted on 07/27/2014 8:51:16 PM PDT by BlueNgold (Have we crossed the line from Govt. in righteous fear of the People - to a People in fear of Govt??)
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To: dennisw

“His underlings and stooges make the next move.”

Don’t you also believe that he is simply an underling and a stooge?

I think it has been obvious since before the 2008 election.

He simply does what he is told to do - via ValJar - his handler.

6 posted on 07/28/2014 1:50:58 AM PDT by ChicagahAl (Don't blame me. I voted for Sarah.)
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To: roses of sharon

Rice is an insane liar and a member of the political class from Washington DC.

She is absolutely the most unqualified person to ever serve as the NSA and is, as the Congressman said, a JOKE.

“Rice was born in Washington, D.C.,[5] to Emmett J. Rice (1919–2011), Cornell University economics professor and the second black governor of the Federal Reserve System;[5] and education policy scholar Lois (née Dickson) Fitt, currently at the Brookings Institution.[6] Her maternal grandparents were Jamaican.[7] Her parents divorced during her youth.[citation needed] She is not related to former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

Rice was a three-sport athlete, student council president, and valedictorian at National Cathedral School in Washington, D.C., a private girls’ day school.[8] She played point guard in basketball and directed the offense, acquiring the nickname Spo, short for “Sportin’”.[8]


7 posted on 07/28/2014 2:02:53 AM PDT by Rome2000
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To: roses of sharon
Iz Lame animals slaughtering their way through Iraq and Syria?

His Majesty Barry asks Congress to have the US officially assume the fetal position.

Makes perfect sense in light of His Majesty's goals.

8 posted on 07/28/2014 5:25:09 AM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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