Skip to comments.Sen. Corker predicts Obama will take military action against Syria (Yet ANOTHER Hussein war?)
Posted on 08/25/2013 7:30:54 AM PDT by Libloather
Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) predicted Sunday the U.S. will take military action against Syria.
Corker, the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he had been in discussions with the administration, and that he believed it would ask Congress for authorization to take military action.
Corker suggested the action would be limited to air strikes and that U.S. forces should not be involved on the ground.
"I think we will respond in a surgical way and I hope the president as soon as we get back to Washington will ask for authorization from Congress to do something in a very surgical and proportional way, something that gets their attention that causes them to understand we're not going to put up with this kind of activity," Corker said on Fox News.
He also said he believed reports of chemical weapons use by the Syrian government this week were real.
"This was real, this was not contrived," Corker said.
Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), speaking on the same program, advocated the use of surgical air strikes on Syria.
"I think we have to respond," said Engel.
"I certainly would do cruise missile strikes," he added.
Corker said it was possible the administration would act before Congress returns to Washington in two weeks.
But he said Congress should provide authorization for any actions.
"Congress has had a pass on these kind of activities for a long time," he said. "I think it's time for us to step up."
ULTRA commie - could blow up your computer - Bill Ayers: Obama should be put on trial for war crimes
Another excuse by this Kenyan buggerer to murder more Americans.
A republican promising real restraint toward war would have very wide appeal. Conservatives are tired of endless and pointless wars and democrats have recognized that their party is even more willing to expend the blood and money of others than the GOP.
and to waste U.S. treasure
He and his fellow leftist gangstas want to see our nation brought down to everyone else’s level.
Obama didn't ask for Congressional approval to intervene in Libya. Obama wants to share the blame. He knows the majority of the American people are against it.
Senator Corker is another Republican fool. The United States has no strategic or even moral reason to involve itself in Middle East War. The Syrian ‘rebels’ are not ‘good guys.’ They are Islamists and Al Qaeda. And they kill Christians, whom Assad always protected. Pity the remnant Christians in the Middle East.
Look at the strategic results of Obama’s middle east policies:
Iraq: an emerging civil war.
Egypt: everyone hates us.
There must be an alternative so we can rid ourselves of fools like Corker.
Corker has really turned out to be a corker, hasn’t he?
He is about as Conservative as LaMar Alexander yet another Volunteer State asshat.
I hope he does it, that way he could possibly become the first US president to win 2 Nobel peace prizes during his term
The Saudis and Iran fighting proxy war in Syria, looks like petro dollars are at stake if we do not support the Saudi war in Syria. We are between a rock and a very hard spot here. I say stay out of the war and let the chips (US Dollar) fall where they may.
There was an alternative, but you got rid of him.
Before Corker got the GOP Chair on the foreign relations committee, the chairmanship was held for a long time Richard Lugar, who also happens to oppose intervening in Syria. And as it was Lugar had also been opposed to intervening in Libya.
The NeoCons tried for a long time to get Lugar out of the chair but never could, so they spent a lot of money defeating him in the primary, after which the Dem won the general election, and Corker was next in seniority for the chairmanship.
We are still talking about this now here in late August, but On May 22 the Senate Foreign Relations Committee actually took a vote on whether or not to intervene in Syria. Fifteen votes to intervene and 3 votes against intervening.
The 15 yes votes were dems and GOPers and the 3 no votes were 2 dems and 1 GOP.
The vote was along foreign policy doctrines lines.
Voting yes were republican Realists, Democrat Realists, NeoCon Republicans, and Liberal Interventionist Democrats.
Voting no were two antiwar pacifists democrats(Wyden and Udall) plus the right wing isolationist Randy Paul. Then these three would later be joined by another isolationist, Republican Senator Mike Lee, to introduce legislation into the Senate that opposed intervening in Syria.
As for Obama, he never wanted to intervene in Syria and for a long time the Realists were opposed to intervening, but gradually many/most of the Realists shifted and now support intervening. Obama was able to hide behind the Realists for a long time but when they shifted to supporting intervention, Obama has no place to hide and will be forced to intervene. The only question is to what degree will he intervene.
Always a republican to take the fall for these POS democrats.