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Boehner Says He Supports Obama on Syria
NBC Washington ^ | 9/3/13 | NBC Washington

Posted on 09/03/2013 8:43:07 AM PDT by jimbo123

President Barack Obama said Tuesday he was "confident" that Congress would authorize military force against Syria, and stressed that such action would be limited and meant to "degrade" the capabilities of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad. "I'm going to support the president's call for action," House Speaker John Boehner said after meeting with Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell and the heads of key congressional committees also attended the meeting.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; grossincompetence; iran; israel; russia; syria; worldwar3
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To: Dante3

Seems I remember something about Boner and HSBC and money laundering (drug cartels). Wonder if it’s true?


51 posted on 09/03/2013 9:06:45 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: jimbo123

Boehner says he supports military strikes on Syria, because we can not tolerate the use of gas on Syrians. I guess prior to the use of Sarin and probably Mustard gas it was OK with Boehner and Obama to kill over 100,000 Syrians with conventional weapons. What does a Syrian civil war have to do with the security of the US? Are we to become Al Queda’s air force?

If we launch on Syria it will ignite a firestorm in the Middle East.


52 posted on 09/03/2013 9:07:32 AM PDT by Eightball343
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To: jimbo123

As I posted on another thread. Here is my take on it. I think he wants to vote present on the war so he can say “Not Me” the Rep. congress agrees too .
What I think the republicans in the house and senate should is to vote 50% for OBAMAS plan and 50% against it. Then whatever the democrats want will happen. They are going to get their way anyway but this will ensure they own it.
I don’t think Obama wants to bomb Syria but has lost credibility over the Gassing by Assad or whoever did it.
I sure think the Republicans should stay out using the above strategy but don’t think they have the balls to do it.
Obama doesn’t want to own this.


53 posted on 09/03/2013 9:09:25 AM PDT by Hurricane
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To: jimbo123

Yep. It sure is good we elected all those Tea Party advocates.


54 posted on 09/03/2013 9:09:29 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: jimbo123

See my tagline this guy is worthless, and worth less than dirt!


55 posted on 09/03/2013 9:09:53 AM PDT by JSDude1 (Is John Boehner the Neville Chamberlain of American Politics?)
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To: JSDude1

Well Cantor is a YES on Syria now too....wonderful. The GOP Elite can go to hell. Have a look at the front page of Drudge and that tells you where the rest of the country is at.


56 posted on 09/03/2013 9:12:28 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: Dante3
Could Beohner be blackmailed?

They got to John Robersts, why not Boner?

Was John Roberts Blackmailed
57 posted on 09/03/2013 9:14:37 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: jimbo123

58 posted on 09/03/2013 9:21:15 AM PDT by massmike (At the heart of every Paul-bot argument is the fear that someone will keep them from their weed!)
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To: jimbo123
Boehner Says He Supports Obama on Syria

Boehner is a TRAITOR .
He has no problems with Obama sending our servicemen to fight for Al Qaeda .
He has no problem with destroying our economy with Obamacare even though it is nothing more than a tax on all non muslims.
He has no problem with destroying our country with immigration which includes special quotas to further islamize this country by bringing hoards more of them in.
He has no problem with the muslim brotherhood infiltrating our government but huge problems with a conservative who pointed it out (Michele Bachmann)

59 posted on 09/03/2013 9:21:31 AM PDT by Lera (Proverbs 29:2)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I Think many here are being too hard on Boehner over this issue. I am no Boehner fan and hope he gets a viable primary challenger in 2014 because of his lack of a backbone and willingness to fight over the truly important issues like Obamacre and the debt ceiling. However, there are two valid sides to the Syria wmd argument.

Pro attack:
1. US credibility is on the line and that really matters in the Middle east (It was naive of Obama to draw a red line in the sand, but that boat sailed a year ago)
2. Iran may become emboldened if we fail to act.
3. Assad is a petty dictator, human rights violator and war criminal. He deserves anything we do to him.

Con attack:
1.It could cause a wider war in the region. The US could be more deeply drawn in and forced to put American lives on the line.
2. There may be no good guys in the Middle East to support. We don’t want to be AL Qaeda’s air force.
3. The attack will cost US taxpayers money and strain an already strained US Military.

These are just a few of the pros and cons, but the issue is hardly a clear cut one from a Conservative point of view. It is more clear if you are a Libertarian. Of course some would argue it is a ruse and the rebels may have launched the attack. If the intelligence reports are accurate, that issue has been settled.


60 posted on 09/03/2013 9:23:32 AM PDT by Askwhy5times (http://bluegrasspundit.com/)
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To: jimbo123

Hussein really has the goods on Boner, such that Boner can’t fulfill the duties of his job. Ohio needs to recall him.


61 posted on 09/03/2013 9:24:32 AM PDT by Old Yeller (Who am I to judge homosexuals? That's what the Tony Awards are for.)
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To: Askwhy5times
For me, it is entirely clearcut --

On the one hand, we can side with al Qaeda and overthrow one of the last secular leaders in the Middle East, while also angering that leader's close ally, Russia

OR

We can stay out of it.

You may see both sides as roughly equivalent, but I have no difficulty choosing a path.

62 posted on 09/03/2013 9:26:06 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: Eightball343
If we launch on Syria it will ignite a firestorm in the Middle East.

Clown is performing like a Slim Pickins wanna be - all to save face for his stupid red line statement.




63 posted on 09/03/2013 9:27:34 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Askwhy5times

Yours is an interesting perspective, and I appreciate you sharing it. I would like to add something into the mix:

This is all about Russia’s monopoly on European natural gas and the desire of the Arab states to break into that market. It has NOTHING to do with chemical weapons, Iran’s nuke, or the continued existence of Israel.

This is something that Saudi Arabia and its client and satellite states want. We are clearly now a full-on client-state of the Saudi Arabian Empire. They say JUMP and we ask HOW HIGH AND WHEN, SIR.

This may be the reason Obama bowed when meeting the Saudi leaders.

There IS *some* good news that comes out of this, if Russia and China hold their fire and don’t respond to our WWIII provocation:

Now that we are fully a client, satellite-state of the Saudi Arabian Empire, they are likely to spend some of their trillions floating our impossible economy by buying our worthless bonds.

That means we get a few more years before we become a full-on, Max-Max third world shithole.

Me, I’m stocking up and planning a way out.


64 posted on 09/03/2013 9:28:12 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: ChildOfThe60s
Think it’s bad now? See what happens if they are permitted to get the guns. And make no mistake, if allowed, Boner & GOPe will sell us out on 2A.

We all know the answer to that, but it can't be said.
65 posted on 09/03/2013 9:28:30 AM PDT by Old Yeller (Who am I to judge homosexuals? That's what the Tony Awards are for.)
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To: jimbo123
There is no doubt that republican "leaders" are compromised with blackmail curtsey of this administration. There is no way that the opposition party does not listen when 80 to 90% of Americans are saying NO!

Time for them to be replaced.

66 posted on 09/03/2013 9:31:34 AM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: Hurricane
What I think the republicans in the house and senate should is to vote 50% for OBAMAS plan and 50% against it. Then whatever the democrats want will happen.

No! If even one republican votes with them they will say they had bipartisan support for this fiasco.

67 posted on 09/03/2013 9:33:37 AM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: JLAGRAYFOX
Republican caucus: Vote “No”

You seem to be operating under the illusion that anyone in congress is honest. They all seem to be corrupt, wholly-owned subsidiaries of lobbyists. Or at least for sale.

Obama apparently met Boehner's price.

There is no advantage in attacking Syria to anyone except manufacturers of war machinery

68 posted on 09/03/2013 9:37:19 AM PDT by Veto!
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To: ClearCase_guy

I respect your opinion and never claimed the two arguments were equal. To me it isn’t as clear cut. In spite Assad being “one of the last secular leaders in the Middle East,” He is an Iran ally, enemy of Israel and willing to use sarin gas on his own people. he is no choir boy.


69 posted on 09/03/2013 9:38:16 AM PDT by Askwhy5times (http://bluegrasspundit.com/)
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To: Fawn; Blackirish

me too

of course he was going to cave he always caves


70 posted on 09/03/2013 9:40:32 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Lazamataz
This is something that Saudi Arabia and its client and satellite states want. We are clearly now a full-on client-state of the Saudi Arabian Empire. They say JUMP and we ask HOW HIGH AND WHEN, SIR.

Yep. Plain and simple. We'll all be bowing to the sheiks very soon. Well, maybe not me. I'll be confined to my home, wearing a burqa.

71 posted on 09/03/2013 9:41:11 AM PDT by Veto!
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To: All

DUMP the speaker and all who vote with him and the White House. Over 91% of us (We The People) vote NO on this one. It isn’t our business, it isn’t our country, and we should not be in the business of WAR with either side. Let them blow each other up and we will be done with the bastards!!


72 posted on 09/03/2013 9:46:33 AM PDT by cousair
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To: Askwhy5times
There is absolutely no “pro” to attacking Syria and we have no national interest being served in doing so. Let the enemies of America kill one another as often as they wish to and do nothing to stop them. We should never again use Military force unless we declare an all out war, destroy our enemies until they are no more and come back home... no humanitarian aid and no mercy or quarter... and no nation building.
73 posted on 09/03/2013 10:02:51 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: jimbo123
He needs to change his name to John Boar-Tits.

He could not be any more useless.

74 posted on 09/03/2013 10:09:09 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: Mouton

I believe they know something is going to happen and this is all a distraction from something coming our way. Don’t know what but I think it is a big event. Who knows maybe Comet Ison that is coming in November to January is going to have something bad in store for us. OK Flame away. Equip my tinfoil.


75 posted on 09/03/2013 10:30:35 AM PDT by crazydad (Obamamohamed is a traitor)
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To: jimbo123
If there are any doubts that Boehner is in bed with the Democrats they should be erased with his roll over on this particular issue. We have no Republican representation in Washington. We have no Conservative leaders in Washington, D.C. Obamacare is going to be thrust down our throats as the diversion in Syria heats up. I hope we can survive.
76 posted on 09/03/2013 10:44:48 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: vetvetdoug

If there are any doubts that Boehner is in bed with the Democrats they should be erased with his roll over on this particular issue.


Boehner is in bed with K Street not the Dems. The big donors don’t want principled, engaged opposition to the kenyan. They want kick the can down the road deals with these rampaging marxists. So the tan man is doing their bidding on this one just like amnesty, kenyancare, spending, etc., etc. We are seeing once again the total abandonment of Main St. by the beltway GOP.


77 posted on 09/03/2013 11:22:20 AM PDT by lodi90
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