Skip to comments.Boehner Says He Supports Obama on Syria
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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Seems I remember something about Boner and HSBC and money laundering (drug cartels). Wonder if it’s true?
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.
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 dont 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 dont think they have the balls to do it.
Obama doesnt want to own this.
Yep. It sure is good we elected all those Tea Party advocates.
See my tagline this guy is worthless, and worth less than dirt!
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
Hussein really has the goods on Boner, such that Boner can’t fulfill the duties of his job. Ohio needs to recall him.
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
We can stay out of it.
You may see both sides as roughly equivalent, but I have no difficulty choosing a path.
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 dont 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, Im stocking up and planning a way out.
Time for them to be replaced.
No! If even one republican votes with them they will say they had bipartisan support for this fiasco.
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
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.
of course he was going to cave he always caves
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.
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!!
He could not be any more useless.
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.
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.