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Obama demands Congress clarifiy U.S. military intervention in Syria and beyond
Washington Post ^ | 9/6/2013 | By Scott Wilson

Posted on 09/06/2013 5:06:07 PM PDT by tobyhill

There was a moment Friday when the leader of the free world explained the awe and sympathy his job provokes among colleagues.

At the end of a Group of 20 summit in Russia, President Obama recounted a recent conversation he had had with another head of state, as the question of whether the United States would soon attack Syria loomed over the gathering.

“I’m a small country, and nobody expects me to do anything about chemical weapons around the world,” Obama quoted his fellow leader as saying. “They know I have no capacity to do something, and it’s tough because people do look to the United States.”

Then, shifting to his own voice, Obama said: “And the question for the American people is, ‘Is that a responsibility that we’re willing to bear?’ ”

At the heart of Obama’s parable about the burdens of power is the reason why a second-term president has suddenly turned to an unpredictable, unruly and often-hostile Congress for a decision on war.

He wants an answer to his question: What, after nearly a dozen years of war, is the country willing to bear? Obama appears willing, so far, to risk a severe setback to his presidential prestige to get an answer, even if it turns out to be — as seems quite possible — that the country will not support even a limited military intervention in Syria’s civil war.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cowboyobama; cowboypresident; dnc4alqaeda; obama4alqaeda; obama4mb; obama4terrorism; policeman; policemanoftheworld
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"demands"?
1 posted on 09/06/2013 5:06:07 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill
Obama makes up a story and it's supposed to impress me?!
2 posted on 09/06/2013 5:08:03 PM PDT by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: tobyhill

obamaumao demands Congress do this— HOW about HE starts doing this in his chaotic make it up policy is running its course.


3 posted on 09/06/2013 5:08:22 PM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: tobyhill

Pharoh Obama I: So let it be written so let it be done...


4 posted on 09/06/2013 5:09:27 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: tobyhill

f obama


5 posted on 09/06/2013 5:09:51 PM PDT by tje
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To: tobyhill

What possible “small country” leader would ever get obamaumao’s ear like that at the G20 meeting. Back this up and someone find out who he spent time speaking to — this sounds quite contrived.. the community organizer’s way of getting the community to decide to be the worlds chem war policemen. the “arent’ you ashamed” tone makes one sick.


6 posted on 09/06/2013 5:10:45 PM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: tobyhill

Fake conversation.

Fake example.

Fake President.

And the answer to the question is “NO! Someone else can fix the world. 70 years is enough.”

FUBO.


7 posted on 09/06/2013 5:12:06 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: tobyhill

FUBO, POSOTUS
FUCONgress


8 posted on 09/06/2013 5:16:26 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: tobyhill
"Small" country?

Grand Fenwick?

9 posted on 09/06/2013 5:16:36 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: tobyhill

Sounds ans smells like bull poop to me.

Obama should have said, “little country, we know you are little, but you can surely pony up something to help. After all, what the hell are you doing at the G-20? You should never say you have a problem with chemical weapons unless you are willing to use some of your own blood and treasure to back up your beliefs. Americans have been fighting and dying for years now. Doing the work that others are not willing to do. Stand up and be a man. Help out or just go sit down in the kitchen”.


10 posted on 09/06/2013 5:16:40 PM PDT by dforest
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To: All
It's not for Da’ Prez to demand congress authorize war, it's for congress to demand Da’ Prez for justified reasons.
11 posted on 09/06/2013 5:16:53 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill
Obama demands Congress clarifiy U.S. military intervention in Syria

Huh?
12 posted on 09/06/2013 5:17:36 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: tobyhill
...What a boot-licking article from the ComPost folks...

... an unpredictable, unruly and often-hostile Congress ...
...the country will not support even a limited military intervention in Syria’s civil war...

C'mon you American hicks, you won't even support a measly piddling limited military intervention? What is wrong with you folks?? Can't you unwashed proles get behind our wonderful pResident riding upon his skittles pooping unicorn?

13 posted on 09/06/2013 5:17:47 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: tobyhill

...it should not surprise anyone...half his votes as a senator he called in.......he only attends 47% of his security meetings...it took him 42 days to respond to the BP oil spill....NOW he backs away and blames others for HIS red line comments....and it looks like he’s getting ready to bail on his big bad warning shot.....HE’S A SLACKER THAT HAS ALWAYS BEEN A SLACKER...his handler Mama Jarrett is puling all sorts of media strings to save his muslim a$$


14 posted on 09/06/2013 5:17:59 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: colorado tanker
"Small" country?

Grand Fenwick?

Freedonia...


15 posted on 09/06/2013 5:18:41 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: El Cid
An authorization doesn't limit the use of force Obama could use.
16 posted on 09/06/2013 5:22:26 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill
Uyghur, PLEASE!

Trying to pull of a Clintonian lie? I don't think so....

17 posted on 09/06/2013 5:22:39 PM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: tobyhill
So isn't this what the UN is for?

If not, kick the UN out.

18 posted on 09/06/2013 5:22:48 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: tobyhill

Isn’t that called “exceptionalism”?

Didn’t Barry spend the first 4 years of his presidency going around the world apologizing for those who believed in that?


19 posted on 09/06/2013 5:22:53 PM PDT by silverleaf (Going to war without the French is like going hunting without an accordion.)
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To: tobyhill

What a feckless weasel. Congress provides authorization for the “commander in chief”, As commander he get to figure out the rest.


20 posted on 09/06/2013 5:22:56 PM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: John S Mosby

He surely made that up. Sounds like the tug-at-heartstrings BS that the pols spew to score emotional points. “And then there was Aquanetta - single mother, factory worker on the graveyard shift - struggling to pay the bills on time and wondering what I was going to do to ensure that her young son would have health care, a roof over his head and an Obamaphone...”


21 posted on 09/06/2013 5:27:01 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: tobyhill

Obama can take his “demands” and stuff them where the sun doesn’t shine.

Now to be honest, at this point, I don’t care what the issue is, I will NEVER support Obama or his merry band of queers/democrats.


22 posted on 09/06/2013 5:32:13 PM PDT by Gator113
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To: DakotaGator

Did the kenyan get a quote from bob gephart’s daddy too? This rat schtick is so old and moldy that it stinks.


23 posted on 09/06/2013 5:35:36 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Ezekiel

and a set of 20’s for his Escalade... don’t forget.


24 posted on 09/06/2013 5:38:12 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: tobyhill
“I’m a small country, and nobody expects me to do anything about chemical weapons around the world,” Obama quoted his fellow leader as saying. “They know I have no capacity to do something, and it’s tough because people do look to the United States.”

Anyone believe this? Anyone at all? This lying sack of bovine excrement just loves to trot out variations of this "people tell me confidentially" schtick, but it's a lie, you know it's a lie, he knows it's a lie, but it's the kind of lie that nobody an ever disprove so nobody calls him on it.

This seriously frosts my shorts. Someone, somewhere needs to tell that puked-faced, weasel tongued lame excuse for a pseudo human being that he needs new material.

25 posted on 09/06/2013 5:41:08 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: John S Mosby

If I remember correctly, Obama said North Korea and Iran were small Countries and were no threat to the United States.

I don’t think he mentioned Syria though.


26 posted on 09/06/2013 5:43:33 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Liberal Democrats = Communists. RINO Republicans = Communist Sympathizers.)
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To: tobyhill

Uhhh, isn’t that the CABINET’s job? SECDEF, SadsackSTATE, National Security “advisor”? My God, how did this get so far? What an incompetent boob.


27 posted on 09/06/2013 5:44:41 PM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: tobyhill

We should crack down *HARD* on the users of NBC.

Trouble is, that Obama has little to no credibility, re proof of *who actually is the user.*

Bush also lacked proof, but Bush was able to use more leverage of Bush’s own credibility, that at the time, ranked higher than Obama’s does now.

So Obama is stuck with *proving,* Who dunnit?

With *proof* that several countries agree is sufficient, then there may be the just cause.

Right now, there is mostly just tragedy, and we’d like to *not* have more tragedy piled on ... and later discovering that, “the weapons of mass destruction *w-e-r-e* here?”


28 posted on 09/06/2013 5:49:34 PM PDT by First_Salute (May God save our democratic-republican government, from a government by judiciary.)
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To: tobyhill
Wasn't he some sort of Constitutional professor?

If so, then he should know his role as president without having to demand anything of Congress.

29 posted on 09/06/2013 5:50:48 PM PDT by Slyfox (Without the Right to Life, all other rights are meaningless.)
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To: tobyhill

I have no trouble bearing the responsibility for not helping Al Qaeda kill Assad and then starting genocide against Christians.

Only a fellow Brotherhood Muslim would even worry about it.


30 posted on 09/06/2013 5:56:23 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: tobyhill

100,000 have been killed
1,000 by gas, and we don’t know for sure where that gas came from.

I don’t believe anything Obama says, nor his hand picked intelligence, I believe even less what Kerry says. I watched as Hillary got 4 people killed and lied about it.
I still believe Obama got 20 SEALS killed in a deal for Bin Laden.
I actually have a hard time believing that McCain Graham and Boehner are all in to bomb the shit out of the country and don’t care what they bomb.


31 posted on 09/06/2013 6:01:23 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: John S Mosby

It wasn’t a real country, but a composite of small countries.


32 posted on 09/06/2013 6:08:45 PM PDT by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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To: tobyhill

I’ll clarify it for Obama, how about HE GOES TO SYRIA and our soldiers stay safe at home.


33 posted on 09/06/2013 6:14:00 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: tobyhill
I’m a small country

I can't imagine any national leader talking like that.

34 posted on 09/06/2013 6:19:52 PM PDT by Moorings
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To: Venturer
I didn't do it. Its not my fault. You got nothin on me. Somebody else did it. I was golfing. I have an alibi, The world did it....


35 posted on 09/06/2013 6:21:17 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: tobyhill

Oh so now Obama wants the Congress to set U.S. policy? What the Frack does this A**hat actually do but go on vacation, play golf, basketball and play with Reggie’s **lls? He doesn’t want to be responsible for anything or take the blame for his F***kups. Now he apparently wants to abdicate his responsibility to set policy to Congress. Why doesn’t he just resign and go on perpetual vacation, not only America but the whole world would be better off.


36 posted on 09/06/2013 6:21:27 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: tobyhill

Really?

LOL!

This is your big idea. You define the goals and parameters.


37 posted on 09/06/2013 6:25:03 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: tobyhill

I don’t know. The Democrats are going too easy on this. There’s something else going on.


38 posted on 09/06/2013 6:32:11 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Feckless

“Uyghur, PLEASE!”

Oh my gosh bra ha ha ha ha ha!


39 posted on 09/06/2013 6:49:28 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: DakotaGator

it was an interesting speech till I found south park was on the comedy channel


40 posted on 09/06/2013 6:53:20 PM PDT by 1st Division guy
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To: DakotaGator

Good post. I don’t believe Obama. He makes up stories and anecdotes all the time. Heck, he told people he and his mom went from Hawaii to the Continental US to ride Greyhound or something.


41 posted on 09/06/2013 7:25:48 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: exit82
Maybe it was a composite conversation with a composite leader of a composite country like all the white girlfriends in Maraniss' book about him.

Simply stared Mr. Obama, you've squandered all of the trust and prestige that your office automatically carries with it. You're a proven liar so why should I believe anything you're telling me now? America's credibility is at stake? Really? No it is not, damn you to hell.

This son of a bitch just may get us all killed before it's over

42 posted on 09/06/2013 7:27:28 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Indeed!


43 posted on 09/06/2013 7:51:01 PM PDT by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: 1st Division guy

LOL!


44 posted on 09/06/2013 7:51:56 PM PDT by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: Rightwing Conspiratr1

Like his composite non-existent girlfriend in college. His reality is bad enough.


45 posted on 09/06/2013 7:52:59 PM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: PghBaldy
Your; "I don’t believe Obama. He makes up stories and anecdotes all the time."

It's like watching a child lying to cover up for his lies!

46 posted on 09/06/2013 7:55:15 PM PDT by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: Mastador1

I thought this whole thing was his idea.


47 posted on 09/06/2013 8:53:28 PM PDT by virgil
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To: virgil

Yup his idea but he doesn’t want any responsibility so he wants to dump it all on the Republican led Congress. Give him a couple of days and he’ll claim it was all Congress’s idea to begin with.


48 posted on 09/06/2013 9:05:19 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: DakotaGator
Obama is feeling sorry for himself. He has been placed in charge of the world's lone superpower. In essence, he has been given the keys to a Ferrari and he is complaining. I can't imagine any other American President speaking like this. Hell, his job has been easy compared to many Presidents. What an a$$hole.

The article is a piece of crap.

49 posted on 09/06/2013 9:11:05 PM PDT by kabar
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To: DakotaGator
te: Your; "I don’t believe Obama. He makes up stories and anecdotes all the time."

He must keep his lies within his head. He must keep them abstract and unprovable. A leader of a small country....that could be true, but there is no name, no way to verify....therefore it remains abstract. Once he enters reality, he finds the ground shifting immediately. He becomes vassal. He becomes uncertain. Have you ever noticed how he, (not on teleprompter) begins to string out his words.....aaaaaaaaaaaand...........buuuuuuuuut...........sooooooooo. The flow of the worlds greatest orator becomes less than that of the practiced obama.

His is a life predicated on lies. Everything about him is a lie. He lies when the truth fits better. Why does he do this? He knows that if the truth were laid bare he would truly be an emperor with no clothes.

And just once,, Just once......I would like to see him coming off of that airplane, trotting down with his fisted hands bobbing up and down, like he cannot get completely separated from the shuck-and-jive of Motown,.....just once I would like to see him take a header.......full face into that stairway......just once.

50 posted on 09/06/2013 9:22:55 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter
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