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Obama hints he may abandon Syria strike
The Daily Caller ^ | 6 Sep 13 | Neil Munro

Posted on 09/07/2013 12:34:23 AM PDT by elhombrelibre

President Barack Obama hinted Friday that he might not strike Syria if Congress rejects his authorization request.

“I’m not itching for military action… and if there are good ideas that are worth pursuing, then I’m going to be open to them,” he told one reporter who asked if he was seeking alternatives to a missile strike.

“Are we on a fast track to military action as soon as Congress renders its judgment one way or the other?” the reporter asked Obama, during his morning press conference in St. Petersburg, Russia.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News
KEYWORDS: backtrack; obamateur; syria
Seriously, this is not from THE ONION. How did we ever get so many people to vote for another Jimmy Carter, a mercurial know-nothing in charge of our nation again?
1 posted on 09/07/2013 12:34:23 AM PDT by elhombrelibre
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To: elhombrelibre
No wonder this is falling apart for Obama. Please see the link on how badly this is stacking up for Obama in the House. The votes are not there. It is yet another example of how he's failing in this his most controversial policy yet. These are the fruits of the insanely partisan approach that Obama has pursued since he became a national figure.

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/357859/obama-imploding-house-rich-lowry

2 posted on 09/07/2013 12:39:05 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Obama's policy towards Morsi and the Moslem Brotherhood came from his heart.)
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To: elhombrelibre

The Jimmy Carter of 1977 to 1981 is not exactly the one you see now. He was not a “know-nothing” but instead a graduate of the US Naval Academy and hand-picked by Admiral Hyman Rickover for the highly selective nuclear submarine program. There was no affirmative action that placed him in those boats, unlike our “first black Harvard law journal” editor who NEVER wrote an article for that publication. He wasn’t a good president (over his head) but not like this.


3 posted on 09/07/2013 12:45:34 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: elhombrelibre
Maybe obamma is having second thoughts because it is becoming more and more obvious the rebels are responsible?
4 posted on 09/07/2013 12:45:36 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: elhombrelibre

He was elected through vote fraud. However, because of all the votes he did get there wasn’t much fraud needed.

Now, the question of why did those people vote for him. The voters are dumb but think they’re smart. To prove they’re smart they like to say smart things. The campaign professionals gave Obama smart things to say. The media repeated them so the voters now had smart things they could say. That made them feel good about themselves so they voted for the one who made them feel good. As simple as that.


5 posted on 09/07/2013 12:48:06 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: VerySadAmerican

Well. Barf. That’s so well put and so simple that it just makes me ill that it’s likely also true. And valid.


6 posted on 09/07/2013 12:56:57 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: elhombrelibre

He probably realized that if he launched a war on behalf of al Qaeda, that’s the end of him politically right there. His “coalition” is already falling apart - the wheels are coming off the wagon.


7 posted on 09/07/2013 1:29:16 AM PDT by antiterrorist77
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To: elhombrelibre

Hopefully, some more will see that disagreeing with this clown is ok.


8 posted on 09/07/2013 1:53:44 AM PDT by Palio di Siena
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To: elhombrelibre

If this ass clown was not the President it would be a great theater watching him be revealed as a bumbling idiot. More and more he reminds me of Barney Fife of Mayberry.


9 posted on 09/07/2013 2:15:31 AM 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: elhombrelibre

serious? So you didn’t explore other option before rushing to war?


10 posted on 09/07/2013 2:25:06 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: elhombrelibre

Women and minorities, That’s how.


11 posted on 09/07/2013 2:36:42 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: elhombrelibre

He is what the left accused Bush of being - someone who rushed (or is about to) into war without using diplomacy or allies.


12 posted on 09/07/2013 2:54:54 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Palio di Siena

I see his inability to form a coalition of support the poetic justice he gets for having demagogued the Iraq war with defeatist nonsense, pacifistic claptrap, and situational isolationism. Now, after he savaged everyone else with malicious partisan lies, no one trust his mercurial war plan that lurches all over the place. I do regret that Putin’s gaining traction on the American right because I see him as an even bigger fraud than Obama. I realize some Freepers don’t see how he’s not sincere about anything and is no friend whatsoever to free men anywhere.


13 posted on 09/07/2013 2:59:25 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Obama's policy towards Morsi and the Moslem Brotherhood came from his heart.)
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To: antiterrorist77

I believe he is an islamic operative or at least a dupe under control of one. Not sure which branch of islam, but al quaeda seems likely.

If he/they are concerned that starting this war would make it obvious and they don’t want to do that, it means that this is not the end game. It means they have something bigger and more disastrous for the US that they are waiting to unleash. That is my big worry.

If starting a war by striking Syria was their goal, they’d go for it and not care what happened to Zero. So what is next?


14 posted on 09/07/2013 3:02:04 AM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: elhombrelibre
Obama hints he may abandon Syria strike

Americans shout they want to abandon Obama!

15 posted on 09/07/2013 3:06:23 AM PDT by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I think the poster was talking more in terms of presidential leadership than in terms of other qualities such as military experience, etc.

Yes, Carter served but that doesn't give him a pass on how horrible he was at POTUS.

16 posted on 09/07/2013 3:07:41 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: elhombrelibre

0bama is way outside the norms of diplomacy and I sure hope a few leaders at the G20 told him so. I for one would be very grateful to God if He stayed 0bama’s hand.

There are treaties involved that provide the guidelines on how to handle these things, there are guidelines through the UN and NATO. 0bama’s essential usurpation of world power on the world stage is abhorrent. His impatience with congress and executive orders is one thing, but displaying that same impatience on the world power stage is a whole other matter.

0bama is an egomaniac and has a very serious personality disorder that the Congress needs to address his fitness for duty. Sadly it seems too many around or close to 0bama are in the habit of protecting him. This means one of three things can happen....

1. the controllers continue to control him(all it takes is one bad influencer here to screw this up),

2. 0bama does have a true mental meltdown and is hospitalized under some other health pretenses to hide it, or

3. 0bama goes of the world war deep-end like we are nearly about to witness.

What is really bad is our enemies realize this too and this is why I believe Iran felt powerful enough to threaten 0bama’s family/daughters and other elected officials. They think/know under the right circumstances 0bama can crack.


17 posted on 09/07/2013 3:14:23 AM PDT by EBH (America is not judge, jury, and executioner for the world.)
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To: elhombrelibre
“I’m not itching for military action… and if there are good ideas that are worth pursuing, then I’m going to be open to them,” he told one reporter who asked if he was seeking alternatives to a missile strike.

He's already backing down - good, because I think doing anything in Syria would be a huge mistake. But bad for the US in the long term as our pres__ent has shown himself to the world as a nothing with his legislature having no confidence in him. Our enemies see this and scheme and plot.

18 posted on 09/07/2013 3:45:18 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Rummyfan
My reoccurring thought is that Obama's defeat that's coming in the house is one he's sown. Why? 1) His polarizing partisanship that goes back to his diatribes against Bush. 2) His persistent defeatism when our soldiers were in Iraq and as they've been in Afghanistan. 3) His disdain for any constraints, constitutional or legislative. 4) His arrogance of refusing to explain what it is that is to be done in Syria. 5) His contempt for all the people in the US that actually make the country work. 6) His mercurial flip flopping that is unbecoming of any leader at even the lowest level.

Having said all of that I do think Syria is a huge problem. Assad, in my opinion, will fall. He cannot even buy food anymore and his agricultural sector is not working. There are two million external refugees, and millions more internal to Syria. The FSA was supplanted by al Qaeda when Obama dithered and dallied about helping them. The stocks of chemical weapons he has could fall into al Qaeda's hands, and no one wants to take the risk to secure them. This is a nightmare, most of which Obama has voted "Present" as an approach towards resolving.

19 posted on 09/07/2013 3:53:01 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Obama's policy towards Morsi and the Moslem Brotherhood came from his heart.)
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To: Rummyfan
Reference my comment on Assad not being able to feed his people, see this link.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/international-business/african-and-mideast-business/syria-tenders-fail-raising-doubt-over-assad-ability-to-buy-food/article14071179/

20 posted on 09/07/2013 3:55:02 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Obama's policy towards Morsi and the Moslem Brotherhood came from his heart.)
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To: elhombrelibre

“......How did we ever get so many people to vote for another Jimmy Carter?”.........

It had nothing to do with Jimmy Carter, it was the color of odumbo’s skin that got him the presidency, the dual error came with ZERO’s skills at governing which turned out to be much worse than Carter’s. Simply stated, the rest of us got screwed.


21 posted on 09/07/2013 3:57:27 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: VerySadAmerican
why did those people vote for him

There's that and disgusted conservatives who stayed home. Obama won because the RNC which pulls the strings continually decides it's more important to have a candidate they favor than to win the election. As long as they control the party, they don't need to control the election.

As far as changing his mind now, this is the time anyone smarter than Obama (almost everyone) has a way out. He could say that with new information he received at the summit he has decided that attacking Assad now would have too much risk for WMD getting to terrorists.

22 posted on 09/07/2013 4:00:14 AM PDT by grania
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To: grania

The 2008 GOP primary was stolen with vote fraud...

McCain would have been worse than Obama, it would have put a Republican label on asinine progressivism.


23 posted on 09/07/2013 4:04:43 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: elhombrelibre

I'm not itching for military action...just higher ratings

24 posted on 09/07/2013 4:23:02 AM PDT by BigLittle (Let us not expect the spiritual spring until we first pass through the spiritual winter.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama’s job is to make Carter no longer the worst president in recent history.


25 posted on 09/07/2013 4:24:46 AM PDT by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: elhombrelibre
obama's only red line is a bag of Skittles.
26 posted on 09/07/2013 5:30:40 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: elhombrelibre

Trial ballon failed so the whole thing is off.
What a hack.
Rather than have a public see him loose he takes his ball and goes home.


27 posted on 09/07/2013 5:39:48 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: elhombrelibre

His next step if voted down will be to start blaming Congress for not advancing any ideas but rather just acting as obstructionists. We’ve seen this act already.


28 posted on 09/07/2013 5:43:24 AM PDT by NittanyLion
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To: generally
I believe he is an islamic operative or at least a dupe under control of one.

Psychologically off, as well. This last week has reminded me of the movie version of "The Dead Zone," where Martin Sheen played the part of the psycho potential President. I can almost hear him say, in response to the messenger bearing a diplomatic solution, "the weapons are aloft. God is Great." (Sheen says something different, but you get the idea).

29 posted on 09/07/2013 5:43:38 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: elhombrelibre

Liberal white guilt my friend, plain and simple... the driving desire to turn the corner on race has only exacerbated the issue and installed a blind marxist theoretician to dismantle the constitution... WAKE UP AMERICA!


30 posted on 09/07/2013 5:51:35 AM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Barry’s election TWO times shows you just how naive and stupid 53% of the American people are.


31 posted on 09/07/2013 5:53:07 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: elhombrelibre
Everyone with a 2 digit IQ voted for Obama.

We are watching the natural progression of a democracy with universal suffrage.

32 posted on 09/07/2013 5:55:35 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

At least the Obama worshippers will be outed now.

Thanks elhombrelibre.


33 posted on 09/07/2013 6:16:23 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: elhombrelibre

Motor Voter


34 posted on 09/07/2013 6:21:11 AM PDT by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: elhombrelibre

I’m very grateful if he doesn’t strike Syria, not with the Russian forces set up to retaliate and start WWIII. I won’t criticize him for his VERY FIRST sane decision EVER.


35 posted on 09/07/2013 6:23:55 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: elhombrelibre
This is a nightmare, most of which Obama has voted "Present" as an approach towards resolving.

As he always does.

36 posted on 09/07/2013 7:40:00 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: elhombrelibre

Abandoning any strikes against Syria would be a good thing for him to do, IMHO.


37 posted on 09/07/2013 7:42:32 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: elhombrelibre
The stocks of chemical weapons he has could fall into al Qaeda's hands, and no one wants to take the risk to secure them. This is a nightmare, most of which Obama has voted "Present" as an approach towards resolving.

Before Assad falls, I wish he would do the ultimate damage to Obama and his cronies. Show the world that the chemical weapons he possesses, came from Iraq just before we ousted Saddam. It would vindicate Bush, but more importantly, it would make Obama look like the fool that he is.

38 posted on 09/07/2013 7:48:35 AM PDT by Go Gordon (Barack McGreevey Obama)
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To: PghBaldy

These Bush comparisons just are not working for me.

Bammy wants to bomb Syria because a bunch of Syrians were killed in Syria, by who no one is truly sure of.

Bush took us to war because terrorists killed over 3,000
American citizens on OUR soil.

There is absolutely no correlation between the two situations. The left has allowed the 9/11 attack to be denigrated over time to where the actual horror that occurred on our shores is thought of as little more than a minor police situation. Why Bush allowed this view to come into being is beyond me.

Obama needs to be removed from office at this time. If not, he will have us trading nukes with the Russkies before this is all done.


39 posted on 09/07/2013 8:10:41 AM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: elhombrelibre

And if Obama does back down, America ends up looking like Russia’s female dog. Either way we lose. This is why it is so important to have a Commander in Chief who knows what he is doing.


40 posted on 09/07/2013 9:48:51 AM PDT by Red White and Blue patriot
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To: Red White and Blue patriot

100% agree.


41 posted on 09/07/2013 10:54:33 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Obama's policy towards Morsi and the Moslem Brotherhood came from his heart.)
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