Skip to comments.Obama hints he may abandon Syria strike
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.
Im not itching for military action and if there are good ideas that are worth pursuing, then Im 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.
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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.
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.
Well. Barf. That’s so well put and so simple that it just makes me ill that it’s likely also true. And valid.
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.
Hopefully, some more will see that disagreeing with this clown is ok.
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.
serious? So you didn’t explore other option before rushing to war?
Women and minorities, That’s how.
He is what the left accused Bush of being - someone who rushed (or is about to) into war without using diplomacy or allies.
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.
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?
Americans shout they want to abandon Obama!
Yes, Carter served but that doesn't give him a pass on how horrible he was at POTUS.
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.
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.
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.
“......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.
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.
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.
I'm not itching for military action...just higher ratings
Obama’s job is to make Carter no longer the worst president in recent history.
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.
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.
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).
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!
Barry’s election TWO times shows you just how naive and stupid 53% of the American people are.
We are watching the natural progression of a democracy with universal suffrage.
At least the Obama worshippers will be outed now.
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.
As he always does.
Abandoning any strikes against Syria would be a good thing for him to do, IMHO.
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.
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.
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.