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08:53 PM on 05/06/2013
A few well placed drone strikes might be an option but never arm potential enemys. Remember arms for hostages , not again. Remember army personnel walking by an arms depot in Iran and didn't blow it up as they passed. Our soldiers payed for that too.
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08:28 PM on 05/06/2013
Up front I am a conservative. Having said that I think McCain is nuts to want to get involved in Syria. None of our adventures into the middle east have had any positive results. Syria is a civil war. We don't even know which factions should be supported. No matter who wins, it will still be a regime hostile to the US and Israel. Let them resolve their own issues. We can extend diplomatic feelers to whoever wins.

Afghanistan has sapped our military equipment and our troops are mentally fatigued. obama's sequester has cut funds for training and maintenance. There is no reason for us to get involved in another sand pit third world muslim country again and continue the drain on our military resources.
08:20 PM on 05/06/2013
Here's one option you won't hear discussed: a free and sovereign Palestine as the centerpiece of a new position for America in the Middle East, one that focuses on economic growth in stab countries and in Israel, an end to the anti-Islam rhetoric and war mongering.
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07:52 PM on 05/06/2013
GOP: "Nuke 'em!"
Today is the tomorrow you thought about yesterday.
10:15 PM on 05/06/2013
I can see it now.....Conservative Repubbies want to "nuke 'em" so they load up aircraft with tons of microwave ovens and drop them on Syria.
07:48 PM on 05/06/2013
Other than a couple of U.S. Senators and a couple of active/retired MIC guys, exactly who is applying "growing pressure to intervene with force in the war in Syria?" Certainly NOT the majority of the American citizenry; remember us, 300+ million strong, Mr. President.
10:47 PM on 05/06/2013
McCain and Lindsay Graham seem to be running for the Knessett. Someone needs to remind them they were elected to represent the american people!
07:43 PM on 05/06/2013
Our former community Organizer SHOULD have had the details of our response thought out BEFORE he drew RED LINES and proclaimed using WMD's would have "serious consequences".

Our former Community Organizer is now in the most high stakes international poker game on the planet and he bluffed with red lined and "serious consequences, Syria called his bluff, and now Iran and North Korea are waiting for Obama to show his cards..........
"Not 'Noise' One Round: *Music*
07:53 PM on 05/06/2013
My, what a tiny little strategist YOU are!
08:04 PM on 05/06/2013
High stakes poker is such a simple game.
Today is the tomorrow you thought about yesterday.
10:18 PM on 05/06/2013
So, whose kids are you going to recommend we send over there? Or, if no boots on the ground, just supplying the rebels with weapons, which rebels, the Taliban or Hezbullah as they seem to make up a big part of the rebels?
06:15 PM on 05/07/2013
As Obama said......" not my paygrade" point is Obama should have KNOWN what our response would be BEFORE he drew "red lines" and made a fool of the entire country in the eyes of the rest of the world with bluster about "serious consequences" he had no plan on following through with.   Our former community organizer was called by Syria's use of WMD's and now Obama must show his cards............
07:27 PM on 05/06/2013
McCain and Graham are just salivating at the mouth to get us into another war no matter what the public sentiment may be about putting our precious children in harms way or spending trillions of dollars AGAIN!! Then again, we can always recruit and send the sons and daughters of those 10 million members of the NRA who apparently have no fear and already have their military assault weapons and equipment.
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08:31 PM on 05/06/2013
Your rant was making some sense until you decided to mix the Second Amendment with diplomatic and military issues.

Just because people own firearms doesn't mean they want to go to war. And the weapons they own are not assault weapons.
10:45 AM on 05/07/2013
I agree but was being sarcastic by noting the obvious irony.
07:18 PM on 05/06/2013
China just came out with a stern comment that Syria is a sovereign state and must solve its own problems. The US could take a lesson from this, but most likely won't. History shows it will find some phantom reason to spill more blood overseas.
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07:24 PM on 05/06/2013
This President has given us no reason to think that and as he stated there are times when intervention is required but not at the risk of our own.
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07:32 PM on 05/06/2013
what rock have you been hiding under????

have you even been awake for the past several years????

your ignorance is profound. your baseless conclusion even more frightening.

warboma = dubbya's 3rd and 4th term

same old drama

Among other things since becoming president, Barack Obama has:
-20,000 Airstrikes in the President's First Term Cause Death and Destruction From Iraq to Somalia.
-Signed the NDAA into law - making it legal to assassinate Americans w/o charge or trial.
-Initiated, and personally oversees a 'Secret Kill List'.
-Waged war on Libya without congressional approval.
-Started a covert, drone war in Yemen.
-Escalated the proxy war in Somalia.
-Escalated the CIA drone war in Pakistan.
-Maintained a presence in Iraq even after "ending" the war.
-Sharply escalated the war in Afghanistan.
-Secretly deployed US special forces to 75 countries.
-Sold $30 billion of weapons to the dictatorship in Saudi Arabia.
-Signed an agreement for 7 military bases in Colombia.
-Opened a military base in Chile.
Deported a modern-record 1.5 million immigrants.
-Continued Bush's rendition program.
-Signed the Monsanto Protection Act into law.
10:50 PM on 05/06/2013
I can see China and Russia getting involved in this. So far, their warnings have gone unheeded by the US and israel.
06:27 AM on 05/07/2013
Maybe so, but so much hinges on what the US does. Russia has been a long time supplier of Syria but luke warm on support. China prefers not to intervene with military might and is very skilled at slower economic take over, something the Syrian situation does not lend itself to. Putin has some serious problems to deal with at home which cannot go unaddressed, not the least of which is an aging population and a decreasing life expectancy, drug and vodka problems. China's economy is puffing along but shows some sign of fragility, and exteme pollution of major cities has western companies thinking of moving elsewhere since high cost executives chose not to want to live there. Israel's current quagmire goes back to 1947, although there were many earlier problems with Palestine, the British, etc. The time may have come for Israel to mature as a nation independent of US involvement. I don't think the US can do much to protect it, especially given the nature of the Arab Spring and failures in Iraq and Afganistan, coupled with economic and political problems. Israel is technically one of the non-nuclear nations, but few believe it. Therefore, the only rational thing for the US to do seems to be sit back and see what happens since it has almost nothing to gain from getting involved. So,too, for China and Russia.
Larry Brickey
07:11 PM on 05/06/2013
Only if our "allies" risk their soldiers, too. Oh, yes, and help pay for all this.
07:42 PM on 05/06/2013
The ONLY ally we have in the region is Turkey as a NATO member. Israel has NEVER done anything for the US........nothing. Israel wouldn't even exist today if it weren't for the US veto in the UN Security Council.
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07:03 PM on 05/06/2013
Mr. President, NO to Syria, Get the Hell out of Afghan, Bring our kids home from Iraq.
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07:25 PM on 05/06/2013
we are getting out of Afghanistan...and NO to Syria...what news are you watching?
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07:33 PM on 05/06/2013
"we are getting out of Afghanistan"

permenant bases in afghainstan = NOT GETTING OUT OF AFGHANISTAN!!!!!
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08:33 PM on 05/06/2013
We need to get out NOW. Completely with no financial support ever.
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07:00 PM on 05/06/2013
We've got your back Mr. President.
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08:34 PM on 05/06/2013
Got a mouse in your pocket?

I don't have his back. He makes too many bad decisions.
10:51 PM on 05/06/2013
Who's we? Me neither.
find something to be grateful for every day
06:58 PM on 05/06/2013
- the only folks we should be sending to syria are members of the nra--they are perfect for the job-we don't even have to supply them with weapons - they can bring their own -if they don't come back- would anyone care- they are expendable
10:52 PM on 05/06/2013
Let's send AIPAC and WINEP!
SCOTUS- sell-out of America to highest biddfer
06:57 PM on 05/06/2013
I'm hearing all this talk about Obama's red line, but there is some intelligence saying it's possible the chemical weapons attack may have came from the rebels...there are over 1000 different rebel groups in Syria and some are affiliated with Al-queda and Hezbollah, so it could have came from them; These Karl Rove moles are given their cue cards to post whatever Mr. Rove tells them to, but we don't have all the intelligence on the civil war and we can't afford to rush into another war and send hundreds of thousands on deployment.
07:46 PM on 05/06/2013
As usual, the accusation that it was Assad who used chemical weapons came from Israel. The evidence says that it was rebels.
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09:27 PM on 05/06/2013
"The U.N. panel investigating claims of human rights abuses in Syria walked back on Monday reports that it has evidence of sarin use by the rebels seeking to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad."
“The Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic wishes to clarify that it has not reached conclusive findings as to the use of chemical weapons in Syria by any parties to the conflict,” the U.N. said in a statement. “As a result, the Commission is not in a position to further comment on the allegations at this time."
06:46 PM on 05/06/2013
I wonder if Obama can even find Syria on the map? I know Biden can't.
06:49 PM on 05/06/2013
Heck we are still trying to find that WMD Cheney and Bush told us about. Also waiting for the IRaq war to pay for itself because of their oil. Also wondering why the IRaq war cost us more then $40 billion like Cheney and Bush promised.
07:21 PM on 05/06/2013
find something to be grateful for every day
06:59 PM on 05/06/2013
and I suppose you can
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06:43 PM on 05/06/2013
The Obama B.madness has been spreading like a virus around the world. Let's flap it down.