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Boehner Backs Obama on Syria: Will Other Republicans Follow Suit?


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: obama, politics, usa, news, SYRIA, congress, ethics, government )

Cal
- 411 days ago - theweek.com
The speaker of the House urges his colleagues to authorize a military strike



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. (0)
Tuesday September 3, 2013, 8:12 pm
war violates the order of nature and causes parents to inter their children.
Herodotus (484 BC - 430 BC),
 

MmAwayAwhile M. (456)
Tuesday September 3, 2013, 9:24 pm
GRRRR....Cal, noted the news since it does need to be out there, but I never ever want a different party to agree with some loose and fast person that is out for his own welfare!!! Personally, I haven't no opinion on this since I have some to HATE all Political people PERIOD!!!
 

MmAwayAwhile M. (456)
Tuesday September 3, 2013, 9:28 pm
OK I stand corrected on this with my furious typing! Again Loose, Fast, Careless, self-serving!!! ???? My list could go on, but I am not a person that has time to deal with this like I used to, for those that Care here, check out other news, Carol D, get a grip since this is a LIBERAL SITE and YES, I will be attacked again for this comment! Adios World!
 

Jae A. (323)
Tuesday September 3, 2013, 10:31 pm
Like him or not...it's $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ to their corporate bosses..especially those that have huge interest in the Military Industrial Complex and oil....... so hell yes they will !...IMO.
 

MmAwayAwhile M. (456)
Wednesday September 4, 2013, 4:18 am
Oh Jae, thank you so much for putting your pennies here....You are never vicious and thank you for that!
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Wednesday September 4, 2013, 4:31 am
noted
 

John Gregoire (256)
Wednesday September 4, 2013, 4:34 am
MmM -just think of politics as the second oldest profession and then remember that the politicians often remind us of the first oldest.

Linda, Clausewitz also said that war is an extension of politics by other means.
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Wednesday September 4, 2013, 5:59 am
Thanks.
 

Carol D. (109)
Wednesday September 4, 2013, 7:02 am
Think you have the wrong Carol again Mm M as i have not left any comments

All i know is politicians are interested in keeping their jobs
lining their pockets and getting their big pension payouts at the end and just spouting some bullshit in between
 

pam w. (191)
Wednesday September 4, 2013, 7:03 am
And where is the UN in all this?
 

. (0)
Wednesday September 4, 2013, 7:38 am
I hope not. We shouldn't be sticking our noses into the affairs of other countries or getting into another war. The UN should be the ones to handle this mess.
 

Jaime A. (33)
Wednesday September 4, 2013, 7:49 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Wednesday September 4, 2013, 8:01 am
Oh yes they will and they have. They just can't resist the privateering and profiteering on behalf of their corporate masters. Putin has said perhaps he might but he like myself wants to see all the evidence first. A military strike won't stop the conflict.
 

Sheila D. (25)
Wednesday September 4, 2013, 10:02 am
This may be the only thing they ever agree on. With the Republicans constantly bombarding everything Obama does, it's no wonder they don't trust each other. We are sick of war. If we are out there killing more people it's just making more money for the war machine. Then again, we NEVER have all the facts, so don't know the full extent of how involved we are already.
 

Arielle S. (317)
Wednesday September 4, 2013, 10:44 am
Yes, politicians are definitely in the first oldest profession category.... I doubt there's a one who would not climb into the devil's butt if it meant more power and/or more money.

And where IS the UN in all this?
 

Diane O. (158)
Wednesday September 4, 2013, 3:10 pm
It's all political. It starts at the very top with Obama. He brought congress into this so that he can have someone to blame if it fails.

While you are condemning republicans take a moment to look at the democrats at the top. We have certified liars at the top starting with Obama, Eric Holder and Hillary Clinton. The congress will fight Obama on this for one reason....they don't trust him. He has taught them that he cannot be trusted to do the right thing. Obama is the leaderless president. Voted "present" over 100 times as a senator. Why? No one else ever did that.

Right now Obama has an omelet on his face. That's the ONLY major issue he is having personally. He looks like a fool. And he acts like one.
 

Lynn Squance (232)
Wednesday September 4, 2013, 4:51 pm
"...Ultimately, Republicans might be swayed by another factor: Their desire to keep all options open when it comes to going after one of Syria's main allies, Iran. ..."

As we all know, Boehner has had his problems with his caucus and getting them to tow the line. The Republicanus/Teabaggers are torn on this issue I think --- do they obstruct Obama as has been their mantra so far, or do they follow the money (profits) of war? Related to that second is the matter of Iran, which along with Russia, are the two main Syrian allies. Of course the Republicanus/Teabaggers would just love to take Iran to task in a big way.

I just heard on the news that the Senate committee has recommend approval of a limited strike within 90 days of approval and prohibits boots on the ground by a 10-7 vote. Now the matter goes to the entire Senate for debate and vote. No word on the party breakdown of the vote. Of course, it still has to go through the House.

One very amusing, if not down right ludicrous matter is John McCain. Apparently during the committee meeting, McCain aka McCon Job (R-AZ) was seen playing poker on his smart phone during the committee discussions.

"Dear John,

This is a serious matter with the lives of Syrian civilians (men, women and children) on the line. How dare you take your responsibility so lightly. How dare you relegate the lives of the Syrian people as not worthy of your undivided attention and concern. You are nothing more than a war profiteer, a war monkey!"

@ Diane O --- "The congress will fight Obama on this for one reason....they don't trust him."

No Diane, if the Congress does not approve a limited strike, it is not because it does not trust him. It is because the Republicanus/Teabaggers who are dominant, are obstructionists having obstructed the POTUS while doing work for the American people over the past 5 years.

The only fool I see Diane is you, parroting Republicanus/Teabagger talking points without an iota of analysis or understanding.
 

GGmaSheila D. (172)
Wednesday September 4, 2013, 5:48 pm
What's scary is that Boehner Agrees with the Prez...what's the catch? What will come back to bite us in the hindend??
 

Lois Jordan (56)
Wednesday September 4, 2013, 5:56 pm
Well, the Senate committee vote was pretty split. My hat's off to Udall from CO....and Rand Paul & others for voting no, too. Looks like the House is going to be a mess. Doesn't seem to be split along party lines. Presently it looks like many Tea Party members are aligning with many Progressives against a military strike. I only hope there are enough of them to vote against striking Syria. Have contacted my members to vote "no".....for all it's worth.
 

lee e. (114)
Wednesday September 4, 2013, 6:07 pm
this is my 3rd attempt at making a point on this subject -is the NRA preventing me? The fact that the sanctions that have dealt austerity on the most needy americans and that we are actually contemplating a war (sorry "limited" strikes") will be our responsibility - to be the "police" of the world - at the cost of sanctions and the impoverished americans who wage the whims of the American military at the expense of the "infra-structure", education, welfare of our poor and elderly and our children, is utterly inexcusable - we cannot morally make choices that one nation's use of chemical warfare is better than our own use of torture - well now - I think we're being royally screwed by a mindset that has Obama - looking like a real turd!
 

Billie C. (2)
Wednesday September 4, 2013, 7:50 pm
if he wants to keep his seat he better not go against what the people want and they don't want us involved.
it's obama's red line and he can't even prove who did it. both sides are evil and obama has no business getting our troops to help the same people we have been killing since 9/11. keep us out of syria and that includes our bombs. maybe both parties can come together for once and do what's right for our country not what's right to make some fool look good.
 

Katie D. (86)
Wednesday September 4, 2013, 11:10 pm
Thank You
 

Nils Anders Lunde (547)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 2:15 am
The situation in Syria is complex and veeeery hot regarding to neighboring countrys AND their Allied. Starting a US lead war, even a tiny small one will be as throwing a match on gasoline. I really can`t think of a similar situation exept the cuba crisis, and this i think is even worse. I really hope the american People can see what is going on and that they take actions against this, who can be the biggest nightmare of all for all!
 

Robert K. (31)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 1:29 pm
With the boner backing him Obama must now feel like he needs to change course. ;o)
 

Robert K. (31)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 1:31 pm
John G, politics is the oldest profession, the whores were too honest until they saw how well it worked for politicians and got er.... self involved? Greedy?
 

. (0)
Monday September 9, 2013, 12:29 pm
the major export of syria is oil that is the main reason other countries will get involved. also Syria is a destination and transit country for women and children trafficked for commercial sexual exploitation and forced labor. the government does not offer protection services to victims of trafficking and arrests and prosecutes victims. sending thousands of foreign soldiers there will mean more victims
 

Deborah W. (6)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 6:03 pm
GOD, I HOPE NOT! This is A CIVIL WAR.

CIVIL, that is: a war between opposing groups of citizens OF THE SAME COUNTRY, betwewn political factions or regions WITHIN THE SAME COUNTRY. This makes US the aggressor in THEIR country ... and justifiably provoking retaliation. Is that what you want?

With no Mission Statement or clear end-game goal stated, why should we give a green light to this President, totally inept in military and overall basic managerial skills, to lead us into war based totally on HIS unpopular decision ... provided he ever reaches one.

If it's the "proxy" he's after, that's Iran plain and simple ... hit it head-on and hard or zip it.
 
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