Barack Obama, our next President

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"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ...

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The point was that you implied it was the major reason. It was not.
"Implied" is that the new buzz word for "I misstated your comment than argued and ranted for hours against a straw man"?
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Idiot Yeah doesn't think the American voter should have a say.
Tell your congressman your vote on the Syrian war.
lol! Have you convinced yourself yet?

No?

Then keep repeating it to yourself son!

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<quoted text>You tell them. Now, if the 20 babies were killed by abortion, that'd be different. We Democrats would make sure tax dollars paid for the murders.
You're not a democrat, Jane, hell, you're not even human. I make a deal with you: I'll never go into a school repeatedly shooting an assault weapon until I've killed twenty babies and six adults and you can go on with having your twenty abortions and just keep lying about it. Seems fair for a condumb mentality, no?
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LIBERAL LEFTISTS GLOBALISTS FILTH THE LYING PROBLEM

All of the above remains the same whether the Syrian government used chemical weapons or not. The way to end a war is to arrange a cease-fire, de-escalate, disarm, cool tensions, and start talking. Pouring gasoline on a fire doesn’t put it out. The way to uphold the rule of law is by consistent example and through prosecutions by courts, not vigilantism. This remains the case whether the Syrian government has done what President Obama claims or not.

It is important, however, that so few people around the world and in the United States are willing to take Obama’s word for it. If Obama’s goal is to “send a message,” but most people in the Middle East disagree with him on the facts, what kind of message will he possibly be sending? That is, even if his claims happen to be true, what good is that if nobody believes U.S. war justifications anymore?

The super-healthy skepticism that has now been created is not all attributable to Iraq. The world has been flooded with false claims from the U.S. government during the wars on Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and even Syria, as well as during the drone wars. Past claims that the Syrian government used chemical weapons have fallen flat. And the current claims come packages in lies, including lies about the Syrian government’s willingness to allow U.N. inspections, and the speed with which it allowed them. The U.S. government discouraged the use of inspectors, seeking to rush into war on the basis of its own assertions. The White House has produced a dodgy dossier lacking in hard evidence. Analysts see little basis for confidence in White House claims. Insiders are risking “espionage!” accusations to voice their doubts.

And should it be true that someone in the Syrian military used chemical weapons, the White House clearly has nothing but its own suspicions and desires to suggest that the order came from the top, rather than from some rogue officer with an interest in provoking an attack. Circumstantial evidence, of course, makes that more likely, given the bizarre circumstance of the incident occurring less than 10 miles from the U.N. inspectors’ hotel on the day they arrived.

Maybe it’s just too difficult to hold a proper investigation during a war. If so, that is not something to be deeply regretted. Obama’s proposed response would be disastrous. Our priority should be avoiding it and ending the war. Creating a better climate for criminal investigations is just one more reason to bring the war to an end.
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LEFTISTS GLOBALISTS DEMOCRAT LIBERALS MURDERERS THE MILITARY PROBLEM

While hawks and profiteers within and without the U.S. military favor bombing Syria and just about any other military action one might propose, many are resisting. They include the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and numerous officials risking Edward Snowden / Chelsea Manning treatment by talking to the Washington Post, and others to the New York Times. The military does not clearly understand its new proposed role as punisher of a crime that it itself regularly commits, and it does not share in Obama’s claimed confidence that a limited action will remain limited.

THE CONGRESS PROBLEM

House Speaker John Boehner asked President Obama these as-yet-mostly-unanswered questions:

· What standard did the Administration use to determine that this scope of chemical weapons use warrants potential military action?

· Does the Administration consider such a response to be precedent-setting, should further humanitarian atrocities occur?

· What result is the Administration seeking from its response?

· What is the intended effect of the potential military strikes?

· If potential strikes do not have the intended effect, will further strikes be conducted?

· Would the sole purpose of a potential strike be to send a warning to the Assad regime about the use of chemical weapons? Or would a potential strike be intended to help shift the security momentum away from the regime and toward the opposition?

In fact, the White House has been clear that it has no intention to shift momentum in the war.

· If it remains unclear whether the strikes compel the Assad regime to renounce and stop the use of chemical weapons against the Syrian people, or if President Assad escalates their usage, will the Administration contemplate escalatory military action?

· Will your Administration conduct strikes if chemical weapons are utilized on a smaller scale?

· Would you consider using the United States military to respond to situations or scenarios that do not directly involve the use or transfer of chemical weapons?

· Assuming the targets of potential military strikes are restricted to the Assad inner circle and military leadership, does the Administration have contingency plans in case the strikes disrupt or throw into confusion the command and control of the regime’s weapons stocks?

· Does the Administration have contingency plans if the momentum does shift away from the regime but toward terrorist organizations fighting to gain and maintain control of territory?

· Does the Administration have contingency plans to deter or respond should Assad retaliate against U.S. interests or allies in the region?

· Does the Administration have contingency plans should the strikes implicate foreign power interests, such as Iran or Russia?

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What is moronic is that you don't know who the Rebels are.
What is moronic is you thinking another political group would run the country other than the rebels with Assad's fall.
What is moronic is you cannot named ONE country that we attacked immediately after a chem attack.
What is moronic is your statement that "Obama will get his way" as if that is the most important thing right now.
http://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-expl...

This tells you who they are & ho is likely to run the country if they can defeat Assad.

The last time chemical weapons were used in large quantities was Iraq in the late 80's. There were doubts as to who used them & Ronald Reagan did nothing.

Obama says we should punish Syria. Looks like Congress will agree.
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<quoted text>That's a lie--no matter where you heard it or how many times you repeat it.
Really? What have they done except to pass meaningless gun control legislation?
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THE LOW LIFE LIBERAL GLOBALISTS SOUNDS LIKE CONSER-REPUBLICANS The proposed limited strikes, using Raytheon’s $3-million Tomahawk missiles (tastefully named for a weapon of a people the U.S. military ethnically cleansed) is expected to cost many millions and possibly $1 billion, should nothing go wrong. That money, spent on aid for victims of this war, rather than on escalating the violence, could save a large number of lives. Failure to so spend it is an immoral act.

TAKING ACTION

Over 40,000 people already chose to click here to tell Congress and the president not to attack Syria.

Already it’s making a difference. Our actions so far have helped compel President Obama to seek Congressional authorization before any attack.

Now we have a week to work with. We start with a majority of the public on our side. We have to hold off a flood of pro-war propaganda, and we have to compel Congress to represent us. And we can do this.

The first step is to click here and add your voice.

Second, please send this to everyone you think might add their voice as well.

Third, organize locally to pressure your Congress member and senators, while they are in their districts and states this week, to commit to voting “No” on a U.S. attack on Syria.

We who reject arguments for war are a majority now. We are a majority in Britain, where Parliament has already voted “No.” We are a majority in Germany, which will not take part. We are a majority in France, where Parliament will be heard from soon. And we are a majority in the United States. Let Congress hear from you now!

The terrible and widespread killing in Syria will become even more terrible and more widespread if the U.S. military launches an attack. The White House has no proposal to win a war, only to inject greater violence into a war, prolonging and escalating it.

Contrary to White House claims, Congress cannot authorize war and support a peace process at the same time. Escalating the violence will block, rather than facilitate, peace. Congress is going to have to choose.

Albert Camus summarized the choice now before us:“In such a world of conflict, a world of victims and executioners, it is the job of thinking people, not to be on the side of the executioners.”

Click here to oppose a military attack on Syria, and to urge Congress and the president instead to work for a ceasefire, to pressure Saudi Arabia, the Gulf states, and Turkey, to halt the flow of weapons, and to pressure Russia and Iran to do the same.

Starting September 9th, if you can, be in Washington, D.C., to prevent this war.
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THE DEMOCRATIC president obama is now the war monger with all the support from the MORANS lololololhahahahahaah

“God bless you, Mr. President”

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Whatever wrote:
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"Implied" is that the new buzz word for "I misstated your comment than argued and ranted for hours against a straw man"?
The distinction between than and then does you in every time, there, JJ. CEO Strawman Unlimited.

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Whatever wrote:
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"Implied" is that the new buzz word for "I misstated your comment than argued and ranted for hours against a straw man"?
Implied is like lying when you word a statement with the intent of misinformation.

"40, 000 Longshoremen quit the union over Obamacare" Is the same as a lie because:

1) 40,000 Longshoremen are still in the same union they have always been

2) The main reason for ending their association with the AFL-CIO was not Obamacare. If not for the actions described in the first 5 paragraphs of that letter, they would likely still be associated with the AFL-CIO because they were associated for 3-4 years after the Obamacare support was made known.

Get ot yet.

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NEXT TO WAR OBAMAS NEXT FAVORITE AGENDA Obama to meet with gay activists in Russia this week close second

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John Galt wrote:
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Only if you ignore the US Constitution.
"John Galt"
While I am definitely not in favor not in favor of American action in Syria does not the war powers act give the president the authority to act?
Peace

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John Galt wrote:
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Really? What have they done except to pass meaningless gun control legislation?
I've been in a school for fifteen years that has closed circuit cameras at many locations on campus, an armed resource officer, metal detectors, monthly code red drills, etc...What have you freaks done besides sell a few mo' biggah weapons with the "Obama's gonna' take away your guns" lie and shoot a few more fat ass guns-for-gonads at "training."
John Galt

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What happened to the McDonald's protests for $15 per hour?
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leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Seems fair for a condumb mentality, no?
Your birth certificate is an apology from the condom factory......
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leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>The distinction between than and then does you in every time, there, JJ. CEO Strawman Unlimited.
The distinction between maid and made has done you in every time you idiot...

It's the culture...
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WOW wrote:
NEXT TO WAR OBAMAS NEXT FAVORITE AGENDA Obama to meet with gay activists in Russia this week close second
Not satisfied with meddling in Syria, Obama is now interfering in Russia's internal affairs.
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OBAMA wants it to seem as if his dictatorship was voted on by the people this war will usher in the NWO and Obama will be the first AMERICAN DICTATOR he will become Americas Assad,Saddam,Castro,only he will be worst THE CURTAINS WERE DROPPED ON THE AMERICAN PRESIDENCY not first Black president but LAST AMERICAN FREE PRESIDENCY his color was not racial for the people who put him in place it was symbolic curtain falls fade to BLACK!
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EasyEed wrote:
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"John Galt"
While I am definitely not in favor not in favor of American action in Syria does not the war powers act give the president the authority to act?
Peace
If the act is constitutional, which has never been tested and is unlikely.

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