Speaker Boehner supports Obama's call...

Speaker Boehner supports Obama's call for action against Syria, says colleagues should also

There are 51 comments on the The Washington Post story from Sep 3, 2013, titled Speaker Boehner supports Obama's call for action against Syria, says colleagues should also. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

House Speaker John Boehner says he will support President Barack Obama's call for the U.S. to take action against Syria for alleged chemical weapons use and says his Republican colleagues should support the president, too.

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CBOW

Dover, PA

#21 Sep 4, 2013
rfirma1 wrote:
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so....if you were told that some shadowy group headquartered in afganistan was planning something......to strike at the united states in some way....what would you do? attack afganistan? maybe launch ineffectual missiles into empty tents in the desert? and if that same information was available to the previous president.....why wasn't it acted on prior? and with everything we "knew" about al qaeda why couldn't the spaniards and the british stop the same sort of attacks years later?????
war machines are never profitable........
Our government has more operatives than any of us civies can fathom. They "allow" the "shadowy groups" to continue because war machines ARE VERY profitable. I know, I used to manufacture military components.
rfirma1

Burbank, CA

#22 Sep 4, 2013
CBOW wrote:
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Our government has more operatives than any of us civies can fathom. They "allow" the "shadowy groups" to continue because war machines ARE VERY profitable. I know, I used to manufacture military components.
actually most of our operatives and our capabilities were severely diminished after the cold war. apparently clinton and co. thought that since the cold war was over we no longer had need of a ready military and humanint and chopped our defense spending to the bone in what came to be called the "peace dividend".
i know, i used to work in the "community".
you see, shadowy groups are not easily eliminated and are very costly to keep an eye on them......evident by their very name, they operate much like a cancer in a body...they live in places where innocents live......a missile strike.....a well placed bomb.....will always cause innocent deaths and......let's face it......most governments would not look to kindly on us blasting neighborhoods on their sovereign territories. look at how italy reacted when we managed to sneak a mullah out from under their noses in milano.......that happened almost 10 years ago and they are still holding trials and convicting our agents in absentia.
Oh Please spare us

Fitchburg, MA

#23 Sep 4, 2013
"Boehner (boner) is no conservative. He is a damocrap. He will do anything his prez tells him to do"

Oh my my, how quickly the extremist turn on each other, wow!

Yeah, that's it, Boehner is a Dem in disguise, a lackey for Obama!!

Hahahahahaahahahahahahaahahaha hahahahahahahahahahahhaaahhaah aha

This is some serious dumsh*t you people are slinging, buh bye Republicons, your 15 minutes are up!!! Just as Obama has planned all along!!

Ahahahahahahaahahahahh!
CBOW

Dover, PA

#24 Sep 4, 2013
rfirma1 wrote:
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actually most of our operatives and our capabilities were severely diminished after the cold war. apparently clinton and co. thought that since the cold war was over we no longer had need of a ready military and humanint and chopped our defense spending to the bone in what came to be called the "peace dividend".
i know, i used to work in the "community".
you see, shadowy groups are not easily eliminated and are very costly to keep an eye on them......evident by their very name, they operate much like a cancer in a body...they live in places where innocents live......a missile strike.....a well placed bomb.....will always cause innocent deaths and......let's face it......most governments would not look to kindly on us blasting neighborhoods on their sovereign territories. look at how italy reacted when we managed to sneak a mullah out from under their noses in milano.......that happened almost 10 years ago and they are still holding trials and convicting our agents in absentia.
The operatives were diminished in the "sight" of the civilian populace, but the mad money that congress receives still funds much of the seedy activity unbeknownst to us. It is understood to every government on the face of the earth, their civilians are their serfs and are pawns in their war games. The phony concern by Kerry is a smoke screen to start another offensive because money is on the line.
ICE

Richmond, IN

#25 Sep 4, 2013
Big cry baby!
rfirma1

Burbank, CA

#26 Sep 4, 2013
CBOW wrote:
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The operatives were diminished in the "sight" of the civilian populace, but the mad money that congress receives still funds much of the seedy activity unbeknownst to us. It is understood to every government on the face of the earth, their civilians are their serfs and are pawns in their war games. The phony concern by Kerry is a smoke screen to start another offensive because money is on the line.
the average citizen isn't supposed to know about our cloak and dagger operations, or in current parlance black ops and to tell you the truth....that's the way it's supposed to be.
whether you feel like a serf or a pawn is your doing.
national defense and security is a constitutional duty and as such....is funded. other things like college tuition loans, mortgage loans, medical insurance, welfare, funding the arts, etc., is not specified in the constitution as a duty and should not be funded using public monies.
Yolo

Louisville, KY

#27 Sep 4, 2013
So John Kerry...let me get this straight. we're just going to poke the rabit dog and this will teach him not to bite, correct?

Limited action=WWIII
CBOW

Dover, PA

#28 Sep 4, 2013
rfirma1 wrote:
<quoted text>
the average citizen isn't supposed to know about our cloak and dagger operations, or in current parlance black ops and to tell you the truth....that's the way it's supposed to be.
whether you feel like a serf or a pawn is your doing.
national defense and security is a constitutional duty and as such....is funded. other things like college tuition loans, mortgage loans, medical insurance, welfare, funding the arts, etc., is not specified in the constitution as a duty and should not be funded using public monies.
I agree. Are you supporting a strike on Syria, and if so, why?
CBOW

Dover, PA

#29 Sep 4, 2013
rfirma1 wrote:
<quoted text>
the average citizen isn't supposed to know about our cloak and dagger operations, or in current parlance black ops and to tell you the truth....that's the way it's supposed to be.
whether you feel like a serf or a pawn is your doing.
national defense and security is a constitutional duty and as such....is funded. other things like college tuition loans, mortgage loans, medical insurance, welfare, funding the arts, etc., is not specified in the constitution as a duty and should not be funded using public monies.
You also just made my claim, that the government knows about everything and choose to allow attacks to take place, which is what I claimed all along.
rfirma1

Burbank, CA

#30 Sep 4, 2013
CBOW wrote:
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I agree. Are you supporting a strike on Syria, and if so, why?
i will support a strike on syria if the world powers agree that a strike is necessaary but do not agree that the u.s. should do it unilaterally.
of course this will set a precedent.....if we do not address the use of wmds against civilian populations we are cowards and assessories to genocide. one thing that needs to be affirmed is who was responsible for the attack.
rfirma1

Burbank, CA

#31 Sep 4, 2013
CBOW wrote:
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You also just made my claim, that the government knows about everything and choose to allow attacks to take place, which is what I claimed all along.
the government doesn't know everything and does not have the power of a crystal ball, however, if we were able and had assets in place......we know where their wmds are stored and can determine if any activity was taking place at one or more of those sites prior to the use of such weapons. of course....just because there is activity doesn't mean anything more than there is activity. in some cases it could be that they are merely moving or relocating the stocks so they didn't fall into the opposition's hands or they were taking them somewhere to be destroyed. the other problem with taking action is storage facilities are usually located near population centers.....bombs and missiles striking these targets can easily cause more suffering and death by unintentional dispersal.

what we needed was human asset in the circle of command that had first hand knowledge of intentions for use of the weapons. then we would have an idea of what they were thinking.
Cat74

United States

#32 Sep 4, 2013
Boehner and Cantor can vote for the resolution, but if it passes it will be very close, and might not pass at all,
conservative crapola

Bethlehem, PA

#33 Sep 6, 2013
It looks like boner's precious 'hastert rule' will be trampled upon by the house 'leadership'.

hahahahahahahahaha
alan

Livonia, LA

#34 Sep 6, 2013
as a conservative I think some repubs have sold out on backing Syria attack!their is no objective and gain here but obamas ego?syria is no threat to usa!both sides hate us but they want to help al Qaeda rebels that are killing our soldiers in Afghanistan?thats what the Obama and media isn't telling the public?the rebels are mostly al Qaeda?if repubs leaders stand for this then I disown the repub.party!every time the public is told no ground troops this turns out to be a lie!we continue to give money to Syria for humanitarian reasons?who gets this money to dole out to civilians?the civilians never see this money for those in charge take it?repub rhinos are destroying all beliefs in repub. party and cantor too!i hate liberal ideals but would rather see a dem.who believes in dem.ways than a phony bunch of repubs like McCain,grahm Boehner and cantor try to act like dems to get votes and say they are repubs?never thought these people would act this way!havent our soldiers been in war enough without these people starting another one and not one of them can tell you an objective?
Cat74

United States

#35 Sep 6, 2013
The President has to give Americans justification for the attack on Syria. There is no clear mission. We have no vital interests at stake. We need to stand down, and let Allah sort it out.
fox-KKK-news

Atlanta, GA

#36 Sep 7, 2013
conservative crapola wrote:
It looks like boner's precious 'hastert rule' will be trampled upon by the house 'leadership'.
hahahahahahahahaha
Are you being stupid on purpose?
Cat74

United States

#37 Sep 7, 2013
They call it the House of Representatives because they represent the American people. We are the government. We call them, and tell them what we want them to do. If they don't do it we vote them out of office. It isn't rocket science. If enough people call their Congressmen they will vote the Resolution to go to Syria down, and they can go back home.
Jeff

Beckley, WV

#38 Sep 7, 2013
Remember this back in 2007? Barbara Boxer to Condoleezza Rice: "Who pays the price? Who pays the price? I'm not going to pay a personal price. My kids are too old and my grandchild is too young. You're not going to pay a personal price with an immediate family. So who pays the price? The American military and their families... not me, not you. Madam Secretary, please. I know you feel terrible about it. That's not the point. I was making the case as to who pays the price for your decisions. And the fact that this administration would move forward with this escalation with no clue as to the further price that we're going to pay militarily... I find really appalling."

She has sure changed her tune now that a democrat is wanting war.
Jeff

Beckley, WV

#39 Sep 7, 2013
Why does obama want a war anyway? A pipeline perhaps?

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“Cloudy ”

Since: Aug 13

Cool

#40 Sep 7, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
They call it the House of Representatives because they represent the American people. We are the government. We call them, and tell them what we want them to do. If they don't do it we vote them out of office. It isn't rocket science. If enough people call their Congressmen they will vote the Resolution to go to Syria down, and they can go back home.
I agree with ya on what you say here. Unfortunately those who do not represent us in the manner we want them to, still get re-elected. I too am sick and tired of this b.s. Feinstein has a majority of e-mails and phones calls telling her not to support Obama's quest to strike Syria. She says she is gonna back him regardless of what her constituents want as her constituents do not have the info she has. What a bunch of bullshyte. We as a people need to reform our government/pols and we simply are not doing that. Trying to vote them out just isn't working.

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