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Obama in a corner on Syria
The Hill (Washington DC), by Julian Pecquet & Ian Swanson

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Posted By:JoniTx, 8/25/2013 6:27:14 PM

A boxed-in President Obama is moving closer to approving air strikes against Syria. Obama’s public comments and actions over the past year suggests he does not want to get drawn into the fight over Syria, particularly at a time when the public is fatigued after the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. But the Syrian government’s actions and Obama’s own rhetoric may leave him little choice. Obama “has kind of trapped himself,” said Doug Bandow,(Snip) “I don´t think he thought he was going to be in this position,” Bandow said. “He didn´t want to get involved in Syria. All of the sudden


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Reply 1 - Posted by: alpha91c, 8/25/2013 6:47:00 PM     (No. 9490945)

So don´t get the U.S. involved. No one has him tied up and beating him making him get us into that quagmire. We are not responsible for muslims killing each other in their own country. Keep us OUT of Syria´s civil war.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Bur Oak, 8/25/2013 7:01:43 PM     (No. 9490957)

He´s not in a corner. He works in the oval office.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: KTWO, 8/25/2013 7:06:06 PM     (No. 9490961)

It is always about Obama.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 8/25/2013 7:07:00 PM     (No. 9490962)

No he doesn´t #2. What he does there cannot possibly be described as "work", especially since he´s so rarely there.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: NYBruin, 8/25/2013 7:21:06 PM     (No. 9490979)

And when an American aviator is captured and put on Syrian tv - what then, Mr President??

I want NO part of this. Let the Syrians fight it out among themselves.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Phantomll, 8/25/2013 7:39:53 PM     (No. 9491011)

I really feel safe with Ø as CIC - NOT!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: preciosodrogas, 8/25/2013 7:57:03 PM     (No. 9491040)

There may be a bit more to that corner. I don´t think Russia and China will be all too keen on a regime change w/o a Security Council resolution. That may be a red line for them. Is BHO ready for that.
On top of that doesn´t Russia has a permanent base in Tortous (sp?) which it probably doesn´t want bothered? Moreover Russia likes its ME status and wont take kindly to being slighted by Europe and the US tromping through its backyard. Europe may want to think through the cost of gas prices before it jumps large in a civil war that is opposed by Russia. I don´t think even Saudi money will cover all that.
Smartest man in the room huh? Maybe so, if throwing lit matches at a pile of gas soaked leaves is smart.
Are the same guys who missed the Benghazi attack the same ones to determine if it´s the rebels or Assad who used chemicals? Just askin´. Smartest man in the room, sheesh. It´ like giving the car keys to a 6 year old.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: stablemoney, 8/25/2013 8:09:48 PM     (No. 9491063)

Obama has all his propaganda organs laying the groundwork for a fool´s errand in Syria.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: harleynyc, 8/25/2013 8:10:10 PM     (No. 9491064)

obama will do anything to advance the muslim brotherhood and islam.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: reilly, 8/25/2013 8:25:48 PM     (No. 9491092)

He pulled out of Iraq and wants to deal with the Taliban. Now he´s a cowboy. It´s wag the dog II.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 8/25/2013 8:49:27 PM     (No. 9491119)

Aren´t rats usually cornered ?
FTA- " Long-time advocates of intervention, including Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), suggested this week
that Obama had emboldened Assad
by failing to respond forcefully after concluding
two months ago that he had previously used chemical weapons."

Two months ago the Obamas had departed on their yearly
African vacation.
After barely recovering from the daughter´s Bahamas spring break at Atlantis in the Bahamas.
At which time , they had barely recovered from their posh February vacation in Aspen.
Let alone Daddy´s daily golf, basketball, ESPN and smooching time with Reggie Love.
Hundreds of dead Syrian children, WMD in the hands of terrorists and an imploding Mideast is such an inappropriate intrusion on the
Obama´s leisure and play time.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: reddfroge, 8/25/2013 9:44:08 PM     (No. 9491178)

#2 Obama is never in the Oval Office...he is always on the campaign trail ´stalking´ one ´strawman´ after another.
the crew of Air Force One must be whipped.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: trapper, 8/25/2013 10:15:36 PM     (No. 9491200)

So how is it that the stupid, lazy, doper, incompetent, affirmative action, never-accomplished-anything president always seems to get what he wants and eats his adversaries´ lunch? How is it that Republicans always seem to end up begging him to do what he wanted to do in the first place? How is that? How is it that McCain BEGS him to go into Syria to put the Muslim Brotherhood in power?

Corner my rear. All I can say is: well played.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: nihtwael, 8/25/2013 10:40:38 PM     (No. 9491215)

Poor Obama--thought life in the White House would be all about lavish parties and sipping beer in the garden with folks who act stupidly.

Got some real work, eh there, genius?

There isn´t enough Charmin in the world to clean up after this president.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: TruthAndJustice, 8/26/2013 1:14:30 AM     (No. 9491312)

This is more KABUKI...Obama set this up...the WMD are probably right from the annex in Benghazi..given to Obama´s buddies aL Qaeda...

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Spidey, 8/26/2013 1:51:46 AM     (No. 9491332)

One or two missiles could kill as many civilians as the gas attack.Not to mention the destruction of buildings and infrastructure.Who´s going to pay to rebuild that. The rebels don´t have a clue on how to run a government,they just want real estate for the hell of it.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: beamer, 8/26/2013 4:53:48 AM     (No. 9491380)

Ah ha! The red line gets his attention. What an incompetent a-hole! How many fine American guys will be destroyed by his adventures to advance the Muslem Terriorists?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Dragonslayer2, 8/26/2013 1:06:03 PM     (No. 9492113)

Pay attention now: The Unietd States has no right to attack Syria.

Don´t make me have to say this again.

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