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Obama set to speak on Syria at White House
Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:JoniTx, 8/31/2013 12:35:10 PM

WASHINGTON — The White House says President Barack Obama is getting ready to speak about Syria from the White House. Obama has been considering a limited military strike against Syria, but he said Friday that he hadn´t yet made a decision. The strike would be in response to a chemical weapons attack the U.S. says Syrian President Bashar Assad´s government carried out against Syrians. The U.S. says more than 1,400 Syrians were killed in that attack last week. The White House is also briefing senators Saturday about Syria. Obama´s statement is set for 1:15 p.m.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 8/31/2013 12:42:12 PM     (No. 9499934)

He´s still thinking about it. Maybe we´ll lob a few missals at a caravan of camels in the desert.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: BuckeyeRon, 8/31/2013 12:46:18 PM     (No. 9499943)

Interesting timing...either because it´s 1 hour after sunset in Damascus and commencement of night-time bombardment, or because it´s just prior to the broadcast of the 2nd round of the FedEx Playoffs...which one is Zero most concerned about watching?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bob913, 8/31/2013 12:46:42 PM     (No. 9499946)

FTA: briefing senators
What about the whole congress and not just hand pick members who will agree with you.

I am afraid obama will get more military members killed to puff himself up while also helping the terrorists gain power. He is upset that he lost Egypt for the muslim brotherhood and hopes to give them Syria instead.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Stlouislaxbros dad, 8/31/2013 12:48:21 PM     (No. 9499947)


Both sides in Syria are filled with savages.

Why should we take sides?

If the Nazis and the Japanese had attacked each other in 1944... would we have intervened?

Obama just wants his buddies in al Qaeda to win.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Engrpat, 8/31/2013 12:58:25 PM     (No. 9499961)

I notice that he is giving this address on a Saturday afternoon on a 3 day weekend and the start of college football. He is assured that no one will be watching so like most corrupt people he must do things that won´t be seen.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 8/31/2013 1:01:56 PM     (No. 9499965)

If he hasn´t gotten an official authorization from Congress, then any ´strikes´ are illegal and the military should not be required to go through with his orders.

Messy I know, but the illegality of this administration has to be stopped sometime. To pull this just to make himself look good in front of Putin next week is so irresponsible and petty. But that is Obama to a ´T´.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: badrad, 8/31/2013 1:02:39 PM     (No. 9499966)

Vanity speech or panic--I ain´t watching his blather. Painted himself in a corner but unfortunately others will die for it not the democrat Hawks (and, yes, I know they prefer the word "democratic" but they are not, they are social democrat power brokers)

It about democrat power folks and the narcissistic prez doesn´t care who dies.

Wonder where "we came, we saw, he died" Clinton stands on this one. Hiding in a closet until the outcome is apparent?

Politicians...But we need them since most voters are lo fos. Some even pride themselves in being nonpartisan. LOL. Like they could "know" the person they chose. Take the Nobel Peace Prize folks and the middle voters or stay at homes that gave this man a mandate.

National Unity on this? Har de har har GWB bashers and denigrators as you go after Syria for using Saddam´s WMDs. Will that discovery ever make the US headlines when/if it occurs? What do we mushrooms think.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: LanieLou, 8/31/2013 1:20:35 PM     (No. 9499988)

What a fabulous way for Obama to regain his Muslim Brotherhood pals... Cause Syria to bomb Israel!

Folks... the only polls he cares about are amongst the Islamists. By finally helping them invade Syria AND getting Israel bombed... he will be an Islamic Hero.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: jalo1951, 8/31/2013 1:20:57 PM     (No. 9499989)

Whatever his "decision" is it was made by someone else. He doesn´t have a clue. All he knows is that this dust up is interrupting his golf game. I will not listen. The second I see his face or hear his voice I´m turning on a football game that I have no interest in.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: JoniTx, 8/31/2013 1:24:53 PM     (No. 9499996)

As the article states it was scheduled for 1:15 p.m. Eastern Time......all news networks are showing the Rose Garden with an empty lectern.....he is late as usual.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: nigella, 8/31/2013 1:25:06 PM     (No. 9499997)

Late as usual?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: J F Ackerman, 8/31/2013 1:25:44 PM     (No. 9499999)

Obama is working on a weekend?!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: ladychatalie, 8/31/2013 1:37:49 PM     (No. 9500015)

More than that number of pre-born babies are aborted every day here. Will liberals bomb Planned Parenthood because they care about the children?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: ohyababy, 8/31/2013 1:38:21 PM     (No. 9500016)

He just loves to be on TV but apparently doesn´t own a watch which tells time.......

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Reply 15 - Posted by: clw54, 8/31/2013 1:38:50 PM     (No. 9500018)

We´ll know when he´s ready to act when Reggie Love shows up to play cards.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: MindMadeUp, 8/31/2013 1:45:16 PM     (No. 9500027)

I´ll bet he uses the UN´s need for "time to analyze the evidence" as a cover for not doing anything. His regime surely realizes that this whole impotent saber rattling thing is about to blow up, and they´re looking for a face-saving excuse to back off.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: rock n robin, 8/31/2013 1:45:37 PM     (No. 9500028)

When it comes to Obama, I suggest reserving the "Breaking News" headline to when he actually shows up.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Watlines, 8/31/2013 1:47:19 PM     (No. 9500029)

My hunch is that he´ll wait to see what the UN finds and then decide what to do.

Give it about two weeks and it won´t be news anymore.

He´s hiding behind the UN´s skirt ...and leading from behind.

Sound familiar?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 8/31/2013 1:47:40 PM     (No. 9500030)

They´ve been showing an empty lectern on TV for the past 30 minutes or so. Where´s Clint Eastwood´s empty chair when you need it?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 8/31/2013 1:51:59 PM     (No. 9500037)

He and ValJar are probably trying to figure out how this bombing is going to boost the economy and create jobs. Hell, that´s the excuse he used for all of his other schemes.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Bur Oak, 8/31/2013 1:52:19 PM     (No. 9500038)

I´m not available to watch or listen. I bet he´s mad that president Jarrett made him do this instead of letting him playing golf.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: ohyababy, 8/31/2013 2:00:12 PM     (No. 9500048)

So basically he´s leaving it to the Congress and can say either way he let the American people decide - what a LOSER!


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Reply 23 - Posted by: MindMadeUp, 8/31/2013 2:21:57 PM     (No. 9500080)

He shouldn´t require just the "approval" of congress. He needs a declaration of war from congress, according to the Constitution. It isn´t "his" military or even congress´s military. It´s our country´s military, and it doesn´t exist to launch attacks and kill people purely on the whims of one or more individuals who happen to hold some political office. It is for the defense of the country and its use has come to be taken much too lightly.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: jglas, 8/31/2013 2:22:02 PM     (No. 9500081)

Yep he´s throwing it to congress which means the attack probably won´t happen. This could be the story that changed his mind:

http://www.examiner.com/article/breaking-news-rebels-admit-gas-attack-result-of-mishandling-chemical-weapons

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Reply 25 - Posted by: eorsc, 8/31/2013 2:30:03 PM     (No. 9500103)

When is Obamaramadano going to figure out that every time he speaks he makes things worse? I forgot. That is the point!

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