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Leading From Behind Congress
Wall Street Journal, by Editorial

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Posted By:earlybird, 9/1/2013 2:55:45 PM

President Obama´s Syrian melodrama went from bad to worse on Saturday with his surprise decision to seek Congressional approval for what he promises will be merely a limited cruise-missile bombing. Mr. Obama will now have someone else to blame if Congress blocks his mission, but in the bargain he has put at risk his credibility and America´s standing in the world with more than 40 months left in office. This will go down as one of the stranger gambles, if not abdications, in Commander in Chief history. For days his aides had been saying the President has the Constitutional power

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He voted Present again.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Subal, 9/1/2013 3:07:48 PM     (No. 9501316)

The poser has a yellow streak a foot wide down the middle of his back!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: susieq1, 9/1/2013 3:07:51 PM     (No. 9501317)

Either way this is cover for the President. Who knows what happened. I believe it is the rebels more than Assad. I am going to call my representatives for a no vote.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: earlybird, 9/1/2013 3:15:07 PM     (No. 9501324)

We lean to "no". Not seeing the evidence that would warrant our becoming involved.

Obama´s red line debacle could turn out to be a massive, costly (in life and treasure) red herring.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: chance_232, 9/1/2013 3:26:10 PM     (No. 9501341)

I´ve already contacted my Congressman and Senators to demand a no vote. I expect all three to vote yea........

Republicans have a bad habit of deferring military action to the president.....even approving illegal actions after the fact. ala Libya.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: stablemoney, 9/1/2013 3:29:22 PM     (No. 9501347)

The WSJ editorial page would have us invading countries without Congressional or voter approval, and opening our borders to hordes of illegals. Such is the wisdom of the WSJ, which I no longer bother with.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Quigley, 9/1/2013 3:37:39 PM     (No. 9501357)

I´m tired of tying to guess who the good guys, or the least bad guys, are.

After making a serious effort in Iraq that was belittled and undermined by the people who now want my support for this, whatever it is, -- I AM DONE!

No More!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: mickeymat, 9/1/2013 7:03:37 PM     (No. 9501532)

Leading From Behind Congress´ Skirt.

There. Fixed it.

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