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Obama’s 2014 calculation: Let’s have a war
Washington Times, by Joseph Curl

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 9/1/2013 6:22:21 PM

The first rule for President Obama: It’s all about 2014. The second rule for President Obama: See Rule No. 1. Make no mistake: The president couldn’t care less about the plight of Syrians, the 1,500 gassed to death — including nearly 500 children. It’s all about 2014. Win the House, reign supreme. Consider this: Mr. Obama made his dramatic Rose Garden statement on Saturday — then headed to the golf course. Congress has no plans to cut short its 30-day vacation, and the president did not call lawmakers back. So much for urgency. The conventional wisdom is, as usual, wrong. Losing the

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MMC, 9/1/2013 6:41:36 PM     (No. 9501505)

Sure ... Have a war, takes front page news away from disaster of Onamacare..

Millions unemployed, uninsured- wait , govt will fine you, on top of being unemployed...

I think this is called Bottom of Barrel Strategy... We will all be walking around in left over barrels while the Syrian Civil War gets headlines.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 9/1/2013 6:44:00 PM     (No. 9501509)

If the reason to strike is to "send a message" the only logical goal is the person(s) who authorized the use of these weapons. assad does not care about his citizens, thus a "shot across the bow" is meaningless. The only way to send a message is to let the savages in this area know that if they use these types of weapons they and all their inner circle plus their families will die. Otherwise their is no point.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: steveW, 9/1/2013 6:53:32 PM     (No. 9501521)

Makes sense. And no inconvenient Benghazi talk, huh? What IRS scandal?!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Words have Meaning, 9/1/2013 7:50:03 PM     (No. 9501579)

Call me crazy but here is why I think Obama wants a war:

1 Yes it is about 2014 and winning minds through a bipartisan resolution.

2 Yes it is about a distraction to take America´s collective mind off the many scandals surrounding the WH.

3 Here is some food to chew on.
A war that we can not afford will allow Obama to declare marshal law and postpone the elections in 2016. Think FDR where a war is a bad time to change horses.

4 Here is the big kahuna. Since we are in a war we can not afford, we are going to be forced to confiscate everybody´s 401k . He will say it will only be a loan till this God awful war is over. Trust us, they will say, it will be returned like a social security annuity.

This is one time I pray I will be wrong.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: qr4j, 9/1/2013 9:15:32 PM     (No. 9501628)

It would not surprise me were the 2014 election the reason for this war. That being said, I hope Obama´s political calculations backfire immensely. No one sees America as a strong nation under his watch -- er, tee-time on the golf course; he does not act decisively. I want him to look weak because that is who he is. And he deserves to be seen for the piece of trash that he is. Utter filth, the man is!

Of course . . . his folly will cost American lives. And innocents in Syria will die at his hands. And that bothers me greatly because nothing will be better in Syria after Obama acts.

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