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White House Girds for
Battle With Congress

Wall Street Journal, by Jay Solomon

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 9/1/2013 6:23:45 PM

WASHINGTON—The White House is girding for more than a week of battle with Congress over President Barack Obama´s plan to launch limited military strikes against the Syrian regime for its alleged use of chemical weapons last month. To back the administration´s position, Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that the U.S. had obtained new blood and hair samples from inside Syria that confirmed President Bashar al-Assad´s regime used sarin, a powerful nerve agent, against civilians in an Aug. 21 attack on an eastern Damascus suburb. Mr. Kerry said he believed this new evidence will help the White House build more support

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: fhancock, 9/1/2013 6:31:57 PM     (No. 9501499)

As a young boy on a farm I used to watch my dad wring a chicken´s neck and the bird became dinner. The chicken, being headless, would flail around before falling over. Watching this Administration react over Syria I get the feeling that the headless chicken had better control of its faculties then this Administration.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Fledrmaus, 9/1/2013 6:40:38 PM     (No. 9501504)

Oh, NOW Obama "girds for battle"! Assad was a bit too tough and actually fought like he wanted to win. Now, Congress - that´s a foe more to Obam-bam´s liking! Don´t you love the way the martial language leaps forth as soon as the "fighting" becomes purely verbal?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: MirJoy, 9/1/2013 6:51:41 PM     (No. 9501520)

Heard a replay of Fox Sunday show with Chris Wallace on radio on my way out to church this afternoon, and without faces, the whole lot of them sounded like no one knew what to do about Syria, but most of the voices thought we should do something because - well, - someone said we should. I know it was Wallace, and also Joe Lieberman and some Chuck person (Todd?) and some woman named Jennifer, but it´ scary to think that a decision to put Syrian people in harm´s way and our servicemen in harm´s way is basically decided by playing a kind of "one potato, two potato". I wonder if any of the people on the show has family in the service.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 9/1/2013 8:20:43 PM     (No. 9501598)

I love what #2 says. I was thinking the exact same thing. When you are too much of a wimp to fight a battle, go find someone easy to beat up. Also, in a battle with Congress BO can expect the Media to hold Congress´ arms while he gets his licks in.

Maybe we should send in Barny the Dinosaur to see if BO could handle him.

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