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Obama´s Syria dilemma:
Becoming the president he didn´t like

CNN, by Julian Zelizer

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Posted By:JoniTx, 9/2/2013 7:27:48 AM

President Obama looked uncomfortable as he stood before the nation on Saturday, announcing that he would ask for a congressional resolution of support to use limited force in Syria. Obama, who won the hearts and souls of many Americans in the 2008 election with his trenchant criticism of President George W. Bush´s war in Iraq, now finds himself leading a controversial and ambiguous military operation that has little support, in Congress or abroad. Asking Congress for a resolution of support is an important step in making this decision, but what will matter much more is how the operation unfolds.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Judith, 9/2/2013 7:39:57 AM     (No. 9501911)

If ONLY obama had one tenth the courage, morality and compassion Pres. Bush has, I would be slightly more happy. Obama is a marvel in cringe-worthy rhetoric and actions. His ratings should be in the minus area but here in MA, he is still highly thought of.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: jinx, 9/2/2013 7:41:17 AM     (No. 9501913)

What goes around comes around. Everything the left criticized Bush for doing or not doing is now on their plate. How does it feel to walk in his shoes? Poor Obama. He is actually going to have to eat his words. Boo Hoo.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: JAN, 9/2/2013 7:43:40 AM     (No. 9501923)

The character flaw of those on the left is that they were never ´the loyal opposition´.

They were and continue to be the bitter enemies of any and all who disagree with them..

They made President Bush´s job immeasurably more difficult to the cost of America and our freedom.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Spidey, 9/2/2013 7:57:22 AM     (No. 9501953)

I seriously doubt they´ll pass a resolution of support,if anything it´ll be a general ok for Obama to act.The no votes will speak for themselves.Dem senators up for re-election could balk,leaving Reid to scrape the barrel for rinos/

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Reply 5 - Posted by: quantumman, 9/2/2013 8:34:26 AM     (No. 9501993)

The vote will be a coalition of RINO´s and hardcore lefties, a la McCain (maybe), Pelosi and Reid...strange times - dogs sleeping with cats, etc.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bighambone, 9/2/2013 8:56:45 AM     (No. 9502011)

Obama told the American people that he was going to ask Congress to support his limited use of force in Syria, but then he reportedly sent the Congress a proposed bill that apparently would give him broad powers to attack anyone over there in any manner that he choses including throwing American ground forces into that mix?

Looks like he intends to mislead the American people in the same way that he mislead the UN Security Council on the Libya fiasco, by claiming that he intends to do a limited military operation while actually planning a very much bigger intervention in the Syrian civil war. It will be interesting to see if the Congress goes along with that bait and switch.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 9/2/2013 9:23:18 AM     (No. 9502055)

How about "Pretending to be Someone He Wasn´t"

FIFY

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Birmingham, 9/2/2013 9:29:08 AM     (No. 9502063)

Paging Nobel Committee, paging Nobel Committee! Controlling future actions of USA proving more difficult than promised! LOL

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 9/2/2013 11:45:56 AM     (No. 9502284)

Dittos to 2 and 3.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: KTWO, 9/2/2013 3:02:15 PM     (No. 9502530)

Nothing like Bush. Obama is uniquely rotten in his own way. And that won´t change.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Objectivity, 9/3/2013 12:26:51 AM     (No. 9502983)

sympathy for Team 44 ... not so much for reviled Team 43....more puffpiece propaganda ....NOT news
who actually bothers to read this stuff .... it is fabrication and opinion based on squat

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