What could be worse for America´s standing in the world than a Congress refusing to support a President´s proposal for military action against a rogue regime that used WMD? Here´s one idea: A U.S. President letting that rogue be rescued from military punishment by the country that has protected the rogue all along. That´s where President Obama now finds himself on Syria after he embraced Russian President Vladimir Putin´s offer to take custody of Bashar Assad´s chemical weapons. The move may rescue Mr. Obama and Congress from the political agony of a vote on a resolution to authorize a military strike
Mark Levin has reported that the chemical weapons are being moved right now to Lebanon by Hezbollah. Keep that in mind as you watch jugears smirking on tv tonight. Russia helped move Iraq´s WMDs from Iraq to Syria..Putin is certainly having the last laugh on Obama.
Let´s not scapegoat Obama, Kerry &Co. The real, far graver problem lies with the American people who entrusted these people with the power and authority they misuse and mismanage. Kerry is just a dope, Obama is an anti-American radical... but they got where they are legally and correctly. Americans put Obama in the White House twice. The voters of Massachusetts have put and kept John Kerry in office for years despite his atrocious and slanderous collusion with the enemies of the U.S. during the Viet Nam war.
Obama is not to blame. He is just being Obama. It was all predictable from the start. The people to blame are the American voters who put him where he is, not once but twice. True, they were manipulated and misled by a hopelessly corrupt partisan media - but Americans used to be cannier and smarter than that. No more.
What this country needs is a better class of voter. Unless we get that, and soon, the republic will run off the rails for keeps.
Obama is Putin´s biotch. You think that the old guard communists are having a huge belly laugh at what the mighty USA has entrusted it´s leadership to. Even drug addled JFK managed to put Khrushchev in his place. And the Bay of Pigs looks a little less like the incompetence it was compared to what is going on with Syria.
I´m so glad that my future old age will be ruled by the 47%+ people who don´t earn a damn thing, and complain that it takes too long to get their unearned government checks. I only pray that 51% of the people wake up before there is nothing left to vote for.
Who cares, we´re out of it. It is the al Qaeda factor.
On this coming day it might be nice to note that some people remember that we are in a war on terrorists and those capable of attacking us. Right now we are lucky the Chinese and Russians need us around or they might be doing the next 9-11 surprise.
America´s economy was once the engine an the worlds. In trying to end our hegemony, or fundamentally change the world, the wee one feller has nearly ended the world economy.
obumble, in his speech tonight, didn´t explain how Syria can turn over WMD´s which they said didn´t exist but who is looking or listening anyway. Blather in, blather out.
America is angry and simmering just below the surface IMO. I do not hate the democrats and liberals, social democrats, socialist ideologues any more, already despised them to the max. Never forget even when we all have a chicken in the pot again.
First, Assad isn´t a rogue regime. His family has ruled the place for 40+ years. Second, plenty of sources say if WMD were used it was by Al Qaeda forces in Syria. Among other things, labs in Iraq make the stuff and walk it over the border, need only toy airplanes to spray the gas. Third, congress did support Obama. John Boehner passionately supported Obama´s idea to bomb. It´s also true that number one on the Saudi agenda is getting rid of Assad. Their top guy on the job has met with congressional leaders, etc. The king of Saudi pressed Obama earlier this year to get rid of Assad. The entire Beltway is a pawn of the Saudis.
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Joe Btfsplk, 9/11/2013 7:39:59 AM (No. 9515485)
Being Obama´s friend can be fatal... Being Obama´s enemy is like winning the Power Ball lottery. Assad will be sending a very generous donation to the Obama Presidential Library three years from now. Strange days indeed.
The WSJ must be mistaken...this just can´t be right because Joe "shotgun" Biden told us that Obama would be tested and that the world would find out he has a spin of steel. Wonder if Joe was a´drinkin´ that day too?
Congress does not exist to rubberstamp Presidential policies or proposals so WSJ (and Juan Williams) stop whining about a Congress failing to support Obama on attacking Syria.
What does Obama care? He´s got Putin running US foreign policy for him now - perhaps if Putin was in command a year ago - there would never have been a Benghazi. Domestic policies he has surrendered to Harry Reid and John Boehner. Now its hanging out with Hollywood celebrities, golf, Reggie, vacations, some BS speeches about student loans or some nonsense. It´s three more years of fun in the sun for Obama.
once again the congress escapes without putting their name and vote on an important issue. Mark well this. Once again the GOP has let us down. a hundred and seventy four thousand dollars per year and lifetime everything and we get nothing in return.
So, Putin keeps his ally in power, takes a marker from Obama by saving him from himself, makes a colossal fool like Kerry look like an original thinker, and becomes the White Knight of the ME, kicking the US to the curb, all with one move.
Too bad Obama and his team of flying monkeys are too dim too learn from this misadventure, the biggest international slap down in modern times.
In a match of wits, the Community Organizer vs the KGB Agent, it’s Putin 1, Obie 0.
Number one, it hasn´t been proven that the WMD used was Sarin. It could have been chlorine gas for all we know. As a matter of fact, it is probable. The rebels have access to chlorine gas. Number two, biological weapons are off the table in these so called negotiations. They also keep their enriched uranium. We are being suckered. Russians (Obama) =1 USA =0
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