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Obama to Congress: I don´t
need new permission on Iraq

CNN, by Barbara Starr*

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Posted By:earlybird, 6/18/2014 7:42:58 PM

Washington -- I´ll let you know what´s going on, but I don´t need new congressional authority to act, President Barack Obama told congressional leaders Wednesday about his upcoming decision on possible military intervention in Iraq. The White House meeting sounded more like a listening session for the top Republicans and Democrats in the House and Senate about options for helping Iraq´s embattled Shiite government halt the lightning advance of Sunni Islamist fighters toward Baghdad that Obama is considering. According to a White House statement, Obama went over U.S. efforts to "strengthen the capacity of Iraq´s security forces to confront the threat" from

*Deirdre Walsh and Tom Cohen


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Reply 1 - Posted by: nonsense, 6/18/2014 7:49:57 PM     (No. 9891336)

The dictator-in-chief has spoken. We are living under the tyranny of the obama regime, and no one will stop him.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: stablemoney, 6/18/2014 7:57:49 PM     (No. 9891341)

Congress, will you please tell the Obama, he needs money to act, and you are canceling his credit.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Starlady, 6/18/2014 8:07:33 PM     (No. 9891350)

The leadership on both sides were all smiles when photographed meeting with Obama today. McConnell and Boehner appeared to be having a grand old time at the WH as did Pelosi and Reid. Must be great to not have a worry in the world.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Keekng, 6/18/2014 8:22:56 PM     (No. 9891360)

Way to go Zippy. You wade on in there and screw things up all by yourself. You can always blame Bush.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: belwhatter, 6/18/2014 8:25:10 PM     (No. 9891362)

Congressional crickets strike again, must be a chronic disease.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Avanti1, 6/18/2014 8:27:11 PM     (No. 9891365)

The article states that a topic discussed during the meeting was “options for helping Iraq´s embattled Shiite government halt the lightning advance of Sunni Islamist fighters toward Baghdad.” Maliki agreed years ago on a government with power shared between Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds; it only became a Shiite government because Obama lost leverage over Maliki allowing him to renege on his previous agreement.

The situation was further exacerbated by Obama’s refusal to take any publicly known action in Syria, allowing for “ Sunni Islamist fighters” to organize their recent attacks in Western Iraq. It appears as though Obama’s intelligence apparatus was unaware of how imminent the attacks were until they actually occurred.

I guess this is the kind of foreign policy that is expected when the most impressive credentials of the person in charge are those as a community organizer.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Coy860, 6/18/2014 8:30:00 PM     (No. 9891369)

Congress should wrap it up and go home, It appears NO ONE needs Congress. Salaries are hereby canceled. ALL benefits are canceled. Now go find jobs.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bubby, 6/18/2014 8:46:09 PM     (No. 9891383)

#3 That is the cabal destroying the Republic. Sickening what is happening and the only one trying to stop it is the Tea Party. I´m afraid there are too few of us and we are too it´s all over. Amnesty is next and obamacare will not be overturned for any reason, Federal paid for abortions, mandatory birth control, origin of the tax bill in the Senate not the House.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: bubby, 6/18/2014 8:46:50 PM     (No. 9891384)

we are too "late"

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Janylou, 6/18/2014 9:06:28 PM     (No. 9891398)

Obama never listens. He only lectures.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: TarAndFeathers, 6/18/2014 9:12:52 PM     (No. 9891405)

Directly from "Treasure of the Sierra Madre":

"New permeesions? I don´ need no new permeesions!"

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 6/18/2014 9:28:40 PM     (No. 9891413)

Fear not, just like with Syria, he ain´t gonna do a damn thing beyond window dressing.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 6/18/2014 10:07:38 PM     (No. 9891446)

Is that like I don´t need permission to send American soldiers off to slaughter like lambs ?

Did you ever in your wildest dreams think this could happen here while Congress stands by helpless (and smiling) ?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 6/18/2014 10:11:03 PM     (No. 9891451)

@#2: There will be a full court liberal press blaming the GOP for all the slaughter in Iraq if they were to cut off funding. That alone would make Boehner start crying...

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Italiano, 6/18/2014 10:11:23 PM     (No. 9891452)

Congress, you´d better find a way to deal with him, or somebody else just might.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: bugboy, 6/18/2014 11:53:31 PM     (No. 9891533)

When is Congress going to get off their dead butts and start legislating? If Obama hasn´t committed an impeachable offense he´s not to far from it and its time Congress start acting or they too my be looking for jobs.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: NancyD, 6/19/2014 6:45:45 AM     (No. 9891676)

The GOP has to get rid of their WEAK leadership. They are responsible for this Country too. They are there to keep the POTUS in check and to follow the laws that have been passed by Congress.

It´s against the law for BO to act alone. If GWB did that they media would have flipped out and called for impeachment.

BO doesn´t like freedoms. He´s a radical himself.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: MirJoy, 6/19/2014 7:00:56 AM     (No. 9891693)

This country needs more God, less climate change.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: snapper451, 6/19/2014 7:20:40 AM     (No. 9891711)

It´s time our esteemed Speaker of the House puts on his pink sun dress (to show his tan fully) and cry before the cameras again. He can tell us again what he can´t do to stop this tyrant.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: dmjr, 6/19/2014 7:23:23 AM     (No. 9891714)

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Reply 21 - Posted by: dmjr, 6/19/2014 7:35:50 AM     (No. 9891734)

Yo, Congress! Ever heard of that checks-and-balances thing? If yes, then start checking and balancing or go home!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: strike3, 6/19/2014 7:42:48 AM     (No. 9891740)

Okay then, Barry, since there are no obstacles in your way, why haven´t you hit ISIS while they are still on the road to Baghdad? American casualties would be light and they would be caught out in the desert like roaches in the kitchen, target practice for fighter jets. But no, you will dither until they take over the city and then think about it some more on the golf course. You want them to invade Baghdad, don´t you? You love to watch muslims kill people, don´t you?

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Reply 23 - Posted by: privateer, 6/19/2014 7:42:59 AM     (No. 9891741)

Boehner...ever the slimy weasel. No wonder the Dems installed him as Speaker.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: dodge boy, 6/19/2014 8:15:01 AM     (No. 9891787)

We don´t need new permission to push Obie out in disgrace.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Rinktum, 6/19/2014 8:30:03 AM     (No. 9891810)

This will not end well. Obama has made a huge mess that would require taking the fight back to Iraq and he does not have the stomach for it. This is what you get when you take half measures. The only thing we can be sure of is that American servicemen/women will be slaughtered. Obama will never agree to do what needs to be done. Most Americans wouldn´t agree with it either. We have tired of unending war when abject defeat of the enemy is not the goal.

These barbarians have fought for thousands of years. This is entertainment to them. Obama and the rest of the political class in Washington DC need to take a hard look at the enemy before they commit any troops. Failing to finish what was started is doubly hard and frankly, I am sick and tired of our men and women being sacrificed on the altar of political correctness. The world would rather be consumed by islam´s barbarism than defeat it. This is not the WWII mindset we are dealing with here where defeating evil is a moral imperative. The world will fall into chaos because it has lost its will to recognize there is real evil in the world and that good men must defeat it.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: starboard, 6/19/2014 8:45:13 AM     (No. 9891834)

"Peace through strength."
President Ronald Reagan.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: rplat, 6/19/2014 9:24:36 AM     (No. 9891876)

Why do we even bother to pay the other two branches of government . . . king Obama needs only himself.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: oh-heck, 6/19/2014 9:39:35 AM     (No. 9891904)

Between now and Jan 2017, he can paper the world with his dictates. On Jan 20, 2017 we can gather them together put them on a barge and ceremonially burn them at sea. For every new dictate, we need to turn to Harry Reid and ask, Did you advise and consent? We need to insist that the press cover that the President has usurped power to start war and the Senate has no response.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Freeloader, 6/19/2014 10:00:01 AM     (No. 9891949)

So Barry Soetoro, our undocumented Sunni Muslim rabble-rouser in The White House, has now declared himself Dictator-In-Chief? A young man who couldn´t pass the necessary background security clearances to fold bed sheets in The White House basement laundry room?...Who has never previously held a full-time regular job...never punched a time clock...never had to met a weekly payroll..never spent a day in military uniform...never previously managed anything, to include a neighborhood donut shop?

Ladies and gentlemen, the world is in trouble...big time!

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Reply 30 - Posted by: mickturn, 6/19/2014 11:15:13 AM     (No. 9892136)

Can the Congress swear out a warrant for his arrest? Interesting dillema, what to do with a dictator!

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Reply 31 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 6/19/2014 11:36:46 AM     (No. 9892187)

In comments after article, the premise is ignored and Bush-Cheney get bashed. Liberals are the most closed minded people on the planet...how awful that there are so many of them.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: dman, 6/19/2014 11:38:42 AM     (No. 9892194)

Congress was given the powers of the purse and impeachment, for just this circumstance.

Use them - now. Don´t wait until after the election: use them now and campaign on it. Politics? It´s all politics: get over it.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Udanja99, 6/19/2014 12:57:33 PM     (No. 9892328)

The taste police may object but I feel the need to say this...

It wouldn´t bother me in the least if zippy were to meet the same fate as numerous other tyrants/dictators throughout history.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Butch59, 6/19/2014 1:36:21 PM     (No. 9892394)

Don´t all of you people understand? He, Obozo, WON. Not once but twice. As such, he gets to do anything he wants to do at anytime he chooses. So there./s

A bit more serious. These Islamic crowds have been acting this way for centuries. They have never been civilized as we understand the word. All they know is brute force. And the one with the most force gets to rule, not govern, in any way they want to. And over time, they have come to realize that people like we Americans have this aversion of killing and torturing those who simply don´t agree with us. As such, they know full well that all they have to do is wait us out until someone (just like Obozo) comes along and that opens the way for them to go on a rampage. Just like they are now doing. If we, the USA, wants to bring peace and civilization to that part of the world, about the only way it can be done is to destroy what is now there and re-build up from the ground up.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: geoman, 6/19/2014 3:31:46 PM     (No. 9892557)

How long will conservative citizens cry out for an unresponsive Congress to do their bidding? When will it dawn on conservatives that it is down to the citizens to express their will outside of the corrupted voting process? A slight majority of real US citizens self identify as right-of-center but act as if they are an oppressed minority, which will soon be the case if waiting and complaining is the best that conservatives are able to muster.

Re: #1 - "...no one will stop him."
Re: #2 - "Congress, will you please..."
Re: #5 - "Congressional crickets strike again..."
Re: #7 - "Congress should wrap it up and go home..."
Re: #8 - "I´m afraid there are too few of us and we are too it´s all over."

Conservatives number over 100 million. There are only "too few" if conservative citizens remain passive. Borrow a page from the 60s Civil Rights movement and be willing to sacrifice a little now to prevent losing everything later. Or is freedom and the rule of law based on the US Constitution simply a "nice to have" but not fundamental to everything real Americans hold dear?

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Citizen Plain, 6/19/2014 4:06:16 PM     (No. 9892607)

...on Iraq, amnesty, theft, treason...

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Reply 37 - Posted by: StuartL, 6/19/2014 4:09:13 PM     (No. 9892611)

#17 -- “The GOP has to get rid of their WEAK leadership” --

Never happen. The “weak leadership” IS the GOP.

#25 -- ”Obama will never agree to do what needs to be done” --

Au contraire. He’s already doing the only thing that needs to be done –- according to him. Namely, stay out of the way while his Sunni co-religionists re-establish the 8th-century Caliphate… this time, worldwide.

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Contrary to what those who defend the right to own high-powered assault rifles believe, not all guns are created equal. Due to a combination of availability, portability and criminal usage the following five types of guns are the country's most dangerous. School Shootings: Widely Reported Tragedies Since 2000 - Using firearm trace data from the ATF, as well as FBI homicide records, we determined the types of guns most often recovered from crime scenes and/or used in murders. The numbers are stark: According to the FBI's 2012 Crime in the US data, nearly 70 percent of homicides for which the FBI received weapons data involved the use

The media can no longer ignore
Obama and Hillary Clinton´s problems

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Washington Examiner [DC], by Noemie Emery    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/16/2014 5:15:16 AM     Post Reply
It had to come sometime, and it came in one very bad week for the Democrats: that the many big problems with Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama finally grew too great for the press to ignore. Obama in his own different way is heading towards Nixon-like levels of weirdness, as, beaten down by the failures regarding his ventures, he appears to have quit his own job. A.B. Stoddard of the Hill says in effect he has stopped being president and chooses to live in a world of his own, shutting out the problems that have become overwhelming, giving dinners where he talks

Rove American Crossroads
in Mississippi Controversy

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American Spectator, by Jeffrey Lord    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/16/2014 8:43:14 AM     Post Reply
The headline in the Washington Post on June 4 was clear: Rove-backed American Crossroads won’t get involved in Cochran runoff Said the Post story the day after Tea Party favorite Chris McDaniel had defeated six-term Mississippi GOP Senator Thad Cochran in the first round of the state’s GOP primary: American Crossroads, a GOP establishment organization, has decided to shift its political focus almost entirely to the general election and will not be spending money in the likely runoff election to decide the Mississippi Senate nomination that was virtually deadlocked after Tuesday night. […] “Other than Alaska, we have completed our work on Senate primaries

Exclusive - Sessions Warns All of Congress:
Obama´s New Immigration Strategy ´Threatens
Foundation of Our Constitutional Republic´

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by Matthew Boyle    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/15/2014 9:28:19 AM     Post Reply
Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) has warned all of his colleagues in Congress that President Barack Obama’s new immigration strategy—his plans to legalize millions of illegal alien adults through executive power—could destroy America as we know it. “I write to inform you of a development that threatens the foundation of our constitutional Republic,” Sessions, Congress’s top immigration hawk, wrote in a letter that was hand-delivered to all 535 members of Congress on Monday and provided exclusively to Breitbart News. Sessions cites a recent report from the National Journal, in which reporter Major Garrett detailed how, despite the ongoing

Eric Holder: Americans Should Not
Be ´Color Blind,´ But ´Color Brave´

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by Charlie Spiering    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/15/2014 1:34:47 PM     Post Reply
Attorney General Eric Holder encouraged Americans not to forget race while working for justice and equality in their country. “As it stands, our society is not yet color blind -- nor should it be -- given the disparities that still afflict and divide us.” Holder explained, “We must be color brave, and we must never forget that all are made better and more prosperous if all are given equal opportunities.” Holder made his remarks during a speech at Howard University on Tuesday for the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Civil Rights Act. “We must take into account not only the

Behind the scenes at the
Clinton White House

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New York Post, by Geoff Earle    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/15/2014 5:04:05 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — It was an enduring image of his presidency: a chastened Bill Clinton walking his dog while wife Hillary keeps her distance as the family leaves town at the height of the Monica Lewinsky scandal — but it was all part of a contrived public-repentance campaign, according to a new book. With Bill on the skids and his wife’s future prospects on the line, it was necessary for the pubic to see the president being punished, said Weekly Standard online editor Daniel Halper in his new book, “Clinton, Inc.: The Audacious Rebuilding of a Political Machine.” “They understood that

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