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A ‘range of options’
under discussion to
combat Islamic State

Washington Post, by Karen DeYoung

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 8/22/2014 11:14:08 PM

The Obama administration is considering seeking congressional authorization for military action against the Islamic State under a revamped counter­terrorism strategy President Obama announced last year. A mandate from Congress could provide domestic legal justification for the unlimited use of force against the Sunni Muslim group across Iraq and Syria, a senior administration official said. Congress last formally authorized such action in 2001, against al-Qaeda and its associates, and 2002, against Iraq under Saddam Hussein. The new authorization is one of several alternatives under active internal discussion as the administration grapples with whether and how to try to militarily defeat the

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 8/23/2014 12:36:18 AM     (No. 9977306)

And how many more beheadings will there be while the "range of options" is discussed? How many more atrocities while Stinky dithers?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: JimBob, 8/23/2014 1:21:18 AM     (No. 9977327)

I like the ´Carpet Bombing´ option, myself.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: StuartL, 8/23/2014 2:42:58 AM     (No. 9977346)

The "range" should be condensed to two words: "neutron bomb."

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Trigger2, 8/23/2014 3:56:30 AM     (No. 9977363)

Let me guess...discussions on the ´range of options´ will take 2 more years to complete. Enough time to dump the problem on a grown-up Republican president.

Put this range of options under ´consideration´:

Do away with Barry´s Rules of Engagement. No holds barred.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: varkdriver, 8/23/2014 4:50:50 AM     (No. 9977376)

#4: the range of options discussions are complete. Here they are:

A) Do nothing, or
2) Pick up the phone and call for the earliest tee time you can get.

What would Ronald Reagan do?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: MirJoy, 8/23/2014 6:24:17 AM     (No. 9977392)

a ´range of options´ - all those doofus "national security people", who seem to all have backgrounds in campaigning, are considering all options open to them that would not negatively effect someone´s political career.

Seriously, may God help us.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: readaholic, 8/23/2014 1:33:15 PM     (No. 9977888)

To add to #5´s range of options, don´t forget SURRENDER.

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