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Published: Tuesday, April 30 2013 4:31 p.m. MDT

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JWB
Kaysville, UT

He has been hinting at this for a long time. If he goes to military action because of chemical weapons, he will then be compared to President Bush and he won't like that kind of resemblance in the history books. We have had a couple of years with spring in the Syrian air and of course the President's campaign could not afford a debacle in Syria with all the praise he gave to the Egyptians and Libyans for their gentle takeovers of their government. He still hasn't answered for Benghazi and if that was related to the Syrian rebellion, it would be similar to the Iran-Contra dealings 30 years ago. He may be a constitutional law person but he needs to study history as it does come back as a repeat or this is where I came in during the movie.

This administration has sent fighting words to a lot of groups, countries and nations over his 5 years being in charge or campaigning to be in charge. His diplomacy is lacking inside and outside the country. He knows how to speak down our citizens so Syria had better be careful in the next 3 years of this President.

Mountanman
Hayden, ID

Whoa, imagine Obama promising to help remove a murdering dictator who used WMDs against his own people! Where have he seen all this before? An action he and other liberals have soundly condemned another President for doing. Has Syria attacked the US? Where are Sean Penn and the Dixie Chicks? Where is Cindy Sheehan? Will John Carey vote for it before he votes against it? Hypocrites!

xscribe
Colorado Springs, CO

Mountanman: Can we assume you are talking about Saddam Hussien? His use of chemical weapons happened way before W became president, or even his father. We never did find those WMDs, did we? And the reason we invaded Iraq was not because of Saddam using chemical weapons against his own people, but you can continue to make it sound that way. Most informed Americans know why we invaded Iraq!

Mountanman
Hayden, ID

@ xscribe One word to help you understand; Kurds= endemic peoples living within Iraq. Wise up, life is short.

JWB
Kaysville, UT

I was just listening to John Denver sing and the mountain air must be clouding that chemical weapons redlines mean a similar thing for Syria that this President has already said. Being President when things happen is hard to get around.

These may have happened during President Saddam Hussein's timeframe when he pursued the most extensive chemical program during the Iran-Iraq War (1980–1988), when he waged chemical warfare against his foe. He also used chemicals in 1988 in the Al-Anfal Campaign against his civilian Kurdish population and during a popular uprising in the south in 1991. President Reagan's vice President was a Bush who was President in 1991.

xscribe
Colorado Springs, CO

I know about the Kurds, Mountanman. How about explaining your own quote: "Where have he (sic) seen all this before? An action he and other liberals have soundly condemned another President for doing."

I'll wait for your explanation, but I'll bet you try to beat around the bush (no pun intended).

worf
Mcallen, TX

Obama is a master of idle/false words.

Remember? We won't see our taxes go up a single dime in any form.

m.g. scott
clearfield, UT

xscribe you just will never admit when your side is wrong, will you. You represent the kind of person who whould stand by your captain while he drives his ship into an iceberg just because he is you captain.

The irony we have here is that it is possible the very WMD that Syria has are the ones that Bush wanted to get in the first place when he went into Iraq. Furthermore we now have the spectacle of Iraq being in the center of two countries, Iran and Syria, that have WMD. Talk about a botched foreign policy. And by the way, xscribe, that goes for both the Bush and Obama administrations.

worf
Mcallen, TX

Obama doesn't know what's he doing.

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