"The president does not have power under the constitution to unilaterally
authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an
actual or imminent threat to the nation---Barack Obama, Boston Globe--December
20, 2007"Is this a flip-flop?
worf,Yes, he said that he would act unilaterally if he could not get
congressional approval. Of course he will probably flip flop on that to. Because
of him the U.S. has lost all respect and credibility, even with our allies.
Diplomacy instead of boots on the ground for ten years. The threat of war is
working, even despite the doves in the tea party.
Ultra right winged Repubs foiled again!President Obama, is taking time to
question legislators in order to find a majority opinion. In taking time to do
this, diplomacy has created a new way to handle Syria. Countries are coming
together, talking about better ways to handle this crisis. It is very
likely that Mr. Obama and Mr. Putin discussed such a proposal at their recent
meeting.America is fortunate to have a deep thinking President who does
not have an itchy trigger finger. President Obama will listen to others,
as he has TRIED TO DO with many of America's legislators.This time
Mr. Mike Lee and his cohort "Negative NO ERS", cannot control world
wide opinions. A strong possibility of decisions in working towards a peaceful
outcome, and possible ouster of the disturbed leader of Syria, is on the
Yes, the tea party sure jumped to the no war peace position fast. This says a
lot about where there interests align.
Obama's "red line in the sand" is quickly turning pink now that
he's realized that he doesn't have any support for using military
strikes against Syria.
no fit in SG,Our enemies would love your comment.
@ no fit in SG:This article clearly points out it's president
Obama, not any faction of the Republicans who is currently being foiled. You
have to be reading things with very tinted glasses to understand it any other
way. The president is desperately looking for a way to save face
after finding out from recent polls that neither the American people nor
Congress is willing to go along with his pushed-for attack agenda. And this
appears to be his best option in trying to do so. You can call the
president smooth talking if you'd like to, but don't try pushing the
"deep thinking" description of him on anyone. Most of us know better. As
such, not many people consider America all that lucky to have him. His most
recent disapproval rating proves as much.
Feeling sad for the ol' war mongers here.Had you not heard it is good
to be humble, take your lumps, accept that you may have had the wrong answer?Had you not heard it is good to "pick the brains" of others, learn a
new way of looking at a situation, haggle a little over something and see what
answer comes out of the debate?Doesn't always have to be "them
against us". Must be extremely difficult living in such a continuously
angry state of mind.Actually, I think Putin realized the strange ways of
Right Wing Conservative Republicans and thought it would be better working in a
positive light with the Obama Administration.A big shout out
"Congratulations" to John Kerry for his Academy Award nomination in 2014
for an outstanding performance this week!
These comments from the Obama pep club have got to be some of the funniest
I've ever seen. They don't seem to have a clue as to what just
happened.Putin just upstaged Obama. He (Putin)put down Obama. The
peace prize Obama won should rightly be given to Putin! Putin, like it or not,
gets the credit from the world community.Then when the Obama
cheerleaders blame conservatives for "banging the war drums" - well
that's just not true. With the exception of the RINO; John "lets start
a war" Mccain; virtually NO ONE on the right was looking for a fight with
Syria. Obama, through his helpers in the media, can claim that it
was all "him". The rest of the world knows different.
@1conand were did Putin get the idea this might avert an attack? oh
that's right secretary of state Kerry.liberals mostly do not
support a war either so what is you r point.you accuse others of
being cheerleaders of the president yet you seemed blinded by your own destine
No FitYeah, you go on believing all that. What happened is Putin
trumped Obama and is now the power in the Middle East and Assad will still stay
in power in Syria which is the main thing that Putin wanted to achieve. Obama
will claim victory, but Assad will still rule and kill in Syria. Just without
chemical weapons. Big deal. He killed more with bombs and bullets anyway.
Why do conservatives support Putin? Did they not listen to Romney? Should they
move to Russia?
@1conservativeWe are close to potentially getting what we want (Syrian
chemical weapons addressed) without having to fire a single shot. That's a
win in my book. If it weren't for the possibility of a US strike this
development wouldn't have occurred.
To "atl134" outside of the rebels and Assad killing eachother off and
leaving those that want true freedom to rise up and run the country, the
situation in Syria is a no-win scenario.