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Published: Tuesday, Sept. 10 2013 10:39 a.m. MDT

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worf
Mcallen, TX

"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?

ekute
Layton, UT

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.

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

Diplomacy instead of boots on the ground for ten years. The threat of war is working, even despite the doves in the tea party.

no fit in SG
St.George, Utah

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 horizon.

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

Yes, the tea party sure jumped to the no war peace position fast. This says a lot about where there interests align.

scott
Alpine, UT

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.

ekute
Layton, UT

no fit in SG,

Our enemies would love your comment.

Tators
Hyrum, UT

@ 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.

riverofsun
St.George, Utah

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!

1conservative
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT

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.

Bubble
SLC, UT

@1con
and 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 for him.

SCfan
clearfield, UT

No Fit

Yeah, 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.

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

Why do conservatives support Putin? Did they not listen to Romney? Should they move to Russia?

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

@1conservative
We 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.

Redshirt1701
Deep Space 9, Ut

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.

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