Robert Bennett: Congress is needed in Syria decision

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  • m.g. scott clearfield, UT
    Sept. 3, 2013 8:37 a.m.


    which will accomplish nothing except rearrange the rubble already there.

  • Designcreature Cashmere, WA
    Sept. 2, 2013 2:29 p.m.

    Hey, Newsflash...he wasn't suppose to be in the undeclared war either. Remember hope and change. So, he meets with the biggest hawk to exchanged thoughts? What planet did you just arrive from.

    Limited air strikes? Precision bombing? Like the kind where one one gets hurt but the bad guys if we can even figure out who they really are? No collateral damage. Wow, now this could be a really clean war. I guess the other countries that are not taking part in this really don't know how to do war, could that be it?

    Only countries that really know what war is all about like France, Germany and England just to name three biggies can tell those that have never known the kind of conflict and terror they have
    why any engagement is something to think twice and more before jumping in.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 2, 2013 1:08 p.m.

    @J Thompson
    Newsflash: he's not sending ground troops to Syria. It'd be limited airstrikes like what was done with Libya where 0 Americans died in the conflict (I think France lost 1 or 2).

  • J Thompson SPRINGVILLE, UT
    Sept. 2, 2013 12:40 p.m.

    Obama knows nothing about being a President. We need to realize that fact. He is a "campaigner", not a President. He has spent his time in office playing golf and vacationing. Claims were made that he was playing cards when our Consulate in Bengahzi was attacked. He is not a leader. He is not someone that any soldier would follow.

    Those are harsh and condeming words about our Commander in Chief, but he has earned them. He would send our sons and daughters to die for a cause that other world leaders have told us is "premature". Obama doesn't care about our sons and daughters. He doesn't listen to world leaders. He sees himself as THEE world leader. The emperor has no clothes. We can see that. The world can see that. Obama refuses to acknowledge that he is standing before the world with no "clothes". He can "strut his stuff", but he's making a fool of himself and of all who follow him.

  • Designcreature Cashmere, WA
    Sept. 2, 2013 10:53 a.m.

    Just read this morning that the president is going to meet with John McCain over Syria. Pounding my head against the wall would cause less pain than reading about this meeting.

    Obama is going to get his war whether we want it or not. The saving of face needed to be addressed by this man in the white house is because he doesn't know when to keep his mouth shut.

    Both sides in the Syrian disaster cannot be trusted and we know that, we just want to get in to do as much damage as we can. And there will be blood, ours as well as theirs. Wait and see.

  • box211 long valley, nj
    Sept. 2, 2013 10:09 a.m.

    Wasn't our President just praising Dr. King's wisdom?

    "World peace through nonviolent means is neither absurd nor unattainable. All other methods have failed. Thus we must begin anew. Nonviolence is a good starting point. Those of us who believe in this method can be voices of reason, sanity, and understanding amid the voices of violence, hatred, and emotion. We can very well set a mood of peace out of which a system of peace can be built."

    ----Martin Luther King, Jr., December 1964

  • megu Bronxville, NY
    Sept. 2, 2013 3:22 a.m.

    Article is written with the “Assumption” that the Chemical agent is used by Syrian Government –Like well known Slam dunk- term of Iraq weapons of Mass Destruction ...I guess we never learn not to “Assume” anything..
    Which side (Who ) used the Chemical Agent in Syria ...
    Lets use logic here ..
    A- Why should Assad use Chemical Agent on civilians and children ( not on armed rebel forces ) only 8 miles( 12 kms) from Presidential Palace in Syrian Capital Damascus when UN Inspectors are already in their Hotel in Damascus , and he has the `upper hand` in the conflict ? ...What motive he could possibly have to provoke international response ? Answer is clear “ None “...
    B- Why should loosing party rebels use Chemicals to provoke International Response ? ... Answer is clear “ To turn things around get extra help “
    Which case sounds logical to you .......Case is closed ....