It’s not strength that’s the problem; it’s smarts. Nobody respects the dazed, lumbering giant knocking over everything out of ignorance.
Why all this criticism from the right when Obama decides he’s going to follow the procedures outlined in the constitution? Are the unconstitutional practices of Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush Jr., and Obama (in Libya) so much preferable to the apparent embarrassment caused by Republicans having to take a vote to show where they stand? And note to Lisa: Syria ain’t going anywhere in the next two weeks. We know where to find it.
I’m actually in support of giving Obama authority.I know, it’s scary how bad he could mess it up and it’s also his way of being able to say “Congress voted for This” if things do go bad. Make no mistake, This is his action and he owns it.BUT, this is his call to make as President. Whether we like it or not, He is the Commander in Chief. After all his talk about the Red Line, the US would look extremely weak if we did nothing. It would give all other governments the green light to basically do whatever they want. Our future words of caution or even threats would become impotent. This would put our future national security at risk.I just hope he listens to his generals and does what is the most effective, not what he thinks is politically correct.Thoughts and prayers are with our troops.
If the Syrians in the cartoon are some of the many caught in between the Gov’t and the rebel groups then I don’t understand Ms. Benson’s point.However, if Ms. Benson is suggesting Assad has been reduced to rubble she fails to note the many airports still launching aircraft daily. Perhaps she is suggesting that after the 90 days congress is considering giving the POTUS a time out will take place?This is another proxy war. Middle Eastern powers like Iran, Hezbollah, Al Qaida, and others are using Syria as their own private military playground while Assad fights to avoid capture, death, or even arrest by the World Court. It is important that Arab nations like Jordan, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, etc set the tone for any response by contributing a large portion of the air strength. It’s time for allies to clean out their shelves of rockets, bombs, and missiles that are about to hit stale date and make the kind of statement that the Syrian military cannot ignore, a statement that makes them finally see the wisdom of walking away from Assad.But we should still pray for peace… it could happen.if….Respecfully,C.
If Assad falls, AL Qaeda gets chemical weapons. Think about it! NO side is OUR side in this conflict.
This is the dumbest thing Obama has done, just trying to keep up with Bush I guess. At least he IS making Congress assume THEIR role, which is what really ticks off the Republicans, after several years of whining if he tried to act like Bush/Cheney!
You intrigue me, Sheik. I read some of your other posts and I welcome the presence of a Muslim mind to present an objective viewpoint based on the teachings of the Quo’ran and the culture in general.I have to say though….Sheik “Your-boo-tee” sounds less like a Muslim offering and more Western in tone and ‘meaning’. Perhaps you could share what the Muslim word, Yerbouti means?Could it possibly have its beginnings with Frank Zappa?^http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheik_Yerbouti^Just curious.Curiously,C.
Thank yo Baslim.I owe you an alm.your friend in GC,C.
What about sending humanitarian aid to the civilians?
LOL! @ ‘both’ of you.
And I hate it when coffee comes out my nose. Burns.