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  1. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    President Obama is weighing a military strike against Syria that would be of limited scope and duration, designed to serve as punishment for Syria’s use of chemical weapons and as a deterrent, while keeping the United States out of deeper involvement in that country’s civil war, according to senior administration officials.

    The timing of such an attack, which would probably last no more than two days and involve sea-launched cruise missiles — or, possibly, long-range bombers — striking military targets not directly related to Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal, would be dependent on three factors: completion of an intelligence report assessing Syrian government culpability in last week’s alleged chemical attack; ongoing consultation with allies and Congress; and determination of a justification under international law.
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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/kerry-obama-determined-to-hold-syria-accountable-for-using-chemical-weapons/2013/08/26/599450c2-0e70-11e3-8cdd-bcdc09410972_story.html

  2. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, about 1 year ago

    Yeah, damnit! Shoot first and pick around for facts and details later! The action’s so much cooler in the movies. What’s with all the sitting around thinking and EVALUATING? Pop the cork, baby! Put some BODIES on that line in the sand! Doesn’t matter whose, does it?

  3. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    I am glad that President Obama is cautious about keeping our troops out of harm’s way. I am glad he hasn’t rushed into another Bush like quagmire, resulting in further neglect of our own country’s economy and infrastructure as Bush had done previously.

  4. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, about 1 year ago

    The administration is waiting for a UN resolution that would include some of our allies before attacking.

  5. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, about 1 year ago

    @DrCanuck

    You got that right!

  6. Stipple

    Stipple said, about 1 year ago

    If the President reacts correctly the killing will stop, Muslims will love Christians, and tribute in the form of oil will flow into America.
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    If this is not the result then Obama is an American hating, citizen killing, Kenyan Muslim himself.
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    The script by the extremists is already written.

  7. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, about 1 year ago

    Q=who is writing those lines Obama reads to the world?
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    There is no proof that Assad’s army used chemicals….the Syran rebels and their partners, the non-Syrian Al Qaeda and other Islamist terrorists, have access to chemicals and have killed their own before, knowing that the confusion of civil war covers up the truth about who exactly used WMD chems.
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    It is impeachable if Obama continues to ignore Congress’ role in passing authorization for military actions.
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    Obama and the Demc criticized GW Bush, who got a UN ruling, lined up more than 30 allied governments, before sending the first coalition forces to Afghanistan….2001.
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    GOP are law-abiders whereas Democrats tend to be scoff-laws.

  8. Northern Redman

    Northern Redman said, about 1 year ago

    @disgustedtaxpayer

    Don’t you know the boy king/emperor doesn’t need Congress to authorize military action?

  9. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, about 1 year ago

    BUCK UP BOYS! your jobs are just around the corner. Yes sir, we got our munitions plants going full steam ahead, got have some new tanks, missile … gotta have ‘em…. yep yep yep the classifieds are going to be FULL of job opportunity.

    WAR…uh yeah WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR?

    Hey, now maybe we can ignore all those phoney scandals and concentrate on the WAR…… oh yeah.

    Why, if we let it go for a couple of years why martial law can be declared or a national emergency and Barry can just keep on being the guy in the WH…..

    And all to protect a resource supply that we have had ample time and opportunity to get from our own country. Naw, no chance in the world that environmentalist want nuclear power or drilling off shore (though China has a platform or two just off the Florida coast) or fracking god forbid being self sufficient and able to tell the mid east to eat and drink that crude we don’t need it.

    yep…..Buck up boys.

  10. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 1 year ago

    @disgustedtaxpayer

    I have been accused of sarcasm from time to time, but this time I really mean it: you’re absolutely right.


    Every Syrian I’ve spoken to (who isn’t in thrall to the US/UK/French government and is therefore being paid to scream for a US attack) says that, while al-Assad is bad, he’s by far the best of all the available bad options, and they want the US to BUTT OUT.

    They have found spent chemical weapons that say, ‘Made in Saudi Arabia.’ So, most likely, the Saudi mercenaries set off chemical weapons to provide Obama the excuse he demanded for action.

  11. mskemple

    mskemple said, about 1 year ago

    Any of ya’ll out there try finding popular sizes of ammo recently – even online they are mostly out of stock , on back-order and no prospects for future restock. Ever wonder if maybe the U.S. military has maybe got all the ammo factories busy getting ready for this? Or maybe O got smart and figured out , if ya can’t take their guns – take their ammo supply? Lets all watch this play out and see if a Democrat can get in and out of the middle east cleanly!

  12. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Can Anyone get out of the middle East cleanly? What they do to their own citizens is horrible and scary to think they do this to their Own people!
    Our rape of their only raw material, oil, has turned them into people who are so mad they can’t think straight.

  13. pirate227

    pirate227 said, about 1 year ago

    When the TLAM’s start delivering their payload all of these cons will be moaning about Obama getting involved.

  14. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    ^I didn’t realize Canada and Mexico, our two largest suppliers of imported oil, had camels! Our internal leasing programs on federal resources are at an all time high, that those leases aren’t all in production is the choice of the oil companies. It was Texas that signed leases with China’s national oil company to drill on their reserves, not Florida


    Trying to dispel the ignorance constantly put out by “conervative media” to their minions is indeed fruitless it seems. “My mind is made up, don’t confuse me with facts.” is the “conservative” mantra, period.


    That Syria is a mess, that Assad may indeed be the best of bad choices, or that the U.Sl has no business acting alone, and no, Obama should NOT take uniillaterral action without Congress, OR other nations agreeing to not only take part, but lead! (If only the previous adminstration and Congress hadn’t made the “War Powers ACt” so broad in “permission”!!)

  15. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, about 1 year ago

    @dtroutma

    TROUT said: “Our internal leasing programs on federal resources are at an all time high, that those leases aren’t all in production is the choice of the oil companies.

    ”The Energy Information Administration (EIA) just released its report, Sales of Fossil Fuels Produced on Federal and Indian Lands, FY 2003 Through FY 2012.[i] This report shows that total fossil fuel production on federal lands is at a ten year low, natural gas production on federal lands is also at a ten year low, and oil production on federal land fell in fiscal years 2011 and 2012 ending two years of increase in fiscal years 2009 and 2010. Specifically the new EIA report shows:

    >Fossil fuel (coal, oil, and natural gas) production on Federal lands is the lowest in the 10 years EIA reports data and was 4 percent less in fiscal year 2012 than in fiscal year 2011.

    >The share of fossil fuels produced on federal lands has declined from 36. 1 percent in fiscal year 2003 to 27.6 percent in fiscal year 2012.

    >Crude oil and lease condensate production on Federal lands was 18 percent lower in fiscal year 2012 than in fiscal year 2010 when it reached its peak of 723 million barrels.

    >Natural gas production on Federal lands is the lowest in the 10 years that EIA reports data and was 7 percent lower in fiscal year 2012 than in fiscal year 2011.

    >Natural gas plant liquids production on Federal lands was 6 percent lower in fiscal year 2012 than in fiscal year 2010, when it reached its peak of 121 million barrels.

    >Coal production on Federal lands was 8 percent lower in fiscal year 2012 than in fiscal year 2008 when it reached its peak of 483 million short tons.


    eia.gov

    Period.

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