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  1. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 12 months ago

    I saw the press conference where Obama’s press secretary said they intended to force regime change by political, rather than military means. Whatever the fig that means.

  2. sw10mm

    sw10mm said, 12 months ago

    Anything to try to distract from plummeting approval ratings

  3. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, 12 months ago

    That’s right…..lets reason with people who will use poison gas on people. Progressive morons.

  4. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, 12 months ago

    To hell with any red lines. Stay out of Syria like we should have stayed out of Vietnam and Iraq.

  5. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Very smart move politically to make "Con"gress decide!
    Now all the chicken-hawks that have been salivating at the thought of another war to help boost the profits of the defense contractors that are dumping Millions of $$ into their coffers will have to choose, knowing that if they vote to go to war, most of their constituents will vote them out of office next election!

  6. mikefive

    mikefive said, 12 months ago

    The President made a good speech yesterday and an astute political move.

  7. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, 12 months ago

    @masterskrain

    Unfortunately they will not be. Voted out of office. The country is being destroyed the attitude that the House and the Senate are horrible, but my guy is just fine. Very little change is expected. We need term limits.

  8. lonecat

    lonecat said, 12 months ago

    It seems to me, beyond all the partisan sniping, that there is a real moral dilemma here. Overall we have decided that weapons of mass destruction are so bad that they are illegal. It’s hard to see how Obama was wrong to say that the use of chemical weapons would require some kind of response. Now when push comes to shove, the situation looks pretty complex, and other countries seem to willing to say, well, too bad, but there’s nothing to do about it. I think there’s a good argument that Obama is in fact about the only leader who is even trying to take a principled position here. I’m not sure he will be able to pull it off, but it’s a defensible position.
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    Even so, I can’t agree with the position he seems to be taking. As someone else has said, it’s kind of crazy that the response to a humanitarian crisis is to blow up more people. We need to develop other kinds of responses, non-military responses that will still have some effect. In smaller scale situations, that’s the point of non-violent direct action, as theorized and practiced by Gandhi and Dr. KIng and others. Is there any way that non-violence can be scaled up to deal with larger conflicts?
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    And of course there is the real danger that this whole region is falling apart. I don’t think there’s any reasonable argument that it’s all Obama’s fault, or all Bush’s fault, for that matter. Most of it is home-grown. But when a situation is so volatile, I worry that anything might cause things to spiral out of control. What we need is fewer bombs, not more bombs.

  9. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    forget the red line. to go alone and kill people to try to get other people to stop killing each other is so crazy that many people don’t see it.
    President Obama is damned if he does and damned if he doesn’t.
    There is no way ANYONE can be leader of the “free” world and always do the right right thing.
    Fukushima is having a china-syndrome as of this month, things are 1,000 worse than a year after it happened and there is no way it can get anything but worse. They can’t build storage for the radioactive water as fast as it is being produced.
    Considering that, what any one politician does matters less and less.
    The whole pacific ocean has become polluted.

  10. martens misses all her friends

    martens misses all her friends GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @lonecat

    I fully agree with you. However, I think that not many people see the nature of the moral dilemma here (much less recognize the existence of moral dilemmas).

  11. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @raycity2

    And if he unilaterally said that we were going to war, you would be screaming to the high heavens, and foaming at the mouth about “Impeachment”!!
    No pleasing some people!
    (Read REPUBLICANS!!)

  12. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @mikefive

    ‘The President made a good speech yesterday and an astute political move.’
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    Once again, mikefive has the most knowledgeable post on a thread.
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    Of course, the Fox “news” viewers will now claim that because he wants Congressional input, that he can’t make up his mind.

  13. bobwinners

    bobwinners GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Interesting isn’t it? Obama is behaving just as good ol George would NEVER.

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