It'll be a weird voting coalition but I suspect there's enough votes
between the two parties in both chambers to get it passed.
The Senate will approve. The House is a different story. There are too many Tea
Partiers in the House who will simply not vote with the president on any issue.
They'd rather damage the country as long as they can damage the President
Taking any military action in Syria is a no win scenario for America. If (big
if) Obama takes out Assad and helps overthrow the government, who takes over? Al
Qaeda, the Muslin Brotherhood, another dictator, whom? Replacing one dictator
with another one gets us and the people of Syria and America nowhere. Another
scenario is that if Obama sends missiles into Syria and Assad survives, the war
goes on, Obama looks foolish and impotent and Assad is now seen as invincible
and brags to the world, "Obama can't touch me". There is no winning
solution in Syria for the US.
What is Obama's "end game". What does he hope to accomplish by
shooting some missiles into Syria? How many innocent men, women and children
will be killed before he declares that bombing Syria as stopped their civil
war?Wasn't he awarded a "peace prize"? When did he
decide that bombing Syria was "peaceful"?
I think it's great that Obamsa is finally consulting Congress and getting
approval for something.In all the time Obama been in office he has
almost never looked for approval from Congress (and especially Republicans in
Congress) and this is when he decides to have Republicans over for dinner??I've heard some say that he's looking for cover on this one.
So if it all goes badly in the long run (which it very possibly could) he can
say they were in on it too so they can't criticize him the way Democrats
dogged Bush (even though Democrats gave official approval for the military
action in Iraq).I hope he's just changed his tactics... but
somehow I have a hard time believing Obama just overnight totally changed his
style of governing. There had to be a focus group telling him to slam on the
breaks on this one and do something quick to blame it all on Republicans.
Looks like Obama is still playing the GW Bush deck of cards by attacking the
so-called "Axis of Evil".Iraq - checkAfghanistan -
checkLibya - checknext up:SyriaIranCubaNorth KoreaAnd YES - I'm still blaming Bush [or the same $$
"handlers"] for it...
I agree that we do not need to get in involved in Syria.What's
the end game?Who would take over?How many innocent men women and
children?Lots of good comments and questions. Sure wish we asked
them before going into Iraq.
@ JoeBlow. We finally found something upon which we can agree. Congrats to both
If Obama really wants to punish Assad he should sign him up for Obamacare.
This debate is beneath stupid. Why are we even debating an attack that will
serve no military or diplomatic purpose? So that Obama can once again be held
not responsible for his own misguided actions?