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    Obama hints he may abandon Syria strike

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    Neil Munro
    White House Correspondent




    President Barack Obama hinted Friday that he might not strike Syria if Congress rejects his authorization request.
    “I’m not itching for military action… and if there are good ideas that are worth pursuing, then I’m going to be open to them,” he told one reporter who asked if he was seeking alternatives to a missile strike.
    “Are we on a fast track to military action as soon as Congress renders its judgment one way or the other?” the reporter asked Obama, during his morning press conference in St. Petersburg, Russia.
    “Some in Congress have suggested giving the Syrian regime 45 days to sign the Chemical Weapons Convention, get rid of its chemical stockpiles, do something that would enhance the international sense of accountability for Syria, but delay military action,” the reporter asked.
    “I am listening to all these ideas, and some of them are constructive,” he said.
    “My goal is to maintain the international norm on banning chemical weapons. I want that enforcement to be real… I want people to understand that gassing innocent people, you know, delivering chemical weapons against children, is not something we do,” he said.
    Through the press conference, Obama played down the prospect of a strike, whether by aircraft-launched guided bombs, or sea-launched missiles, such as the Tomahawk cruise missile.
    “As I said last night, I was elected to end wars, not start them,” he said. “I’ve spent the last four and a half years doing everything I can to reduce our reliance on military power as a means of meeting our international obligations and protecting the American people.”


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    Good don't do it, that's the best idea. Now chin up and back to the gulf course like a good ...um...leader.
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    The poor dear needs to have one of those Executive Dart Boards in the office ...

    The ones with all the decisions from which to choose, depending on which one he hits!

    And in his case, they all say "Don't worry, you can always blame someone else."
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    “I’ve spent the last four and a half years doing everything I can to reduce our reliance on military power as a means of meeting our international obligations and protecting the American people.”
    Got to agree with Obama, he's done every thing in his power to destroy our military capabilities over the last four and a half years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    Got to agree with Obama, he's done every thing in his power to destroy our military capabilities over the last four and a half years.
    We fought thousands of commies for many years to dimminish their threat and all it took was one 3rd world ghetto commie who thinks he's a golpher to take us down.
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    Damn, we could get a better sense of direction from a Magic 8-Ball, and it probably would've gotten more of the Black vote.
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    Even if he does cancel any current strikes, it won't be over. Political issues work very much like the assault weapons issue earlier last year. You guage where the public stands. Overwhelming opposition...then you sit back and wait and redesign your strategy to make it more digestible. Inevitably some major incident will take place in Syria again in the next months and we will all go through this debate again.


    And anyone who dares oppose it will be a pacifist. Nevermind some of the loudest voices are people who have served.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Molon Labe View Post


    And anyone who dares oppose it will be a pacifist. Nevermind some of the loudest voices are people who have served.
    Most people oppose this now but if you want to make yourself out to be a martyr go ahead, we are used to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    President Barack Obama hinted Friday that he might not strike Syria if Congress rejects his authorization request.
    “I’m not itching for military action… and if there are good ideas that are worth pursuing, then I’m going to be open to them,” he told one reporter who asked if he was seeking alternatives to a missile strike.
    “Are we on a fast track to military action as soon as Congress renders its judgment one way or the other?” the reporter asked Obama, during his morning press conference in St. Petersburg, Russia.
    “Some in Congress have suggested giving the Syrian regime 45 days to sign the Chemical Weapons Convention, get rid of its chemical stockpiles, do something that would enhance the international sense of accountability for Syria, but delay military action,” the reporter asked.
    “I am listening to all these ideas, and some of them are constructive,” he said.
    “My goal is to maintain the international norm on banning chemical weapons. I want that enforcement to be real… I want people to understand that gassing innocent people, you know, delivering chemical weapons against children, is not something we do,” he said.

    Through the press conference, Obama played down the prospect of a strike, whether by aircraft-launched guided bombs, or sea-launched missiles, such as the Tomahawk cruise missile.
    “As I said last night, I was elected to end wars, not start them,” he said. “I’ve spent the last four and a half years doing everything I can to reduce our reliance on military power as a means of meeting our international obligations and protecting the American people.”


    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/09/06/ob...#ixzz2eAQgIy00
    Good don't do it, that's the best idea. Now chin up and back to the gulf course like a good ...um...leader.
    Is this a parody? It seriously reads like PJ O'Rourke's Obama through history column. How gutless can one guy be? First, he threatens war, then the bad guys call his bluff, so he starts backing off, then punts the whole thing to congress, which is probably going to vote the whole thing down anyway, so he then sends his SECSTATE to the hill to fight for it, while he demonstrates the spine of a jellyfish. His moral compass is a weather-vane in a tornado.

    Quote Originally Posted by Molon Labe View Post
    Even if he does cancel any current strikes, it won't be over. Political issues work very much like the assault weapons issue earlier last year. You guage where the public stands. Overwhelming opposition...then you sit back and wait and redesign your strategy to make it more digestible. Inevitably some major incident will take place in Syria again in the next months and we will all go through this debate again.


    And anyone who dares oppose it will be a pacifist. Nevermind some of the loudest voices are people who have served.
    Obama doesn't have the capacity to rally the public for this. The more that he tries, the more he demonstrates his lack of leadership and experience. He's rebuilding the old Cold War consensus that the president has to be able to function in a dangerous and hostile world, by demonstrating his weakness. You have nothing to worry about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    Most people oppose this now but if you want to make yourself out to be a martyr go ahead, we are used to it.
    Who cares about what "most people" do. The real trick is to know it's wrong when everyone's for it.
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