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TigerLicks
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Obama Wants a Limited Attack on Syria, Hangs Rebels Out For Slaughter

He comes out and announces it today, but says he wants Congressional approval. He then walks from the podium and heads out to golf with Biden(pure damn classless). Congress doesn't reconvene till 9/9 and Chief Golfer in Charge doesn't recall them. Now he sends the signal to the Syrian regime that the next 10 days are fair game, while the people he wants to defend are hung out to Obama's schedule left for the slaughter. We want to win the hearts and minds of these rebels, the ones that aren't Al Qaeda? Where do we win here?

Just a complete embarrassment and disgrace.


Scruffy
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re: Obama Wants a Limited Attack on Syria, Hangs Rebels Out For Slaughter
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We want to win the hearts and minds of these rebels, the ones that aren't Al Qaeda?
Don't care. Plus, if you thought the purpose of all this is to win the hearts and minds of the rebels, you are deluded.
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Where do we win here?
We don't bomb another country.
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LSUgusto
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re: Obama Wants a Limited Attack on Syria, Hangs Rebels Out For Slaughter
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Where do we win here?
Tune in to Meet the Press and the NYT on Sunday to find out.


TigerLicks
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re: Obama Wants a Limited Attack on Syria, Hangs Rebels Out For Slaughter
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Don't care. Plus, if you thought the purpose of all this is to win the hearts and minds of the rebels, you are deluded.


Call it what you want but you can walk away from influence and let them go radical. The adversary numbers grow over time when you isolate like Europe has, the non Al Qaeda citizens, turn against you for the boots on the ground of Al Qaeda.

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We don't bomb another country.


Hopefully, but in what I posted above that our President has committed to it's lose-lose.


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TigerLicks
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re: Obama Wants a Limited Attack on Syria, Hangs Rebels Out For Slaughter
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NYT


NY Times: Obama Must “Bomb Syria, Even If It Is Illegal"

LINK


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Poodlebrain
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re: Obama Wants a Limited Attack on Syria, Hangs Rebels Out For Slaughter
Hanging the rebels out for 10 days is small cost for following the laws of the United States. It gives Obama time to make his arguments to members of Congress, and the American people. It gives him time to convince neighboring countries to allow U.S. forces to conduct operations from bases within their borders, to cross their airspace to conduct operations, or to join in operations against Syria. If foreign assistance is unavailable, then it gives time for additional naval forces to move toward Syria.

How will the Syrian government increase its killing of rebels in the next 10 days? Any further use of chemical weapons will only make American intervention more likely. And it is not like the Syrian government has been withholding many additional forces that it could suddenly commit to battle. Nor could the Syrians redeploy their forces in a serious manner if the rebels go to ground for some of the waiting period.

I've disagreed with much of what and how Obama has done with respect to Syria, and foreign policy in general. But this is one move I do not have issues with.


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