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The president once appeared to threaten that the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government would be a “game changer.”

But as with many of this administration’s implied threats, it’s ringing hollow today, and his use of the colloquialism “game changer” apparently leaves him wiggle room to go wobbly. The Syrians haven’t crossed a line yet, according to the White House.

Apparently you have to watch every word this president uses. He also said last year that, “A red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized. That would change my calculus.” That begs the question: How much is a “whole bunch”? The administration now admits the Syrian regime has gassed its people twice. Not a “whole bunch” just yet.

We’re not urging U.S. intervention, just U.S. integrity. Either back up what you say or don’t say it.

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Jon Lester
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Jon Lester 04/27/13 - 03:17 am
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"Some degree of varying confidence"

is how Secretary Hagel put it. Make of that what you will.

myfather15
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myfather15 04/27/13 - 05:54 am
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What do you expect from a

What do you expect from a President who is so stupid; that him (being black) goes to an event and pledges support for an organization (Planned Parenthood); which was founded by a devout racist (Margaret Sanger).

This isn't hard to research; not hard at all. Takes about 5 minutes to learn MUCH about her on the internet. You can actually watch some video proof. Sanger was a devout racist who developed Planned Parenthood with the intentions of reducing the black population; because with their growing population, which they thought was dangerous. Sanger thought black people were ignorant and lawless. She said as much at a KKK meeting in upper New York.

If left up to her; this President wouldn't even be alive. Still, out of his own stupidity he attends a meeting and pledges his support for PP. Says "They've been around a long time and will be around a lot longer."

Is this not one of the most ridiculous things you've ever heard? A black man supporting an organization that would have killed him as a baby; and thought they were doing the world a favor.

I realize this is a little off topic; but it just goes to show you exactly what and WHO we are dealing with as President. NOTHING this President does will surprise me. His ego is so big, I truly believe he believe he can now get away with anything. The people have let him go completely unaccountable for Fast&Furious, Benghazi, Git-Mo and MANY others; so now he has become embolden. He believes there is NOTHING they can get him on; so he doesn't have to keep his word or even SEEM to be keeping his word. He can tell a complete LIE, admit it and the people still won't hold him accountable.

myfather15
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myfather15 04/27/13 - 08:00 am
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Wait; did I call the

Wait; did I call the President stupid? Huh oh; that should get me on a watch list!!

Bodhisattva
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Bodhisattva 04/27/13 - 08:00 am
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Sort of like attacking a

Sort of like attacking a country that didn't attack us, WMD's, Mission Accomplished, that sort of thing. It really doesn't matter which decision Obama makes, those with ODS (see above) will immediately take the opposite position and attack him. He could discover a cure for cancer and invent a perpetual motion machine and they say he'd hidden the discovery for years and covered it up. Obama can celebrate the 4th of July, the birth of a nation that could consider him 3/5 of a person, not allow him to vote, and have him in bondage. The US has been around and will be around longer. That's ok, right? Can we expect a posting in July complaining about how racist the US is? I doubt it. Poor ODS folks. Maybe we should have a telethon.

deestafford
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deestafford 04/27/13 - 08:26 am
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Ignorance is in bloom today by Bodhisattva

The country never considered the blacks as 3/5ths of a person. If he would read his history he would find that the north did not want to count the slave population at all for the purposes of representation in the Congress and the South wanted to count them as 100%. The north believed they would be out numbered in the House if they South were allowed to keep 100% of the slave population counted; therefore, the compromise of 3/5 of the population would be counted for representation purposes. It was not the blacks per se but slaves...freed blacks were counted as 100% of a person. I hope the commenter has his nitro glycerin tablets available as he reads some of the truth which goes against is liberal indoctrination aka public schooling.

As far as te situation in Syria is concerned, I think the time has passed as to us supporting the rebels in any way. Maybe a year or so ago would have been appropriate before Al Quada became a big part of the rebels. Now the Obama administration's ineptitude in making a decision, except when it is supporting the Muslim Brotherhood as it did in Egypt, has once again caused the US to be behind the power curve. We should just stay out of it now because AQ will be running the country and using our weapons against us'

Does Syria have WMDs? Of course they do. That is where the ones Saddam had were shipped to prior to our invasion of liberation. We did find evidence of WMDs in Iraq, but for reasons unknow, the Bush administration did not let the word get out publically.

This administration has no foreign policy successes for which it can claim credit.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 04/27/13 - 10:18 am
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Techfan......"Sort of like

Techfan......"Sort of like attacking a country that didn't attack us, WMD's"

Do you mean the country the United Nations attacked......the one which had refused to comply with numerous UN resolutions......the one that ALL intelligence agencies agreed was trying to procure radioactive material......the one that gassed it's own citizens with sarin numerous times killing thousands of men, women, and children......the one that moved it's WMD's to Syria before the invasion (where do you think Assad got when he is using now?).

Seems like Obama didn't have any problem using his radical Muslim sympathies to install the Muslim Brotherhood in Lybia and then staying hands off while the Muslim Brotherhood took our ally down in Egypt. And why hasn't he intervened in Syria yet? I'll tell you why. It's because the Muslim Brotherhood has not quite yet gained total control of the rebel factions. When Obama knows the Muslim Brotherhood is in control of the opposition THEN he will decide that Assad has used gas and we need to intervene.

And I am not worried about Obama finding the cure for cancer. As far as I am concerned Obama and his left wing socialists ilk ARE the cancer.

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t3bledsoe 04/27/13 - 11:21 am
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NATO should order "no fly zone"

As long as the Syrian army has flying rights, it will probably remain stronger than the opposition. The U.S. should convince NATO and The U.N. to order "no fly zone" !

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grouse 04/27/13 - 11:32 am
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Maybe unlike Bush, he wants
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Maybe unlike Bush, he wants to base his actions on facts, not mysterious "weapons of mass destruction."

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faithson 04/27/13 - 12:01 pm
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except when it is supporting the Muslim Brotherhood

some serious faux kool-aid drinkers ..... rupert and roger gotta love it when they see their 'boys and girls' being parroted across the nation by people who cannot and do not think for themselves.

Darby
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Darby 04/27/13 - 04:54 pm
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"Wait; did I call the President stupid?"

Not to worry, MF15, I saw on TV where you can't put anything on the Internet that isn't true.

You put it on the Internet, therefore it's true.

Anyway, I'm sure we are ALL on a watch list and have been for some time now.

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Question: If I use circular logic, does that open me up to charges of being a liberal?

'Cause I really wouldn't like that.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 04/27/13 - 06:37 pm
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I see Dichotomy got two red

I see Dichotomy got two red thumbs with no follow up debate. They must be either cowards or too stupid to articulate a thought.

Truth Matters
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Truth Matters 04/27/13 - 07:13 pm
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nocnoc
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nocnoc 04/27/13 - 07:57 pm
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Countdown

Countdown to Freedom or Socialism
2016 Presidential Election
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 8:00 pm [-05:00]
Countdown to Freedom or Socialism

myfather15
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myfather15 04/27/13 - 08:28 pm
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@Bodhisattva

"Obama can celebrate the 4th of July, the birth of a nation that could consider him 3/5 of a person, not allow him to vote, and have him in bondage."

Yes, he can celebrate it; because this is the SAME COUNTRY that considers him equal with anyone else, got it right and allowed ALL TO VOTE, and not longer puts anyone in bondage; except felonious criminals; which I have no problem with.

Although you always LOVE to point out America's bad history; you can't do so fairly without pointing out that we eventually got it right. Stop living in the past bodhisattva; move on the the 21st century with the rest of us. Those people who legalized slavery have been dead for a VERY long time. LET IT GO!!!

Now, I'm not saying we should FORGET the past; because those who don't learn from the past are doomed to repeat it. But we should learn from it and MOVE ON; not keep bashing America because of things that happened a VERY long time ago.

myfather15
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myfather15 04/27/13 - 08:27 pm
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@faithson

Of course us right wingers are uncapable of critical thought. You guys are soo much smarter than everyone. Same boring rhetoric every single time they get hit with the truth; they just attempt to attack our intelligence. They don't have the slightest shred of evidence or facts to support their claims; but they are SMARTER than us, so we should just blindly listen to them.

If you stand against abortion, gay rights, being forced to provide birth control, legalizing drugs, Obama, taxes, socialism, communism; then you are uncapable of critical thought. BUT, if you stand for all those things, YOU sir or madam; are a critical thinker. Congratulations!!

faithson; congrats on you being the smartest person posting today, I hope you're very proud. I feel more dumb for just having had indirect contact with you.

Darby
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Darby 04/27/13 - 09:18 pm
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I noticed in Faithson's last post that

the only proper noun he capitalized was " Muslim Brotherhood".

Is there a message hidden there??

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dstewartsr 04/27/13 - 10:51 pm
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"...Huh oh; that should get me on a watch list!"

Funny thing about that; when that evil Bush (either one) was president, saying anything like that was considered courageously speaking "truth to power" and dissent was the highest form of patriotism.

Now it's treasonous racially inspired hate speech. You probably hate gays and club baby seals as well.

(Clubbing human babies is okay- actually, encouraged!)

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