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h/t HuffPo

When it comes to “dumb wars,” how about giving a speech about going to war in Syria ON THE SAME SIDE as al-Qaeda? On the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

More: Obama’s Syria address: do we look that dumb?

  1. #1 by Nathan Erkkila on September 11, 2013 - 10:27 pm

    Here’s the thing. Obama didn’t go into Syria. Infact, he removed the vote from Congress. So there you go. No war.

    • #2 by Richard Warnick on September 12, 2013 - 9:37 am

      So far, so good. But we still have a President who’s asserting he has the power to violate the U.N. Charter and launch a war of aggression without authorization from anybody.

      • #3 by Nathan Erkkila on September 12, 2013 - 11:19 pm

        That doesn’t mean he will. Especially considering Syria lacks in oil profits compared to Iraq and Libya.

        • #4 by Richard Warnick on September 13, 2013 - 9:00 am

          Libya is an unfortunate precedent. It’s hard to know how we can get back to the rule of law if our presidents repeatedly get away with illegal wars. Syria doesn’t have oil, but the neocons seem to view the Syrian civil war as an opportunity to start a war against Iran.

  2. #5 by Larry Bergan on September 11, 2013 - 10:52 pm

    Actually, I never saw the video, but I really love Robert Scheer’s take on the Syria affair.

    Maybe we’re actually going to get out of another damn mess the disaster capitalists want.

  3. #6 by Anonymous on September 11, 2013 - 10:58 pm

    I’m in between computers right now and OneUtah is trying to protect me from intruders – which is greatly appreciated.

    Here is the link from Robert Scheer. You’re probably going to have to manually paste it into your browser bar.

    http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/09/10-0

  4. #7 by Richard Warnick on September 12, 2013 - 9:54 am

    Oops. On Tuesday night, President Obama forgot to mention something: the CIA is already arming the Syrian rebels. Based on a secret executive decision.

  5. #8 by Richard Warnick on September 12, 2013 - 11:38 am

    Senator Bernie Sanders:

    “A lot of people are disappointed in the president in terms of this war effort, in terms of the NSA business,” he warned. “This president has got to say, and be honest about it, and say, look, our country today faces enormous crises. We are moving in the wrong direction. …And the reason that we are not moving forward is that we have right-wing extremists who are now controlling the House of Representatives, and this country is never going to go forward unless we end said right-wing rule in the House.”

    The president, Sanders insisted, has “got to draw the line in the sand. Not on Syria, but on the class warfare that is going on in America. If he does that, he will wake up people who have given up on the political process.”

  6. #9 by tumwater on September 13, 2013 - 1:20 pm

    Good question ask to the retards who voted for this scumbucket twice…when mcstain and o’bomber agree, you’re gonna have a bad time…

  7. #10 by Richard Warnick on September 13, 2013 - 1:54 pm

    What’s the matter with Christiane Amanpour? Last night on CNN she was enraged because we’re not bombing people in Damascus.

    • #11 by brewski on September 13, 2013 - 3:18 pm

      She’s an idiot and always has been an idiot since the beginning.

      • #12 by Richard Warnick on September 13, 2013 - 3:54 pm

        Amanpour didn’t make any sense at all last night, but her list of awards is pretty long.

        • #13 by brewski on September 13, 2013 - 5:40 pm

          Journalism awards from other journalists is like strip mining awards from other strip miners.

          She’s an idiot.

  8. #14 by Larry Bergan on September 15, 2013 - 1:45 pm

    The fact that I’m having to spend so much time getting my computer up and running has been a blessing because I haven’t had much time to focus on this Syria nonsense.

    I made a tea-shirt that was dedicated to the chicken-hawks during the Iraq war. It said “chickenhhawks: suit up or shut up”. I think it’s appropriate for the Syrian war hawks as well.

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