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How would you rate President Obama's leadership at home during the Syrian crisis?

  1. Solid
  2. Wishy-washy
  3. Lacking
 
 
 
 
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MarkHighwater

Sep-05-13 2:43 AM

Why not just declare "Mission Accomplished"

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TheDiogenist

Sep-05-13 3:58 AM

They thought about commenting, but decided against it until a more opportune time.

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muleskinner

Sep-05-13 4:18 AM

Obama is the President of the United States? Stop the presses.

When the US invaded Iraq, General Tommy Franks declared, "We don't do body counts."

Question: Why are the recent chemical weapon deaths of 1429 Syrians count? All of a sudden body counts are important? Sure they are. Just a way to get the war on.

The war drums in Warshington are beating to a different tune now.

Stupid hypocrites.

Let's go to war in Syria and forget about domestic issues, they don't count, just like bodies in Iraq.

Let's have more war, it pays better than anything. It's all about money, nothing else.

President Obomba is a fool and a tool.

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animal

Sep-05-13 8:38 AM

His (leadership) is a joke, unless you look closer, and see what his real goals are! The Syrians didn't use WMD's the radical muslims used them to give the emperor a opening to get involved and help them! That is who he is, a radical muslim extremist and who he wants in power!

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EarlyBird

Sep-05-13 8:51 AM

Crappy Crappy Crappy does not make me Happy Happy Happy!!

Just like all politicians he has to many pet projects to have time to be any good to anyone but himself and the extended generations of his own family.

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muleskinner

Sep-05-13 9:52 AM

He probably couldn't play an extra round of golf and it is making him angry, that's why he wants to attack Syria, who is backed by Russia, and the Chinese don't want any war either.

It's up to the US Congress to sanction more war. They've got the goods on Assad, so it's time to bomb them into the stone age too. The US gov must love death.

Obama is the Nobel Peace Prize winner, so it's ok for him to go to war. He can get back to his golf game.

War is Peace

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muleskinner

Sep-05-13 10:12 AM

You're purdy darn good at berating and belittling. Trying to get somebody's goat or what?

willgar(bage) dishes it out, but I don't think he can take it.

Odds are Obama plays golf again. He must be going through a pack of Kools these days too.

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MattRothchild

Sep-05-13 11:59 AM

"Solid"? You're missing a letter. "Soiled" might work better.

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disgusted

Sep-05-13 12:33 PM

I have yet to read one word of support for Obama from the libs. Only snide remarks and deflection. Where is your solid support for Obama and his limited 60 day attack with the possibility of a one time extension against someone who used saran gas? That someone whom we do not know. Obama spoke off the cuff far from the words of his advisors. Is that a reason to attack another country in the midst of a civil war?

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locomotive

Sep-05-13 3:09 PM

I think disgusted has a valid point. If some of Pres. Obama's supporters here do agree with "his limited 60 day attack with the possibility of a one time extension against someone who used saran gas," then let's hear about it. Why the continued "snide remarks and deflection" Veritas?

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disgusted

Sep-05-13 3:32 PM

locomotive, I think they find it hard to support Obama because for years they have touted that only republicans start wars. Now, they have Obama who drew the line in the sand or red paint or whatever who is now saying he DIDN'T say it and he wants to pass the buck. We still don't know who actually used the saran gas. So who do we strike and who do we 'support'?

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locomotive

Sep-05-13 4:46 PM

Politico 8-29-13

"House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi pressed top administration officials Thursday night to take military action to punish Syrian President Bashar Assad in response to reports that he used chemical weapons in his nation’s ongoing civil war.

"'It is clear that the American people are weary of war. However, Assad gassing his own people is an issue of our national security, regional stability and global security,' Pelosi said in a statement after the 90-minute conference call with members of the National Security Council and 26 high-ranking lawmakers."

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namexxx

Sep-05-13 5:25 PM

The nation's #1 beer guzzlers have determined that President Obama's leadership is lacking.

They should forward this poll to the White House.

I'm sure the administration would love to know what America's falling down drunks think about the geo-political conundrum in Syria.

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MattRothchild

Sep-05-13 5:27 PM

"Who is actually confirming the possibility of rebels having the means to dispurse saran gas against the Syrian Army/Civilians?"

"VERITAS", it was the UN that originally reported this. We never heard from that report again.

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locomotive

Sep-05-13 5:28 PM

More from Politico

"But then, according to another source, Pelosi shifted gears. Pelosi 'said we should do something,' the second source said, adding that Pelosi was advocating for action...'"

"The growing frustration in Congress mirrors that in the British Parliament where a Thursday vote rejected Prime Minister David Cameron’s efforts to join a coalition for the use of force in Syria. But Obama is ready to go it alone if he can’t get international support.

"'The officials made clear that the administration’s focus is on preventing Assad from using chemical weapons again,' a Senate aide told POLITICO. 'The administration is figuring out the best way to do that, and is seeking as much international support as possible but won’t let that dictate what our policy will be.'"

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MattRothchild

Sep-05-13 5:32 PM

Google search: Carla Del Ponte

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locomotive

Sep-05-13 5:49 PM

I see namexxx, the ray of sunshine, doesn't have much to say other than he thinks certain "drunks" should not have any opinions about President Obama's leadership at home during the Syrian crisis.

He's entitled to that less-than-accurate-or-polite opinion of his, as well as his own thoughts about the present administration's leadership abilities.

Free country for all yet, even for those who drink beer.

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locomotive

Sep-05-13 6:00 PM

You don't have to shed any crocodile tears yet for the Republican party, Veritas. My goodness, election 2014 is more than a year away! Very premature...

Let the present administration do what it's going to do about this Syrian issue, amid the madly swirling hoopla and brouhaha from both parties. Plenty of time for reflection and/or deflection afterwards.

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locomotive

Sep-05-13 6:02 PM

Veritas sez: Funny how you listen to rational journalists/scholars and they say "The world is weary of war primarily because of the circumstances of the US in 2003"

Funny how a publication source for those "rational journalists/scholars" can't be cited. Not at a time like this, I suppose?

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locomotive

Sep-05-13 6:24 PM

My bias, my denial is a wall of shame? Great deflection that, from the issue at hand.

From yahoo news...

"In his interview on PBS’s "NewsHour" Wednesday night, Obama referred to “a shot across the bow,” which sounds brief and perhaps largely symbolic.

"He also made a point of emphasizing that he’s thinking in terms of “limited, tailored approaches, not getting drawn into a long conflict, not a repetition of, you know, Iraq, which I know a lot of people are worried about.”

"As with all conflicts, there are likely to be what former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld referred to as “unknown unknowns” – “the ones we don't know we don't know.”

"For example, observes John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity****, “Obama on the 'NewsHour' last night seemed not to appreciate that what he might do to persuade Assad from using gas again might make it more likely that Al Qaeda would obtain access to poison gas.”

"Such unknowns may be adding to public wariness

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locomotive

Sep-05-13 6:31 PM

Veritas, if you think Pres. Obama's leadership has been stellar, that he should at least do his "shot across the bow" manuever, that the warships should do a little "shock and awe" for those fighting in Syria, then by all means, tell us about it.

DustOff hasn't been less verbose about this Syrian issue than about any other issue he has an opinion about. What I've seen from "the usual suspects" is an increase in deflection (Booosh) and a larger quota of slammies.

Yes, we're all enthralled with the deftness of sarcasm used to deride conservatives for, well, everything, but now it's time to declare your support for an administrative "action" in Syria.

Waiting for it...

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locomotive

Sep-05-13 6:38 PM

From Huffington Post 8-29-13

Rumsfeld also joined Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) in criticizing the administration over leaks on potential air strikes in Syria.

"The idea of demystifying what you're going to do for the enemy is mindless," Rumsfeld said. "I can't imagine what they're thinking, why they would want the Assad regime to have crystal clarity."

That one's a real quote, Veritas.

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disgusted

Sep-05-13 8:51 PM

I have yet to see anyone write the defense for Obama's yes we attack, no we don't, it isn't me, it belongs to the congress. McCain, yes before he is a no. Good grief.

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Missy1

Sep-05-13 10:27 PM

Not great. The United State can't even protect their own, much less another countries. We back them, oops, we should not have done that. We give them money, Our tax dollars, oops, sorry. Do I like this, no. But, I have lost faith in this government.

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Missy1

Sep-05-13 10:43 PM

No honey, your President.

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