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Obama doesn't need Congress to intervene in Syria
AFP ^ | August 26, 2013

Posted on 08/26/2013 5:01:56 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

US President Barack Obama has the authority to launch air strikes against Syria. But he has to notify lawmakers in Congress -- a process which has begun, according to both sides.

"The administration is actively consulting with members of Congress, and we will continue to have these conversations in the days ahead," Kerry said Monday in a strongly-worded statement on Syria.

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1 posted on 08/26/2013 5:01:56 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Illegal war for oil!


2 posted on 08/26/2013 5:08:43 PM PDT by South40
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Notify?


3 posted on 08/26/2013 5:10:46 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Air strikes for what? To oust Assad so Al Qaeda can take his place?


4 posted on 08/26/2013 5:12:52 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

You mean John “...in the manner of Genghis Khan....” Kerry? The guy with that piece of NVA rice in his brain?


5 posted on 08/26/2013 5:14:00 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: All

No Americans have been attacked in Syria so any war by this president is lawless.


6 posted on 08/26/2013 5:14:07 PM PDT by omega4179
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
Air strikes for what?

They're one of the few remaining places we haven't bombed yet?

7 posted on 08/26/2013 5:20:27 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Presidents can now fund/give arms to foreigners to overthrow other governments and air strike against foreign nations is not really war?


8 posted on 08/26/2013 5:24:42 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

We are so, SO screwed.
What a disaster this guy has brought to us.


9 posted on 08/26/2013 5:28:58 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
He doesn't even need a valid birth certificate to attack Syria.

Now that's just scary.

10 posted on 08/26/2013 5:29:14 PM PDT by CMB_polarization
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Only six days until
September.

Please donate today.

11 posted on 08/26/2013 5:29:19 PM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: CMB_polarization

Or a drug test


12 posted on 08/26/2013 5:31:03 PM PDT by FreedomStar3028
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I take it that this means Egypt and Libyan are Utopian paradises now?

This guy is like a bull in a china shop.


13 posted on 08/26/2013 5:31:32 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
AMAZING how quiet the Anti-War liberal left is on yet another pending undeclared war by the Peace Prize President Obama, isn't it??

LBJ went from being a so called great liberal president with the liberals with his war on poverty, which is still being lost, to one of the worse presidents ever after he deepened the Nam War.

Now, Obozoliar appears to be following in the footsteps of LBJ with his lies about Assad and Syria, while covering for the Muslim Brotherhood Thugs and al Queda in Syria.


14 posted on 08/26/2013 5:31:52 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Obozoliar and his thugs in his outhouse lie 24/7/365. They are unable to tell the truth.)
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To: cripplecreek

Yup. Notify. He has a certain amount of time to notify and can conduct a war pretty much unilaterally until then. I want to say its 60 days under the war powers act.

Not that notifying congress would much matter. With congressional “leaders” like boehner, owebama can do pretty much whatever he wants.


15 posted on 08/26/2013 5:41:21 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Power disintegrates when people withdraw their obedience and support)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
somebody ought to tell the bonehead not to expect a call from the obozo
16 posted on 08/26/2013 5:41:48 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Zero going to bomb an aspirin factory?


17 posted on 08/26/2013 5:43:57 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Grampa Dave

The drone king says Obey...


18 posted on 08/26/2013 5:44:34 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Obama doesn’t need Congress to intervene in Syria

No , he’s using Kerry ,LOL


19 posted on 08/26/2013 5:52:33 PM PDT by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Congress declares war, not the President.

There is no imminent threat to the US by Syria.

Congress needs to perform their mandate and impeach this lawless person Obama.


20 posted on 08/26/2013 5:53:01 PM PDT by Ray76 (Common sense immigration reform: Enforce Existing Law)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Comrade Presidente Al Hussein Obama don’t need no steenking congress.


21 posted on 08/26/2013 6:00:54 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Kakistocracy.


22 posted on 08/26/2013 6:00:58 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: RKBA Democrat

yes, but the Clown ignored that with Libya, and he’ll ignore this too...because there are so few real men left in the D.C. establishment.

we are a Kakistocracy.


23 posted on 08/26/2013 6:02:45 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: 4rcane
Presidents can now fund/give arms to foreigners to overthrow other governments and air strike against foreign nations is not really war?

It's not war if they don't fight back.

This time, though, I believe they will.

24 posted on 08/26/2013 6:10:36 PM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Obama doesn't need Congress to intervene in Syria

Fixed it. He's got the checkbook and a stack of EO forms.

25 posted on 08/26/2013 6:11:09 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Kloonocracy - government by Clown. κλόουν / klóoun Greek (Clown)
26 posted on 08/26/2013 6:13:59 PM PDT by epluribus_2
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If I were a SEAL group scheduled for Syria, I’d be tempted to suggest buying my own helicopter, or at least scheduling my own tasks, or maybe even having a SEAL buddy be the traffic controller, or, well, hell, maybe sit this one out.


27 posted on 08/26/2013 6:14:59 PM PDT by Scooter100
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
NO WAR FOR AL QAEDA!!

28 posted on 08/26/2013 6:16:28 PM PDT by Gritty (Socialized health care has the simplicity of crappiness: liberté, égalité, merde-Mark Steyn)
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To: Jim Noble

Imagine if North Korea was firing ICBM at the US
North Korea: Calm down man, its not an act of war. Its only a war if US respond


29 posted on 08/26/2013 6:17:06 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: CMB_polarization

Probably doesn’t have a valid photo ID


30 posted on 08/26/2013 6:26:00 PM PDT by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: cripplecreek

Legally by 2 days notice.


31 posted on 08/26/2013 6:36:32 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Hypocrite.

"We have traded a dictator for a chaos that has left America less secure."

32 posted on 08/26/2013 6:42:25 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
no blood for oil photo: blood for oil bush-league.jpg

Never mind, he was Republican...

33 posted on 08/26/2013 6:43:18 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: cripplecreek

60 days...


34 posted on 08/26/2013 6:43:24 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Resident’s do list:

1. Golf
2. Bomb Syria
3. Lie
$. Golf


35 posted on 08/26/2013 6:47:27 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: RKBA Democrat; All
So, just another case of "Obama's cowboy diplomacy".

"Cowboy Obama" and his sidekick cowboy John F. "I was for it before I was against it" Kerry will send some missiles, claim they destroyed chemical weapons storage, "declare victory and go home".

"Obama's cowgirls" Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice and Samantha Powers have already been responsible for several failed "Arab Springs" in Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Tunisia etc.

Nobel Peace Prize laureate "Cowboy Obama" - sounds oxymoronic, doesn't it?

36 posted on 08/26/2013 6:48:02 PM PDT by CutePuppy (If you don't ask the right questions you may not get the right answers)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Yes, what else?


37 posted on 08/26/2013 6:50:04 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the people. T Jefferson)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Hope, this time around he will have their take out some high value Islamic Brothas goat brothels.


38 posted on 08/26/2013 6:56:45 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Vendome

Long enough to ensnare us in someone else’s mess and start screaming about the GOP wanting to cut funding to the troops if we want out.


39 posted on 08/26/2013 6:56:50 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

He can’t wait to help his Muslim buddies massacre Christian children.


40 posted on 08/26/2013 7:04:45 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Why Liberals Kill

President Obama to exit Afghanistan. But their heroes—from FDR to JFK—promoted U.S. involvement in more wars than all modern GOP presidents combined.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2009/10/17/why-liberals-kill.html


41 posted on 08/26/2013 7:52:02 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It is WAY past time to impeach the entire District of Columbia.


42 posted on 08/26/2013 7:52:25 PM PDT by butterdezillion (,)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I hope when Syria shoots back, they realize that there are only 9% of us that want war. Please adjust the counterattack towards them.


43 posted on 08/26/2013 7:52:51 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Who will watch the watchers?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Another unpaid for war? Over fake WMD’s?


44 posted on 08/26/2013 7:58:02 PM PDT by kempster
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Has Putin given Obama his okay?


45 posted on 08/26/2013 7:58:24 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: tet68

Just wait until Iran and Russia start defending Syria. This is going to get ugly real fast. Do you really trust Bathouse Barry’s Rainbow warriors to succeed?


46 posted on 08/26/2013 8:00:16 PM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Wait tell it comes out that syria’s WMD used to be saddam’s WMD ... But the Iraqis snuck ‘em over the border while the French dry humped us in the security council.


47 posted on 08/26/2013 8:19:25 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Craziness.


48 posted on 08/26/2013 8:26:28 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The left raised holy stink even after Bush got approval from Congress which the
left demanded. Then bitched about THAT. So now here we are with Obama the skirting POTUS,
skirting and twirling around every possible way to avoid Congress. And after this fiasco
is over they'll Blame the Repubs for allowing Obama to do it. Or some other invented drama.

We don't know who brought in Chemicals and until we do, we should do nothing.
Let them kill each other off until only the peaceful ones are left standing,
only because there are no peaceful Muslims in the world. And the ones hiding who are
in silence are the fifth column of Islam who will step up when the time is right to
Kill us again. BAH!

49 posted on 08/26/2013 8:29:52 PM PDT by MaxMax (If you're not pissed off, you're not paying attention)
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To: anyone

I may be alone here, but I am backing this approach. We cannot allow WMDs to be used against the innocent. I don’t care what the left said about W and Iraq. Bush was right, and this is right.

History will call out Obama as a hypocrite over his infamous condemnation of the Iraq invasion.


50 posted on 08/26/2013 8:51:58 PM PDT by guido911 (Islamic terrorists are members http://www.freerepublic.com/foof the "ROP", the "religion of pu*&ies")
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