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Rep. Grayson: Obama case for Syria 'doesn't make any sense'
The Hill ^ | 9/02/13 | Justin Sink

Posted on 09/02/2013 4:19:39 PM PDT by Libloather

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) said Monday that the administration's argument that letting Syria's use of sarin gas last month go unchecked would hurt U.S. security was "not logical" and did not "make any sense."

Administration officials have argued that the U.S. should respond to the attack because the failure to do so would send a message to other regimes — and terror groups — that the use of chemical weapons was acceptable.

But in an interview with CNN's "New Day," Grayson said that too few countries had chemical weapons for that to be a concern.

"There's only four countries in the world that have chemical weapons," Grayson said. "The largest of the four is the United States. So are we trying to send a message to ourselves? That's not logical."

The Florida Democrat went on to reject the argument made by Secretary of State John Kerry on ABC News' "This Week" that a failure to respond " will be granting a blanket license to Assad to continue to gas and we will send the wrong message to Iran, North Dkorea and other countries.

"I've heard that theory before somehow one country's actions will affect another country's and another country's and another country's," Grayson said. "It's just the Domino argument again. We'll call it the 'bomb-ino' argument. It's not logical, doesn't make any sense."

Grayson said the chemical attack on the Damascus suburbs "absolutely" did not threaten American national security interests.

"We are not the world's policeman," he said. "We can't afford this anymore, these military adventures that lead us into wars that last for a decade or more. It's wrong. We need to cut it off before it even happens."

The White House argues if the U.S. does not act, Hezbollah and Iran, among others, would see there are no consequences for violating the international law against using chemical weaons.

"Anyone who is concerned about Iran and its efforts in the region should support this action," a White House official said.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; US: Florida; US: Massachusetts; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 113th; alangrayson; bho44; bhomiddleeast; florida; floriduh; grayson; iran; israel; johnkerry; lebanon; maheralassad; massachusetts; obama; russia; syria; thebrotherdidit; unitedkingdom; waronterror
Grayson said the chemical attack on the Damascus suburbs "absolutely" did not threaten American national security interests.

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1 posted on 09/02/2013 4:19:39 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Hell must have froze over...I agree with this barking moonbat libtard...


2 posted on 09/02/2013 4:23:33 PM PDT by Popman
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To: Libloather

Bluto: What? Over? Did you say "over"? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!
Otter: [to Boon] Germans?
Boon: Forget it, he's rolling.

3 posted on 09/02/2013 4:23:44 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is. (Yogi Berra))
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To: Libloather

...if wing nut Grayson isn’t going along with this Odungo is in trouble


4 posted on 09/02/2013 4:24:06 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Libloather

To all the liberal hawks including those in the main stream media , remember ? Let UN sanctions work before any action in Syria.


5 posted on 09/02/2013 4:26:50 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Libloather

Well a broken clock you know..so they say.


6 posted on 09/02/2013 4:28:34 PM PDT by JSDude1 (Is John Boehner the Neville Chamberlain of American Politics?)
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To: Libloather

OMG....OMG.....OMG....I HATE that I’m agreeing with this NUTJOB!!! Maybe I should re think my position.....NAH...blind squirrel.....and Grayson is NOTHING if not SQUIRRELY!


7 posted on 09/02/2013 4:29:03 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: JSDude1

I’m feeling so conflicted......


8 posted on 09/02/2013 4:29:24 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: JSDude1

First Calypso Louis, now Grayson.


9 posted on 09/02/2013 4:29:49 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Libloather

Grayson? Isn’t he that guy who’s nuts?


10 posted on 09/02/2013 4:35:12 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Libloather

This is why he has to get those two idiots, McCain and Graham on board. Let the Republicans allow him to save face.


11 posted on 09/02/2013 4:35:23 PM PDT by Yogafist
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To: Libloather

12 posted on 09/02/2013 4:35:25 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: Libloather

I don’t know where he gets four countries having chemical weapons. That is absurdly low. My understanding is that it is closer to 30.


13 posted on 09/02/2013 4:36:11 PM PDT by erlayman
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To: Popman

I feel dirty but I agree with him too.~shudder


14 posted on 09/02/2013 4:38:55 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Libloather

Blind pig, broken clock...


15 posted on 09/02/2013 4:40:58 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Libloather
Maybe the weapons that got into wrong hands in Libya are in Syria and Obama wants to destroy them before they are used by the wrong people, with the whole gas thing being a farce.
16 posted on 09/02/2013 4:43:04 PM PDT by CMB_polarization
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To: Libloather

The dems plan is to make the stoopid party responsible. You don’t think they are going to lose elections because of this do you?

Doing this will also be a great way to cause more havoc in the GOP. Which it will work.


17 posted on 09/02/2013 4:43:37 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Doogle

Barky’s strategos are banking that enough Republicans go along with this so the lefties will be able vote no and yet Barky will get his authorization. The Graysons don’t really care about bombing Syria as long as they can say “I didn’t go along.” to their extremist supporters The only fly in the ointment comes if the authorization is defeated in a bi partisan vote. Then the Graysons in Congress will be stuck when Barky sends the Tomahawks anyway. The problem for everyone is what happens if the attacks kill Russians or Chinese and what happens if those Syrian coast defense SSMs reach out and touch one or two of those Arleigh Burkes in the Med.


18 posted on 09/02/2013 4:52:58 PM PDT by xkaydet65 (.You have never tasted freedom, else you would know it is purchased not with gold but with steel)
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To: Lancey Howard

Yes. So, why would anyone care what he says?


19 posted on 09/02/2013 4:55:45 PM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: Popman

I hate to agree with this lunatic.


20 posted on 09/02/2013 5:22:26 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter
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To: Doogle
Tom Harkin waffled...
21 posted on 09/02/2013 5:22:42 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Libloather

Leave it to Obama to put conservatives in position where they agree with Alan Grayson


22 posted on 09/02/2013 5:25:36 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Government: Slimy used car salesmen writing laws forcing you to buy their cars)
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To: Libloather

Wow, knock me over with a feather... I’m in agreement with this nutcase.


23 posted on 09/02/2013 5:27:38 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Libloather

A man that never makes any sense says the government’s proposed action doesn’t make any sense. I have to say he makes sense.


24 posted on 09/02/2013 5:36:36 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Henry Hnyellar
So, why would anyone care what he says?

I care. If Grayson votes against attacking Syria, I will be grateful to him for doing the right thing in this case. My Conservative GOP representative will probably lick Obama's boots on this issue.

25 posted on 09/02/2013 6:02:42 PM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: Texas Songwriter
I hate to agree with this lunatic.

I hate to agree with Obama even more.

26 posted on 09/02/2013 6:04:20 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Popman
Even Spock with a beard was logical.

McCain and Graham on the other hand, are bark at the moon nuts.

27 posted on 09/02/2013 6:11:01 PM PDT by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: Libloather
Well this is going well for once. One small step for the free universe. One large enlightenment moment for a card carrying group thinker.
28 posted on 09/02/2013 6:11:52 PM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: Libloather; a fool in paradise

As they say, a blind chicken can find a broken clock twice a day!


29 posted on 09/02/2013 6:15:13 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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