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Skepticism Runs High On Capitol Hill
After Classified Syria Briefing

BuzzFeed, by Kate Nocera

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Posted By:drive, 9/1/2013 10:00:02 PM

WASHINGTON— Members of Congress who attended a classified briefing Sunday remained highly skeptical of voting to approve a military strike on Syria, and said the administration would need to be more specific about the exact scope of the attacks in the coming days. Congress is not set to reconvene in Washington until Sept. 9th, but roughly 60-70 representatives and several senators came to D.C on Labor Day weekend to attend the briefing. The meeting came a day after President Barack Obama announced he would seek congressional authorization for the attacks. “I’m still very skeptical about the President’s proposal. It is not clear


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 9/1/2013 10:09:32 PM     (No. 9501671)

S-T-R-E-T-C-H I-T O-U-T....Make him pay.

Barry wants to play politics, then play GOP!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Boneshaker, 9/1/2013 10:55:27 PM     (No. 9501691)

So, they aren´t buying in to Barry´s explanation: "Trust me, I know who the bad guy is but I can´t tell you how I know."

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Reply 3 - Posted by: NotaBene, 9/1/2013 11:04:20 PM     (No. 9501695)

All side have Sarin gas in Syria. The question is whether al-Qaeda did this attack to use our Air Force for their and Saudi Arabia´s designs, or not.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Sanspeur, 9/2/2013 2:32:47 AM     (No. 9501766)

Much dog wagging going on hiding all sorts of bad news.. NSA ,IRS etc..stretching the war gambit hides many sins

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Rinktum, 9/2/2013 7:00:18 AM     (No. 9501849)

Barack Obama thinks because I said so is all the reason you need.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Janjan, 9/2/2013 7:05:11 AM     (No. 9501857)

Obama has lost his mind and now desparately needs Congress to look like they have lost theirs too.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: nevernaught, 9/2/2013 7:14:09 AM     (No. 9501872)

All this preparation and shuffling of so called intelligence. Republicans were always lectured by liberals about relying on the UN in cases of attacks by foreign powers on each other.

Now we have a super leftist in the Oval office and if left alone he would have bombed Syria, because Syria was bombing the Muslim Brotherhood revolutionaries who were bombing civilians. I just don´t believe any so called evidence about Assad gassing his own people, because those making the charges are worse than Assad. Sending Long Face out there to spread your rumors isn´t the smartest thing to do. His past is rife with lies.

Granted there was a gas attack in Syria. Has this Administration proven that the attack was by Assad, I don´t see any evidence of that. This is the type of action that terrorists take when trying to gain support.

Will this Administration do the right thing, let me just say Benghazi, and that is only the tip of the iceberg. Stop lecturing us and go to the UN. Follow your own advice for once.

One more thing... get you foot off of that Historic desk, you foul mannered, spoiled example of the old axiom that power corrupts. We don´t trust you front man Kerry either.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Jebediah, 9/2/2013 7:20:24 AM     (No. 9501879)

It is VERY clear: President "Bush did it"," I vote present" etc. is setting Congress up so he will again be able, in his own mind at least, to shift blame. If Congress votes no, our noble President, who paid NO attention to Congress with his hundreds of recess appointments and regs in the past years and who earlier stated he does not NEED Congress to launch an attack, will say all his good intentions were blocked by that Body. If they vote yes and things go wrong, he will blame Congress for THAT. Meanwhile, a two day in and out with a few missiles accomplishes absolutely nothing beyond an attempt to shied Obama via his red line comment......and NOBODY believes it will. Israel will face retaliation if we bomb as well, but what the heck........it´s only Israel. What an absolute AMATEUR.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: caddyjak, 9/2/2013 7:33:25 AM     (No. 9501897)

If Obama is really a "Christian", he should know that the first task of the rebels is to burn Christian Churches and murder as many Christians as they can. The world-wide persecution of Christians continues unabated but seriously aided by U.S. funding.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: pucky1, 9/2/2013 7:35:03 AM     (No. 9501900)

That Assad had chemical weapons has been known for years. That he used them stretches back before June.

Why is the Admin just now getting around to deciding what to do? Doesn´t anyone here have foresight and the ability to plan for contingencies?

Almost everything this guy does is impromptu.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Intentional, 9/2/2013 7:54:16 AM     (No. 9501947)

Ask Israel what to do and then do that.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Th-Gr-Sil-Majority, 9/2/2013 8:02:01 AM     (No. 9501958)

...clarity requires honesty. With this administration such a thing is an oxymnoron...

...after the summer we have had of Barry and his boys and girls clearing the air on Benghazi, the IRS and other assorted "phony scandals", lets not rush into war...

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Reply 13 - Posted by: udanja99, 9/2/2013 8:21:30 AM     (No. 9501978)

Remember when both Clintons, Pelosi, Reid, Kerry and many others made speeches about intelligence showing that Saddam had WMD´s? And remember when they conveniently forgot all about that intelligence when they decided to use Iraq to "get Bush"? Well, I´d say it´s about time we used their own tactics against the demoncrats.

This time zippy, unlike Bush, really is trying to go it alone. Plus, I don´t know why anyone would believe anything that this administration says. This is the perfect time for the Republicans to say to the dems and the WH, "You told the world that Bush lied about Saddam´s WMD´s, so why should WE believe YOU now? Get involved in Syria´s civil war? He!! no! Oh, and by the way, where exactly did Assad get his WMD´s"?

You know what they say about payback. It´s long past time for some serious payback.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Illinois Resident, 9/2/2013 8:53:00 AM     (No. 9502007)

Barry is afraid that Kerry is acting too "presidential"; it is not about Syria.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: zbogwan2, 9/2/2013 8:55:47 AM     (No. 9502010)

After the Obama Mobs Serial Lying about Benghazi, who would believe a thing they say about Syria and Sarin Gas now, even if it´s actually true?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Joe Btfsplk, 9/2/2013 9:02:30 AM     (No. 9502018)

"The Buck Stops There" Barack H. Obama - Aug. 31,2013

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Grambo, 9/2/2013 9:06:31 AM     (No. 9502024)

By now both sides have moved their assets underground. You´re a couple golf games too late, Obie.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: strike3, 9/2/2013 9:18:47 AM     (No. 9502044)

If there is anything funny about this whole situation, it´s that obama is pushing an attack to try to save his credibility.

That ship sailed quite a few high tides ago.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 9/2/2013 9:18:48 AM     (No. 9502045)

Because of the feelings from their constituents, the members of Congress will not have qualms about voting this resolution down. The Republicans, for their part, would not mind having him dangling out there without support.
This man is in a mess of trouble and Axelrod better have some good input to offer.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Deedo, 9/2/2013 10:01:47 AM     (No. 9502107)

Not so curious is the article´s lack of use of the term, "weapons of mass destruction". A typical double standard by the left.

We can´t have people saying, "Obama lied and kids died" ad nauseum, now can we?

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Reply 21 - Posted by: stryker714, 9/2/2013 10:09:09 AM     (No. 9502119)

Right #1, Bamboozler is getting some good mileage out of the Syria debacle. The Syria news cycle will eclipse everything else such as all the scandals and his miserable failure in Egypt for at least as long as Congress is in recess and then some.

Correct #11, It´s highly suspect the lightweight administruation is all gun ho, just when their reign is hitting rock bottom. "We suck, lets´ go to war!". ha ha.

Kerry is certainly a programmed robot lately. Oh what a statesman he is! lol. A makin´ that case. After seeing him on the second run of Fox News Sunday at 140, I was laughing pretty hard. Red Bull energized perhaps? Too bad most of us would not buy a used car from him or walk across a cross walk with him sitting in a yielding car. Otherwise he is quite believable. /s off.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: RancherJack, 9/2/2013 10:14:04 AM     (No. 9502126)

Women and children will die in the next Obama-directed gas attack and he will hang those deaths around Republican necks.

Obama is the one doing this.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: ruready?, 9/2/2013 10:37:49 AM     (No. 9502170)

Incoming - a Cruz missile attack on cruise missiles.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 9/2/2013 10:51:03 AM     (No. 9502185)

I still believe that Obama just loves this
misdirection so that the multiple scandals are no longer in the news, much less in the headlines. He could care less about which Islamic group rules any Mid East Nation,as long as they are not under sectarian direction. Obviously many folks have forgotten his upbringing, where he was taught Colonialism is a bad thing and he wants the Muslims to be in charge in as many Countries as possible.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: flatwater, 9/2/2013 11:22:14 AM     (No. 9502252)

If you´re wondering about that picture of Wise King Barky looking under his desk....

....He´s just telling Chris Matthews to give his kneepads a rest and take a fifteen minute break.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Kansas Matters, 9/2/2013 11:39:23 AM     (No. 9502276)

The Congress should not vote one way or the other on this. Obama said that if they vote ´no´, he still has the authority to call for a strike, and may do so. If he needs the authorization, then he is announcing in advance that he may ignore what the Congress says and violate the law. If he does not need the authorization, then why vote. Why should Congress let itself be used by Obama?

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Reply 27 - Posted by: bullhead, 9/2/2013 11:56:47 AM     (No. 9502300)

Ldotters, if you oppose US military involvement in Syria, contact your Congresspersons. We must stop the Obama madness at least on this issue.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 9/2/2013 12:11:14 PM     (No. 9502319)

Dems will soon be horse trading their Syria vote for a new bridge or ´urban relief projects´ in their districts.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: strike3, 9/2/2013 12:16:52 PM     (No. 9502326)

If obama says he "can strike in a day, a week, or a month" why did a big group of Congress cut their holiday short and show up for work on a Sunday? Something smells in Washington, over and above the usual.

Everything out of Pinnochio´s mouth is a lie, a half-truth or a CYA measure. This all smells of DESPERATION. The longer it drags out, the worse he looks. It works in our favor though because after the strike on Syria, WW3 will follow.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Butch59, 9/2/2013 12:26:03 PM     (No. 9502339)

Since they are directly in the line of fire, I would ask Israel what they would do in this situation. They at least are closer to the situation and have probably the best intelligence apparatus there is. And no, I don´t support an attack of any kind. Ask yourself the question "Who will an attack benefit"? Is darn sure isn´t the US.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 9/2/2013 1:28:47 PM     (No. 9502424)

Obama huffed and puffed and made empty threats and now he´s crying Mommy
and wants Congress to
become the de facto Commanders in Chief.
Some Syrians killed some other Syrians ( allegedly ) and now Obama wants Congress to order a
missile strike to kill more Syrians.
Do I have this right ?
Obama wants to completely destabilize the Mideast based on hair samples collected
by some Syrian EMTs .
Obama has shamelessly shown more concern for the 1400 dead Syrians than he ever has
for the 1,904 American flag draped coffins that have returned to Dover AFB
since he was inaugurated.
Children are routinely shot and murdered in Chicago and Barry shrugs.
He traipsed around Africa with his wife and daughters and ignored the humanitarian disaster in Darfur.
Barry has finally succeeded in uniting the world.
Against him and his bizarre warmongering .

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Reply 32 - Posted by: danvillebill, 9/2/2013 2:13:45 PM     (No. 9502471)

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Reply 33 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 9/2/2013 2:41:09 PM     (No. 9502508)

OK, Israel, live up to your signage and save us now. We are currently leaderless.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 9/2/2013 6:31:49 PM     (No. 9502676)

No sense my repeating what #7 already said. Well put. But, I would like to know who were the 60 to 70 members (aside from Leahy) who broke away from their August junkets to travel to D.C. and receive the briefing.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: tulipwood, 9/2/2013 7:14:52 PM     (No. 9502719)

Poor Barry. He peeked out from behind Valerie´s skirt for one second too long, and now he can´t find a place to hide.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: LAW428, 9/2/2013 9:54:20 PM     (No. 9502852)

It´s sad to say, but I would trust Assad to tell the truth sooner than Barack HUSSEIN Obama, Barry Soetoro, or whatever his real name is.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: badrad, 9/2/2013 10:34:45 PM     (No. 9502901)

Since destabilizing Libya against the Israelis wishes-they had a non-aggression aide deal with Ghaddafi (how quickly the spelling of his name fades?) They also have an understanding with Syria so why do we want to help the rebels who pal around with al Qaeda and the Mussie Bros?

And the Saudis who keep us tied to their skirts with oil and some cooperation? We already removeed the Saddamn threat and they send in that goofball Iman who we no longer see on daily TV--the slums of Baghdad one? probably in the cabinet.

Let Russia secularize them. You cannot help people who will not help themselves which is a pity because the weak, the women and children take the brunt of it, but Harry S Truman made a precedent setting choice--American blood of the many million military people to fight a ground war or the aggressors blood even if civilian.

The Mussies attacked American and other countries people in world trade center with no care for civilian casualties. The world was just annoyed that we took it less than lightly. The ones who helped varied but valiant Poles then got shafted by the Prez.

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Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it

Atlanta Braves flooded with Hank
Aaron hate mail: He’s a ‘s*****g’

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Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 3:23:19 PM     Post Reply
Hank Aaron’s recent comments about the need for America to realize that racism is still very much alive and thriving — only now due to those who wear “neckties and starched shirts” rather than KKK hoods — has sparked an angry backlash and many fans are turning the tables, calling the baseball legend himself a racist. “Hank Aaron is a s*****g piece of [expletive] [racial slur],” one man said in an email to the Atlanta Braves’ front office, one of the teams Mr. Aaron used to play for, CBS News reported. “My old man instilled in my mind from a

If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown
Washington, what should you do?

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The Week, by Marc Ambinder    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 4:51:46 AM     Post Reply
Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists´ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K

Megyn Kelly and the
Sandberg Head Shaker

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American Thinker, by Richard F. Miniter    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/15/2014 9:16:05 AM     Post Reply
Megyn Kelly’s "Kelly File" is a great news show. She’s incisive, informed and customarily handles the toughest guest with aplomb. But her lengthy interview of Facebook C.O.O. Sheryl Sandberg about her second book in the Lean In series Lean In: For Graduates was a head shaker. Amazing that she of all people allowed Sandberg to restring the same old, same old, shamed, and shopworn feminist myths about women and girls and then jangle it in front of her viewing audience like something new out of the box. Indeed Kelly all but genuflected in front of this woman. Kept her on thru

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/15/2014 9:25:28 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast

Obama Selects First Openly Gay
Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer

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Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 12:46:05 PM     Post Reply
President Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: (Tweet) Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive

Developing: Russian fighter jet buzzes
U.S. Navy destroyer in Black Sea

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Associated Press, by Lolita C. Baldor    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 12:49:12 PM     Post Reply
A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a U.S. military official said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the official said the Russian Fencer flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level. Ship commanders considered the actions provocative and inconsistent with international agreements, prompting the ship to issue several radio queries and warnings. The fighter appeared to be unarmed and never was in danger of

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