Israel can fight their own battles. We've certainly funded and armed them well enough to do so.
I for one and very happy that we didn't end up firing off anything towards Syria although it had nothing to do with the strength of our president or his reputation for backing up what he says. It is not that the conservatives are happy about Putin, it is just the opposite. But, when we have a president that proves he is weak and gets schooled by one of our biggest rivals it is bad for the country on the world stage.
And now, while the pres is dancing around in the WH lawn and sending presents to Iran, Netanyahu is at the UN warning everyone not to take their eye off the ball. Since he is pretty much on the front line I would prefer to listen to him than a President and Secretary of State that got fooled by the old switcheroo and is now trying to call it a perfectly executed Statue of Liberty play.
I love how Obama is getting credit for avoiding war in Iran when he was the one pushing the hardest for it. It was the public that shut him down and Congress responded to the public.
This proves it, the left can spin anything. They can serve shit at a 5 star restaurant and people will order more and rave about how good it was. Rachael Madcow is ready to award Barry another Nobel and turn straight and marry Barry.
Bravo, factoryconnection, the left repeatedly proves how gullible and stupid the masses are and how corrupt and biased the media has become.
For the record, that is our entire conservative contingent pining for a president that is a KGB strongman, one that brutally and remorselessly mows down opposition movements (South Ossetia comes to mind) because he looks good shirtless, all while wailing and moaning that Obama's sabre-rattling didn't end with us dumping more Marines and soldiers into a foreign civil war, with tomahawks streaming overhead at $600K/pop (forgive me if my catalog prices need updates). They unsurprisingly throw in some ad hominem and call out liberals for being unable to debate.
Oh, no! We didn't go to war and instead have gotten the UNSC to actually budge on Syria at all. Oh, no! We may be moving back from constant, unveiled threats about and from Iran for the first time in 35 years. Oh, no! Our president is skinny and hasn't killed with his bare hands. Oh, no! What will we ever do?
Don't forget the wars on poverty and drugs. Seems like we create more of what we're fighting against. Hang on as we create more despots and terrorists.
Well, America went to war at its beginning to become a free Nation. And yes , we have been at war one way or another since. So, what's the problem ?
Well said, nofaith.
This is the closest you'll ever see matt or chris come to calling out obama. Naturally it falls way short of actually doing so, but it is clearly motivated out of a sense of disapproval. It always stings like a bitch when one's misplaced and irrational hero worship meets reality. Still, I give matt an "A" for effort. matt, chris, and the deluded sycophants at the CCP can no more turn on little Barry Soetoro than the Fonze could say he was wrong.
Thank you for proving my point about an honest discussion with liberals who call themselves centrists.
"It's that the business elite and the men and women behind the military-industrial complex haven't figured out how they can profit off an attack on Syria."
Think about what you have written.
The military industrial complex profits when the war commences. It is no more complicated than that. For every missile launched, bullet fired or MRE consumed in a war must be replenished. The MIC profits from restocking the shelves, period. So, there is nothing to "figure out" when talking about profiting from an attack on Syria.
The reason that Obama capitulated is because Vlad was having none of it. Syria has Tartus, the Russian's only remaining naval base outside of the former Soviet Union, and a critical facility for Russia to remain relevant and project power in the Mediterranean.
Obama didn't listen to the will of the people (he rarely does). He backed down when Putin threatened to escalate the conflict if Obama ordered a Syrian strike.
Then Vlad rubbed his nose in it with a stinging rebuke published by the New York Times. Obama is an amateur, and incapable of playing world politics at the level of a former KGB operative like Putin.
Obama plays golf. Putin rides horse bareback and kicks ass at Judo.
We have seen both men in photos, shirtless, at the beach. Who do you think is going to kick the others ass?
What I love about Obama's red line, which to be fair, is the Geneva Protocol (not Convention, a popular, incorrect assumption) red line, is the implication that it's still perfectly acceptable to murder people we disagree with as long as we do so in a "humane" manner. Which I think is extremely ridiculous. But that's just me.
And the tragedy - or beauty, depending on who you ask - of a war on an intangible idea such as terror is that it can be as prolonged and profitable as our corporate oligarchy of a government desires and as long as our society is willing to tolerate. No president, for the rest of your or my life, Democrat, Republican, Socialist, Authoritarian, or otherwise will ever declare the War on Terror over. So, settle in I guess.
"why you can't have an honest back and forth with liberals."
Yeah, referring to our president as a pussy is honest back and forth.
Speaking of course of school yard insults.
And again, I am a centrist, not a liberal.
Messiah? Talk about an idiot.
The problem is solved and American lives were not put at risk because the guys with the big boy pants pushed our president in the puddle and took his ball. The failed anti war presidential candidate opened his mouth and got his ass spanked as well when Putin and al-Assad called his bluff and made him and the Commander in Chief's "red line" statement as dependable as anything else that comes out of his mouth.
He was doing everything he could to get the Congress to sign off on him playing Call of Duty over in the Middle East so he could do whatever he felt like doing. He was attempting the same in the UN but he has proven to be a weak leader and the US doesn't command the respect that we should since we have the largest and best equipped military in the world. But, since he has no respect in our country or in the world it failed miserably, pretty much like everything else he attempts or manages to get implemented. That way if military action failed he could blame it on someone else, which is what he always does because he has no leadership ability.
As for your last homophobic assertion that is yet another illustration of why you can't have an honest back and forth with liberals. There is no ability to be introspective and say gee, the guy I support blindly because that is what I am told to do screwed up pretty badly. When liberals can't support their argument they resort to school yard insults and attempts at character assassination.
FCB, you are an idiot. The American people up in arms and a strong nudge from Putin kept us from war. Obama was made to look like the fool that he is, first with his red line and then with an open letter from Vlad to the American people actually telling it like it is. Your Messiah was all for war, because of a red line he invented.
And anyone who thinks Assad used the chemical weapons is as big a fool as you. Reports came out last year of rebels seizing Syrian chemical weapons that were never found. You think maybe those were the weapons used against Syrian civilians to get a knee jerk reaction from dumbed down Americans like yourself?Assad was handling these Al-Queda rebel scum, who Obama and McCain want to align us with, and he (Assad) wouldn't had neeeded to use chemical weapons in the first place. What would he have to gain? Absolutely nothing. But Obama drones such as yourself will follow your Messiah right over the cliff, and won't question a thing as long as your Master says it to be true.
If President Obama had really wanted a war we would certainly have one.
Instead, the problem is settled with no loss of anymore of our troops lives.
If that makes him a pussy, well you are what you eat dickhead.
Obama breaking the cycle of war? Obama is the one who wants to go into Syria which would likely cause a much larger war in that part of the world. He is also the one that promised to get us out of Iraq, which he did on the same time table that Bush had set. He also promised that we will be out of Afghanistan and has given a date for the Taliban to wait for so they can take back over the country and grow some more terrorists.
Not saying that Romney wouldn't have wanted to go in as well, he said as much during the campaign. Obama, however, said he wouldn't pursue military action in Syria but now he clearly wants the authority to do so. Had we had Romney in office, though, I doubt seriously that the presidents of Syria and Russia would have made the American president look like a pussy in the same manner they made Obama their bitch. Now Rowhani has just flipped him off and made him look like a dipshit so he could go back to Iran and build a nuke or two to lob over to Israel.
Maybe President Obama has broken the cycle of war.
If we still had a President Bush or if we had a President Romney our military guys would be being killed in Syria right now.
All my life too, and I am certainly older than you are. What explains it? Abrahamic religion? Capitalism? Paranoia? Education? Confluence of these and other factors? Who can say? And, knowing, what can we do about it?
Clarkie, all college sports are roughly the same length time wise and all play less games than the pros. Tons of kids that would never get a college education are able to thanks to athletics. If they choose to squander that they have no one to blame but themselves.
College football is not a "short season" sport. There is spring practice, summer workouts, fall camp, then a season that starts around September 1st and lasts until December. then there are playoffs and the bowl games that go into January. College football is a solid 8 months a year.
Football & basketball pay for everything else. So while there are some morons in those two sports, there are true student-athletes in the other sports getting a free education thanks to football & basketball. Most of which are black and/or female, which should make any liberal happy.
Yep, most all institutions of higher learning are givien millions from its sports org. mostly Football even though its a short season sport. These Students can do anything with a football but sign it.
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