Tweet of the Day: On Democrat war actions versus Republican war actions

Posted by: ST on September 4, 2013 at 8:09 pm

From @divadoll123:

Sounds about right, unfortunately. Any number of Democrat “leaders” fall under this double standard – Pelosi, Kerry, etc.

Anyway, as to the latest developments on the President’s quest to get “Congressional approval” even though he says he doesn’t need it, Fox News reports (via):

President Obama cleared his first hurdle on Wednesday in his push for a military strike in Syria, as a key Senate panel voted to authorize the use of force.

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 10-7, with one senator voting present, to approve a military strike in response to a deadly chemical weapons attack last month. The full Senate is expected to vote on the measure next week.

The vote came after Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., raised objections to an earlier draft. The objections forced lawmakers to renegotiate the measure; McCain ultimately won tougher language clarifying that U.S. policy would be aimed at changing the momentum on the ground. He was among the 10 who voted for the final resolution, after getting two amendments added.

“These amendments are vital to ensuring that any U.S. military operations in Syria are part of a broader strategy to change the momentum on the battlefield in Syria,” McCain said in a statement afterward. “That strategy must degrade the military capabilities of the Assad regime while upgrading the military capabilities of moderate Syrian opposition forces. These amendments would put the Congress on the record that this is the policy of the United States, as President Obama has assured me it is.”

The resolution specifically would permit Obama to order a limited military mission against Syria, as long as it doesn’t exceed 90 days and involves no American troops on the ground for combat operations. The Democratic chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, Sen. Bob Menendez, and the panel’s top Republican, Sen. Bob Corker, crafted the resolution.

The vote was nevertheless close. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who voted against the measure, said he remains “unconvinced that the use of force proposed here will work.”

This resolution will likely pass the full (Democrat-controlled) Senate, but as the article notes, there may be trouble with getting it to pass in the House, where there appears to be a deeper divide – one which even crosses party lines a bit – when it comes to possible military action. Stay tuned.


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3 Responses to “Tweet of the Day: On Democrat war actions versus Republican war actions”


  1. Steve Skubinna says:

    You know, if I were a petty childish ignoramus I’d be tempted to call them chickenhawks.

    But nope, not gonna roll in the muck with the pigs on this one.

  2. Drew the Infidel says:

    The last thing this country needs is another proxy war a la Korea and Vietnam. Kerry and Obhammud are pushing this “red line” and “changed calculus” chemical warfare crap but we have seen this before. The Gulf of Tonkin incident, used as justification for the Vietnam War, never happened. The jury is still out on who used chemical weapons against whom in Syria.

    There is little reason to think we can call all the shots in a war with Syria. If we attack them, we own the situation. They will be part of our future for a long time. The days of using drones to play “voyeur warrior” are coming to an end.

    The biggest agitator in that region is Syria’s proxy, Iran. That being the case, if we are going to war let’s administer a good ol’ country ass kicking to them and tell Syria, Russia, China and whoever else objects to go f*ck themselves.

    “Tar-baby ain’t sayin’ nuthin’, en Brer Fox, he lay low.”–Joel Chandler Harris from “Uncle Remus, Legends of the Old Plantation” (1881)

  3. sniperpitbull says:

    Since the Korean War unntil now, our foreign and military policy has been “Let’s Die for the Tie!” and syria is just another chapter in that game.

    It’s clear that this is all about mollifying Obama’s ego and thin skin.

    What’s amazing is that the guy is such a documented liar (“I didn’t draw the red line”)and our esteemed Solons lack the sack to call him on it. Waht a bunch of wimps. All they care about are “The Big Three” of politics: “Live shots”, “photo ops”, and “face time”.

    Memo to the US Senate & Congress: Grow a pair! And vote this down!