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2019-10-16 Home Front: Politix
House to vote on resolution condemning Trump's Syria pullback
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Posted by Besoeker 2019-10-16 02:08|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6508 views ]  Top

#1 An excellent move by the Dem controlled congress. It's bound to harvest massive voter support.

[sarc off]
Posted by Besoeker 2019-10-16 02:12||   2019-10-16 02:12|| Front Page Top

#2 Why not have a specific AUMF vote? Cowards and pretenders
Posted by Frank G 2019-10-16 06:32||   2019-10-16 06:32|| Front Page Top

#3 ...yeah, that sort have been missing since the Obama incursion years ago.
Posted by Procopius2k 2019-10-16 07:48||   2019-10-16 07:48|| Front Page Top

#4 No, no more AUMF's. If we need to use military force, declare WAR and go to town. That's the best way to handle these desires to intervene. They should have to vote yes/no on an actual declaration of war.
Posted by Silentbrick 2019-10-16 08:22||   2019-10-16 08:22|| Front Page Top

#5 This move, like others the Democrats have made since Trump took office, will be found to be premature.
Posted by Chereting Pelosi1889 2019-10-16 08:26||   2019-10-16 08:26|| Front Page Top

#6 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF)
Posted by Bobby 2019-10-16 08:56||   2019-10-16 08:56|| Front Page Top

#7 #4 If we need to use military force, declare WAR and go to town. That's the best way to handle these desires to intervene. They should have to vote yes/no on an actual declaration of war.

... against - whom? Against what's left of Syria? Against our ally Turkey? Russia? All of the above are on the same side against USIL. Who else then? Iran?

No wonder there's no declaration of war. That would require at least a minimally coherent description of why we're there in the first place.

The partisans of endless war have no idea who our enemies are, or what exactly is the threat they pose.

They're simply bleating about "the Kurds"--but even there they fail to mention that there are many different Kurdish factions, of which the most relevant for this discussion is the organization designated by our own State Dept as a terrorist group, the PKK and its arm in Syria.


Posted by Lex 2019-10-16 09:11||   2019-10-16 09:11|| Front Page Top

#8 If Trump came out for universal health care, the demoncrats would be against it.
Posted by DarthVader 2019-10-16 09:19||   2019-10-16 09:19|| Front Page Top

#9 This is not the same thing as a Declaration of War, which is what they need to do according to the Constitution if we are going to go to war in Syria.
Posted by Glenmore 2019-10-16 09:23||   2019-10-16 09:23|| Front Page Top

#10 Whatever name they put in a AUMF, could be put in a declaration of war. Declare war on Isis and it's allies, etc. Honestly, I still see no pressing issue requiring the US military in Syria. What is our goal? Propping up Assad? Let the vaunted UN and their peacekeepers play in someone else's civil war.
Posted by Silentbrick 2019-10-16 09:31||   2019-10-16 09:31|| Front Page Top

#11 Trump should emphasis that although we love the Iraqi Kurds the ones in Syria that everyone is crying about happen to be Communists, which possibly explains the Democrat love for continual war on their behalf.
Posted by rjschwarz 2019-10-16 09:45||   2019-10-16 09:45|| Front Page Top

#12 Commie Kurds are the Democrats' favorite kind.
Posted by One Eyed Ghibelline9404 2019-10-16 11:51||   2019-10-16 11:51|| Front Page Top

#13 Thus, quie possibly, giving proof that it was the right thing to do.
Posted by CrazyFool 2019-10-16 15:43||   2019-10-16 15:43|| Front Page Top

#14 House to vote on resolution condemning Trump's Syria pullback

Dem's love watching our young people get shot. (See Baltimore, Chicago.)
Posted by Phaick Uneretle6310 2019-10-16 15:59||   2019-10-16 15:59|| Front Page Top

#15 (See Baltimore, Chicago.)
All the way back to the 1968 convention...
Posted by Glenmore 2019-10-16 16:11||   2019-10-16 16:11|| Front Page Top

#16 I thought they were in recess. Or is that just the sane ones?
Posted by Bobby 2019-10-16 16:41||   2019-10-16 16:41|| Front Page Top

#17 There ARE sane ones???
Posted by Glenmore 2019-10-16 17:00||   2019-10-16 17:00|| Front Page Top

#18 Boy, those neo-cons and globalists sure are hopping mad that Trump is taking away their war.

Bipartisan support. It's almost as if there is little meaningful difference in DC between D and R, they generally agree on most things and they stage a kabuki theater to keep our attention.
Posted by Herb McCoy 2019-10-16 17:21||   2019-10-16 17:21|| Front Page Top

#19 All a bunch of drunks who heard Wild Turkey invaded Knob Creek and knocked out the bourbon yards.
Posted by swksvolFF 2019-10-16 17:27||   2019-10-16 17:27|| Front Page Top

#20 Remember when W was president and every anti-war shreiker was out in force? All the media did was complain about war. Then Bath House came along and war was cool again. Now Trump doesn't want war and the cater wailing can be heard everywhere. There's a pattern here somewhere...
Posted by M. Murcek 2019-10-16 19:24||   2019-10-16 19:24|| Front Page Top

#21 Kommie Kurds, a new breakfast food, unpalatable to all except Kommie Dems. BIRM.
Posted by Whiskey Mike 2019-10-16 19:45||   2019-10-16 19:45|| Front Page Top

#22 Remember when W was president and every anti-war shreiker was out in force? All the media did was complain about war. Then Bath House came along and war was cool again. Now Trump doesn't want war and the cater wailing can be heard everywhere. There's a pattern here somewhere...

They don't particularly pay attention to Rest of World, or international relations.

For these clowns, the domestic US kulturkampf is all. They wouldn't know Fulda from Khyber, don't know Russia from China from Persia and they don't particularly care.

Everything post-1989 for these obsessive comes down to cultural virtue signaling related to either
1) identity politics, or
2) climate change.

Hence the 180-degree turn within all of a year from
a) McCain/Romney = evil warmongers vs poor Russia to
b) McC/Romney = noble patriots vs evil & Wascally Wusskies
Posted by Lex 2019-10-16 19:58||   2019-10-16 19:58|| Front Page Top

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