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Wed Feb 11, 2015, 02:57 PM

 

Obama Sends Congress Request for Military Force Against ISIS

Source: Associated Press

President Barack Obama asked Congress on Wednesday to authorize military force to "degrade and defeat" Islamic State forces in the Middle East without sustained, large-scale U.S. ground combat operations, setting lawmakers on a path toward their first war powers vote in 13 years.

The initial reaction was bipartisan skepticism. Republicans expressed unhappiness that Obama chose to exclude any long-term commitment of ground forces, while some Democrats voiced dismay that he had opened the door to deployment at all.

In a letter accompanying draft legislation, Obama said approval of his request would "show the world we are united in our resolve to counter the threat" posed by fighters seeking establishment of an Islamic State..


Under Obama's proposal, the use of military force would be authorized for three years, unbounded by national borders. The fight could be extended to any "closely-related successor entity" to the Islamic State organization that has overrun parts of Iraq and Syria, imposed a stern form of Sharia law and executed several hostages it has taken, Americans among them.

Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/obama-hopes-finesse-controversy-ground-troops-28881794

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Reply Obama Sends Congress Request for Military Force Against ISIS (Original post)
Man from Pickens Feb 2015 OP
One_Life_To_Give Feb 2015 #1
Brigid Feb 2015 #2
1000words Feb 2015 #3
LannyDeVaney Feb 2015 #4
Brigid Feb 2015 #5
blkmusclmachine Feb 2015 #6
freshwest Feb 2015 #7
GeorgeGist Feb 2015 #8
amandabeech Feb 2015 #9
BlueEye Feb 2015 #10
amandabeech Feb 2015 #11

Response to Man from Pickens (Original post)

Wed Feb 11, 2015, 03:06 PM

1. 1965 all over again?

Different place/players but same pattern.

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Response to Man from Pickens (Original post)

Wed Feb 11, 2015, 03:26 PM

2. And my least favorite movie of all time gets remade.

Again.

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Response to Man from Pickens (Original post)

Wed Feb 11, 2015, 03:28 PM

4. The terms "mushroom cloud" and "yellow cake" where scratched through, but you could still read them*

 

NM

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Response to Man from Pickens (Original post)

Wed Feb 11, 2015, 03:57 PM

5. Take it away, Mr. Starr:

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Response to Man from Pickens (Original post)

Wed Feb 11, 2015, 03:58 PM

6. Two thumbs down. Way down.

 




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Response to Man from Pickens (Original post)

Wed Feb 11, 2015, 04:02 PM

7. LOL. Let's see what Congress does. We'll know what the GOP branch of the Koch party wants, soon.

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Response to Man from Pickens (Original post)

Wed Feb 11, 2015, 04:40 PM

8. "... unbounded by national borders."

Where have I heard that before?

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Response to Man from Pickens (Original post)

Wed Feb 11, 2015, 04:46 PM

9. Unbelievable.

 

We're getting to the point where it's "Everywhere-Nam."

When do we get to go back to peace time?

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Response to amandabeech (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 11, 2015, 05:39 PM

10. We don't

The Middle East is Halliburton's sandbox, and our government is its minion, no matter who's in power.

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Response to BlueEye (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 11, 2015, 05:43 PM

11. *sigh* You're right. n/t

 

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