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25. Obviously, I strongly oppose his plans re ISIS, but that said I have a great deal of sympathy
Fri Sep 12, 2014, 12:39 PM
Sep 2014

for him. He's stuck between the proverbially rock and a hard place. For instance, if he didn't take military action and ISIS managed to pull off even a small attack in the U.S. (or even Europe, for that matter), he'd be pilloried. If he didn't have some sort of plan for military action, he'd be widely savaged, his poll numbers would plummet and he'd be incapable of any action in any arena. And the exigencies pressuring him into action are formidable. The MIC has a life of its own no matter who is President.

I stand with President Obama [View all] DemocratSinceBirth Sep 2014 OP
Me too... Ryano42 Sep 2014 #1
Me too. MuttLikeMe Sep 2014 #2
I do too. femmocrat Sep 2014 #3
I stand in opposition to US military actions in other nations' civil wars. morningfog Sep 2014 #4
I am ambivalent, watching and it doesn't matter what I declare on a forum as far as immediate policy uppityperson Sep 2014 #5
He's but one man . . . fadedrose Sep 2014 #6
Me too. Aristus Sep 2014 #7
I'm not letting party allegiance cloud my judgement when it comes to protecting the interests corkhead Sep 2014 #8
In case anyone noticed, the RW is blaming Obama for everything Kingofalldems Sep 2014 #9
That is nothing new. They blamed him for the economic collapse in 2008 corkhead Sep 2014 #11
blaming Obama for everything and basically calling him a traitor. AlbertCat Sep 2014 #12
Same here. n/t FSogol Sep 2014 #10
Enlist whatchamacallit Sep 2014 #13
Will they put me in the Quinquagenarian Brigade? DemocratSinceBirth Sep 2014 #14
There is no worse heresy than that the office sanctifies the holder of it. Lord Acton Tierra_y_Libertad Sep 2014 #15
I kid you not, a co-worker blames him for 911 Iliyah Sep 2014 #16
Not on the isosceles issue. Not me. FlatStanley Sep 2014 #17
Triangulation of the very worst sort. riqster Sep 2014 #20
I do not support Presidents who manipulate the population into supporting a war of choice.[n/t] Maedhros Sep 2014 #18
Actually, in this instance the causation goes in the other direction DemocratSinceBirth Sep 2014 #19
The "will of the people" can be manufactured - just ask Goering. Maedhros Sep 2014 #22
Yes, manufactured consent exists but not in this instance. DemocratSinceBirth Sep 2014 #24
I don't believe that there is anywhere enough evidence for anyone to claim Maedhros Sep 2014 #30
I don't. clg311 Sep 2014 #21
One of the reasons my hair isn't on fire over events "over there" -- IdaBriggs Sep 2014 #23
Obviously, I strongly oppose his plans re ISIS, but that said I have a great deal of sympathy cali Sep 2014 #25
As do I. Tarheel_Dem Sep 2014 #26
good God where did unrec go? Doctor_J Sep 2014 #27
??? DemocratSinceBirth Sep 2014 #32
I stand with Wall Street. el_bryanto Sep 2014 #28
Same here, easily. JoePhilly Sep 2014 #29
"...apparently some of them are very upset with you." DemocratSinceBirth Sep 2014 #33
You got it madokie Sep 2014 #31
not me. Not only do I not support military action in Syria, I am pissed at what is liberal_at_heart Sep 2014 #34
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