Senate Resolution Allowing Syrian Strikes Would Forbid Ground Troops

Vote may happen Wednesday


Congressional aides say the top lawmakers on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee have reached agreement on a resolution on using military force against Syria.

The aides said the panel planned to consider and vote on the measure Wednesday. The resolution would limit the duration of any U.S. military action in response to the Syrian government's suspected use of chemical weapons on its people. It also would specifically bar U.S. ground troops from Syria.

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  1. The check is in the mail.

    1. I truly don’t believe that the Obama administration has any plans, or even desire, to commit ground forces in Syria (though I’m sure clandestine special ops forces are there already, and that the administration would consider them not to be covered by this prohibition). They’re envisioning an air/missile campaign akin to Serbia or Libya or Clinton’s cruise missile barrages.

      That doesn’t make what they’re planning right, but the more people speak in terms of an Iraq-like invasion, the more risk of him looking “reasonable” when he “merely” drops a few hundred tons of bombs on the place.

      1. Umbriel-| 9.3.13 @ 10:15PM |#
        “I truly don’t believe that the Obama administration has any plans, or even desire, to commit ground forces in Syria…”

        I would agree. I’d say the asshole has no plan whatsoever other than saving his slimy face.
        The old sports warning is ‘don’t let your mouth write a check your ass can’t cash’. In this case, the taxpayers get to cover his phony paper.
        Someone needs to tell him to shuddup and siddown.

        1. Someone needs to tell him to shuddup and siddown.

          And we do that exactly how, once we’ve elected this idiot? He already showed us that he’ll ignore what we want, and they voted him in for a second term.

  2. The problem is if he bombs Assad enough to allow al Qaeda to win. What then? No ground troops to protect the Christians and others being genocided by al Qaeda?

    Ground troops had to be put in in Kosovo and Bosnia.

    1. The French will take care of that part.

    2. And you think that would be a problem to the people pushing this?

      The Left hates Christians more than anyone else in the world. Granted, they have nothing to do with the ones in the US, but simply on principle.

      1. No, I don’t think it would be a problem. The part about not putting ground troops in is bullshit in the long-run.

  3. Congress should vote simply to go to war or not. Not the tactics being used.

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