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Fri Sep 6, 2013, 07:03 PM

My heart goes out to the people of Syria. Our response, either way will hurt our souls.



“Over 1400 people were gassed, over 400 of them were children ….. I was elected to end wars, not start them, but there are times we have to make hard choices if we’re going to stand up for the things we care about.”


The clip.


Full Video at the link.
http://theobamadiary.com/2013/09/06/president-obamas-press-conference/

The clip is moving. This situation is so very painful to watch. That Assad would kill his own people and 400 Syrian children so carelessly wounds me. Syria's children, their future, dead. The atrocity is unbelievable, and for what?: Power. It makes me weep.

I for one thank This President for his restrained tears and for his unquestionable compassion.



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Reply My heart goes out to the people of Syria. Our response, either way will hurt our souls. (Original post)
sheshe2 Sep 2013 OP
PrestonLocke Sep 2013 #1
sheshe2 Sep 2013 #2
PrestonLocke Sep 2013 #3
sheshe2 Sep 2013 #5
IrishAyes Sep 2013 #12
PrestonLocke Sep 2013 #15
Isoldeblue Sep 2013 #4
sheshe2 Sep 2013 #6
Cha Sep 2013 #9
IrishAyes Sep 2013 #11
PowerToThePeople Sep 2013 #7
Cha Sep 2013 #8
sheshe2 Sep 2013 #10
Kath1 Sep 2013 #13
sheshe2 Sep 2013 #14
JI7 Sep 2013 #16

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Response to PrestonLocke (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 6, 2013, 07:15 PM

2. The best way?

There is no best way, as you well know.

Preston, you are new. This thread is posted in The Barack Obama Group. We are a Group not a Forum. If you are unaware of the rules I will enlighten you.

The mission of the Barack Obama Group is to discuss information and news about the life, career, accomplishments, and presidency of Barack Obama; to provide a haven for those members of Democratic Underground who support the president and his policies; to discuss President Obama's policy positions, speeches, interviews, and other public appearances; to discuss President Obama's political campaigns; and to discuss the causes which President Obama has championed, including health care reform and ending the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Those who have a generally negative view of President Obama and his administration, support his defeat in the 2012 presidential election (in primaries or the general election), or who are generally supportive of those who do, are not welcome in the Barack Obama Group.


Please respect that. Thank you.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 6, 2013, 07:32 PM

3. I'm sorry.

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Response to PrestonLocke (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 6, 2013, 07:38 PM

5. Thank you Preston.


sheshe2.

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Response to PrestonLocke (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 7, 2013, 09:08 AM

12. Hey, Preston...

When I was the newbie, I unwittingly opened a real can of worms by simply asking an honest, loyal question on policy. The problem lay not in the group's policy or reaction, but rather the way outsiders latched onto my innocent question and swamped us with such offal that the thread had to be locked. Not for a moment had I expected that to happen, but oy vey did I ever learn a hard lesson! I think everyone here understood, shall we say, my naivite (I can't spell this morning!) and no one seems to have held it against me. I don't know what it is you said, but honest mistakes can be forgiven the well-intentioned soul. It's just that the rules in here have to be as strict as they are for a very functional as well as philosophical reason.

BTW, your parents gave you one of my favorite names in the entire world.

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Response to IrishAyes (Reply #12)

Mon Sep 9, 2013, 03:54 PM

15. IrishAyes..

Thanks for your empathy. Boy, were my ears red when I became aware of my snafu!

I totally pulled a noob move and posted in the wrong forum without reading the rules. That's a mistake you only make once, haha. I'm just lucky that sheshe2 decided to enlighten me vs flame me out.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Sep 6, 2013, 07:36 PM

4. As much as so many don't want to go there,

is no where close to how much President Obama doesn't want to have to go there.

But if he has reason to believe that it needs to be done, I trust his judgement. That is why I voted, donated and campaigned for him to be my leader. I've never had faith in any political figure as I do with Obama.

I don't believe he wants a war. I believe he knows more than we do. His history of foreign affairs experience is excellent. I don't believe he's been corrupted by power or money.

If I'm wrong, I'll admit it and be devastated. But I don't think so. No one is that good an actor..................................

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Response to Isoldeblue (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 6, 2013, 08:14 PM

6. I couldn't agree with you more, Isoldeblue.

These decisions pain him. His reactions are not false. They are heartfelt.

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Response to Isoldeblue (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 6, 2013, 10:19 PM

9. Your first sentence says it all, Isoldeblue.

Thank you.

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Response to Isoldeblue (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 7, 2013, 08:58 AM

11. Well said indeed.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Sep 6, 2013, 08:15 PM

7. Good clip

It is a heart wrenching situation. Violence is such an awful thing.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Sep 6, 2013, 10:18 PM

8. Mahalo sheshe~

Bless his heart. This is a most heartbreaking, compelling moment of President Obama's compassionate plea for those innocents who were chemically bombing by assad

Thank Goodness he's the President now.

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Response to Cha (Reply #8)

Fri Sep 6, 2013, 10:37 PM

10. It breaks my heart Cha.

I do not want anyone to die. Not with a strike by our Government. Yet I do not know how we can stand aside and let a head of state destroy it's citizens. Intelligence says that Assad ordered this.

I am in pain over this.

I am glad that we have a President with a level and compassionate heart. Ye, I trust him to make the right decision.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sun Sep 8, 2013, 12:13 AM

13. I agree, she.

If this makes me a hypocrite, so be it. If Romney was in office right now, I would be protesting. But I am not. Nothing in President Obama's background indicates that he cares for profits or corporate interests over people. Nothing indicates that he wants war for oil or empire. I still believe him to be a man of peace. I voted for him for peace, my Obama '08 bumper sticker had peace symbols on either side of it just to show my point. I very trully believe he goes into this with a very heavy heart. I believe he is faced with a very difficult no-win situation and I wish him well in making the right decision.

The thought of this country dropping bombs again just kills me, but President Obama has been so excellent to date for women's rights, minorities, the economy and, yes, peace. Against my usual nature, I will trust him on this.

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Response to Kath1 (Reply #13)

Sun Sep 8, 2013, 12:24 AM

14. It's a horrible situation Kath.

As I said, either way will hurt our souls.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Sep 9, 2013, 05:24 PM

16. hopefully some of the recent events mean we can try to get something done without use of military

strikes.

what i would like to see happen is if they come up with a proposal to get rid of the chemical weapons to also have something to help the victims of this civil war.

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