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Sat Apr 8, 2017, 10:47 AM

 

Steven Leser discusses the Syrian strike and its aftermath with Bill Tucker on Newsmax

The portion of my appearance on Newsmax yesterday where I discuss the Syrian strike. Sure, I'm in favor of punishing a dictator that has used poison gas against his own civilian population. That decision isn't a tough one or one that necessarily makes you "Presidential".

The real issue of Syria is, since Trump has reversed himself regarding the US being involved and Assad needing to be gone, now what do we do? I have zero confidence Trump will figure out the right way to deal with the broader issues here and make no mistake this is a complex and difficult situation.

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Response to stevenleser (Original post)

Sat Apr 8, 2017, 10:59 AM

1. When Obama was president...

Congress told him he was not authorized to unilaterally act without Congress's approval.

The Republican hawks also advocated a significant, meaningful attack - not just a minimal, cosmetic "statement."

Now - here we are.

The lack of self-awareness and hypocrisy is astounding.

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 8, 2017, 11:13 AM

2. Yep, everything was bad about Obama wanting Assad gone when he was President

 

Now it's devastatingly Presidential to think so according to them.

Meanwhile we have this moron trying to navigate difficult issues in Syria, North Korea, Iran, China, etc., and I am just holding my breath waiting for him to screw all of those up. You know it's coming.

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Response to stevenleser (Original post)

Sat Apr 8, 2017, 11:44 AM

3. It is a little odd that he informed the Russians but not the Congress.

In my opinion, the plan to hit Syria was already on the table. When the children were "gassed", he saw it as an opportunity to use it to his political advantage. He didn't make the decision after the children were "gassed".

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Sat Apr 8, 2017, 12:35 PM

4. Newsmax? Tool of the GOP donor class - watch out.

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