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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-03-13 08:25 PM
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Thank you, Kentuck. Nice to see you.
However, I am not sure that is important. IMO, the Supreme Court Justices do qualify as Constitutional scholars and they come down 5-4 on many issues. One may as well flip a coin, or so it would seem.

Obama is not a constitutional scholar. However he is a lawyer, he has many legal advisors, and he took an oath to uphold the Constitution. Close enough for government work, as they say.

I have no idea what his conscience tell him.

I have no idea what his destiny is. I don't even know what my destiny is. But, I know what I believe about this situation. I could be wrong, of course, but my beliefs are sincerely held.

I believe that the War Powers Act is unconstitutional. Obama does not.

However, I do believe that he will bomb Syria.

I believe Congress will give Obama the vote he wants. I believe that he knew that before he said he would ask Congress for the vote.

So far, I have heard Kerry say that we have evidence that Sarin was used. I have not heard him claim that we have evidence that it was Assad who used them, not the rebels, not the Saudis, not the Israelis, not the USG, not someone hoping to profit monetarily from getting the US involved in the war, etc.

I believe that, of all the possiblilities, Assad is the least likely to have used them. Obama said a year ago that use of chemical weapons by Assad would cause the US to enter the fray against Assad. (He left himself wiggle room, as he usually does, but still.)

Assad has been doing pretty well against the rebels recently. Why on earth would cross the "red line," thereby inviting the US to enter the fray against him and his troops?

Second, even if it was Assad who used them, how the hell do we send a message to Assad by bombing Syrian people?

And how is that more humanitarian than not bombing Syrian people?

IMO, this is unforgivable. And, despite what Kerry keeps saying, very like the run up to our invasion of Iraq.

Seems like everyone wants to give more terrorists more reasons to think they have a right to attack us.

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