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Double Standard: Obama To Attack Syria Without U.N. Approval…Isn't it Ironic ?

CAPISCE 2013/08/29 11:01:00
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The Left had a fit when Bush did the same thing.
The State Department made clear Wednesday that the Obama administration plans to bypass the United Nations Security Council as it prepares for a possible strike on Syria, after having failed to win support from Russia.

In blunt terms, department spokeswoman Marie Harf said last-ditch efforts to win support for an anti-Assad resolution at the U.N. were unsuccessful, and the U.S. would proceed anyway.

“We see no avenue forward given continued Russian opposition to any meaningful council action on Syria,” she said. “Therefore, the United States will continue its consultations and will take appropriate actions to respond in the days ahead.”

Earlier in the day, the U.S. and its allies tried to advance a resolution from Great Britain condemning the alleged chemical attack last week in Syria, and authorizing “necessary measures to protect civilians.” The Russian delegation, traditional supporters of the Assad government, immediately complained about the resolution during the discussions at U.N. headquarters in New York.
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  • Don Wenk 2013/08/29 11:06:35
    Yes it is Ironic
    Don Wenk
    +5
    It is the "Do as I say not as I do." argument common to BHO's behavior since he hit the public stage from nowhere.

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  • MisterOriginal 2013/09/15 04:56:23
    Ironic and Hypocritical
    MisterOriginal
    Are bald-faced liars ironic & hypocritical? I guess.

    My fear is it runs much deeper than that. Much, MUCH deeper!!!
  • Emo Rocker 2013/08/31 23:31:36
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    Emo Rocker
    It's pompous and arrogant, this is not a good thing....
  • none 2013/08/30 03:51:16
    Yes it is Ironic
    none
    Typical of that damn liar.
  • Bud 2013/08/29 21:07:32
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    Bud
    Here's the rub: Like it or not a primary result of WW-II is that the United States was handed the onus of being the world's policeman and we have abrogated that responsibility at our peril and the uncertainty of the world. Uncertainty breeds unrest and that unrest has manifested itself in the Middle East. The United States should have put a stop to Iran's quest for nuclear weapons at least a decade ago; in so doing we may have been able to head off subsequent negative actions in the Middle East. Now we have a dilemma created by the President of the United States who has issued a threat to Syria; empty threats just create more defiant action. What to do? The President has to back up that threat and he has to do it in such a way that real harm is done to the Syrian regime--at the same time he can do real harm to the rebels by cutting off any weapons supplies we are delivering. As Col David Hunt stated (paraphrasing) If our enemies are killing each other let them do it.

    Bud
  • Billyk75 2013/08/29 20:22:25
    Yes it is Ironic
    Billyk75
    +1
    Will the MSM publically chastise Big Ears like it did W?
  • Icanbean Arschloch 2013/08/29 16:23:44
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    Icanbean  Arschloch
    This Commander in Chief has no clue as to what is going on in the Middle East. His actions prove that.
  • thnk4yrslf 2013/08/29 15:25:53
    Ironic and Hypocritical
    thnk4yrslf
    +1
    He said he would signify change yet here we have more of the same...
  • Grand Gentleman 2013/08/29 14:12:47
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    Grand Gentleman
    +2
    I thought things were still on hold. :-\
  • Idiot r... Grand G... 2013/08/29 15:20:55
    Idiot repubs
    +2
    They are, the right wing just lies about everything.
  • CAPISCE Idiot r... 2013/08/29 20:54:00
    CAPISCE
    5 war ships in Syria back yard
  • Bronar 2013/08/29 13:26:51
    Ironic and Hypocritical
    Bronar
    +1
    Remember when he was going to sit down and talk it out with our adversaries. Working out about as well as the no lobbyists and most open administration promises too.
  • Grabitz 2013/08/29 13:06:38
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    Grabitz
    +1
    Boot the UN out and stay out of Syria .
  • Kurt 2013/08/29 12:41:25
    Ironic and Hypocritical
    Kurt
    +2
    Knowing the type of person Obama is I would not be surprised in the least.
  • Flowers 2013/08/29 12:37:37
    Ironic and Hypocritical
    Flowers
    +2
    What does he care? The government (not just Obama, there are a lot of others screwing this up with him) is more than happy to throw us into a full blown fight WE DON'T BELONG IN. War is big business for the rich and powerful. None of them have family on the front lines, they OBVIOUSLY don't care about the safety or well being of its citizens.
  • Moonage 2013/08/29 12:34:20
    Ironic and Hypocritical
    Moonage
    +2
    The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation,”

    His actions aren't ironic at all. In any sense. They are 100% hypocritical. That quote was Obama in 2008. In the next five years, he will have attacked three countries without even bothering to consult with Congress, much less get their approval, or that of the UN.
  • Kristoffer_Says_Howdy 2013/08/29 12:13:20
    Ironic and Hypocritical
    Kristoffer_Says_Howdy
    +1
    Hope and Change right?
  • Stacie 2013/08/29 12:03:06
    Ironic and Hypocritical
    Stacie
    +2
    Once a Hypocrite, always a Hypocrite.
  • User Deactivated 2013/08/29 11:58:57
    Ironic and Hypocritical
    User Deactivated
    +3
    One big difference, Bush had overwhelming bipartisan support of Congress, and Obama isn't even asking Congress.
  • CAPISCE User De... 2013/08/29 12:11:17
    CAPISCE
    Very true
  • thnk4yrslf User De... 2013/08/29 15:27:37
    thnk4yrslf
    That is because they were afraid... Now they do not care! There is a difference...
  • mrdog 2013/08/29 11:25:42
    Ironic and Hypocritical
    mrdog
    +2
    And Nuts.....bark
  • Haole 2013/08/29 11:16:12
    Ironic and Hypocritical
    Haole
    +2
    It's far worse than Bush, he means to do it without congressional approval, when the prevailing opinion of US and international intelligence is virtually the same as when George Bush "tricked" all those ultra-savvy democrats in congress into approving military action in Iraq.
    He's going to pull a Bill Clinton and just lob a couple of cruise missiles in their general direction without even seeking approval, and with no goal in mind aside from discharging weapons.
  • The Pat... Haole 2013/08/29 11:34:52
    The Patriot
    +2
    It's like trowing a rock at a hornets nest.
  • RandyScott (Party of One) 2013/08/29 11:10:05
    Ironic and Hypocritical
    RandyScott (Party of One)
    +4
    The same people who criticized Bush for the Iran War that was approved by Congress, seem to be willing to Support Obama on invading Syria.

    Has anyone heard of this even being talked about in Congress or the Senate? Is there some resolution they voted on that we haven't been told about?

    Not only is this a Double standard, but if done without Congressional approval, it's illegal, and goes way beyond being Hypocritical.
  • monkeyking908 2013/08/29 11:09:31
    Ironic and Hypocritical
    monkeyking908
    +2
    just like how there was 13 embassy attacks during bush with no word yet one during Obama and they want to impeach
  • Idiot r... monkeyk... 2013/08/29 15:22:18
  • Mike 2013/08/29 11:07:51
    Yes it is Ironic
    Mike
    +4
    Where did Obama get the idea of “chemical weapons”? Every day, Obama is sounding a lot like Bush. Here we go again.
  • Don Wenk 2013/08/29 11:06:35
    Yes it is Ironic
    Don Wenk
    +5
    It is the "Do as I say not as I do." argument common to BHO's behavior since he hit the public stage from nowhere.
  • krayzrick 2013/08/29 11:05:11
    Ironic and Hypocritical
    krayzrick
    +4
    We are on the way to a one-party system in America. And probably a third world war..
  • Don Wenk krayzrick 2013/08/29 11:07:39
    Don Wenk
    +4
    Don't you mean Dictatorship? Lets call it like it is.
  • krayzrick Don Wenk 2013/08/29 11:08:22
    krayzrick
    +3
    ok .... :)
  • sean krayzrick 2013/08/29 12:30:32
    sean
    +1
    We were there decades ago

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