Assad- "Obama is weak"

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    From the article:

    Syrian president Bashar al-Assad slammed President Obama and again denied his government’s role in a chemical attack against civilians in an interview Monday with the French newspaper Le Figaro.

    “For us, a strong man prevents rather than starts a war…Obama is weak because he is facing pressure from within the United States,” al-Assad said.



    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/09/03/assad-obama-is-weak/#ixzz2dqkCkAPJ
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    Weakest president since Carter.
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    Assad is saying he is weak for bowing to internal pressure. That's a bit different than calling him out because he won't attack them. Obama screwed the pooch with his line in the sand pronouncement.
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    yes he did
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    Amateur hour at the White House...
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    I hope he continues to be weak in this situation. We don't need to get involved in this war at all. Air raid will turn into small groups of troops to assist rebels-which will turn into full scale invasion.

    Once we are there, if Assad is even the person who used the chemical weapons, whos to say they won't start using them on our guys?
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    This is what happens when a presidential candy isn't vetted and tested properly (in this case, really, at all). Barry's never had his bluff called. Always gotten a pass. That's pretty much all he's ever done--bluff.

    In this case, he bluffed about a 'red line'.

    Bluff called.

    Shocker.
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    I think he will still bomb them which will make the already powder keg in the region explode. A regional war will break out then you may have Russia and even maybe China pulled in with the Syrian government with the west being pulled in with the terrorists fighters going against the Syrian government.
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    He went through the same vetting and testing that all other presidents go through. Maybe we didn't elect the best president, but that's just the way it goes.
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    Unless you include scrutiny by that vaunted "fourth estate" as a requisite form of vetting; in that case, he is easily the least vetted candidate of at the very least the age of broadcast and electronic media.
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    I don't mind our President being "weak" along with what apparently is the rest of the world's leaders.
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    I find this argument highly unlikely. I mean, look at the potential dollars that might change hands because of a presidency, from financial regulations to subsidies and investments. It would be crazy for the entities potentially affected, and the opposing party, not to investigate everything they can. Their dollars are at stake. Media dollars are at stake too. Imagine being the group that uncovered that Obama is a secret communist. Ratings boom. This doesn't make sense theoretically.

    Empirically, what are we trying to uncover? Whether he was born in the US? That he used to eat dogs? That he grew up in a Muslim territory? That he was friends with a domestic terrorist? It seems like we've been down quite a few roads here that I don't recall going down with Clinton.
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    So the guy who chased AQ and OBL into Pakistan - which both W and McCain thought was too risky - and went above and beyond the recommended no-fly zone to get rid of Qaddafi is too weak? I thought you guys didn't want to get embroiled in Syria. If that's the case, you want a weaker course of action, so have no basis on which to be calling out others. Like almost everyone, the folly of Iraq - led by a president who apparently impressed you with his flight suit, cod piece, and "dead or alive" boasts - tapped you out and that is what is feeding the reluctance and "weakness" that most righties on TH are showing. Fortunately we've got a smart and careful president who's not afraid to pull the trigger when he's thought it out. I'll take that over the two drugstore cowboy presidents y'all think were real men.
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    So why would a guy with clean hands want to make inflammatory statements trying to goad the Boy who would be King into doing something ?

    Assad is nuts.
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    That's one of the more vexing things about this whole situation. What could he possibly hope to gain (other than a quick exit from earth) by doing that?
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    Our resident history revisor at it again I see.
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    If only he'd been a little more smart and careful before pulling the trigger on the "red line" remark. We'd be in a different ball game today.
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    Not that hard to figure a possible motive: He thinks he needs to do it and gambled he could get away with it, and/or someone below him did it. The latter appears unlikely given the obvious planning and set n up time described by Kerry.
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    Everybody says this without acknowledging the clear possibility that he would have felt as compelled to act even if he hadn't said that. The logical reason to say it is to issue a warning you hope will be sufficient. If he hadn't warned Assad and this happened the same people would be criticizing him for that. Keep in mind that the Congress has passed resolutions that essentially drew a redline on chemical weapons as well.

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