Do liberals really support a war in Syria?

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    The board's resident right wingers keep claiming it to be so, but polling doesn't bear this out. As a matter of fact Republicans are more for it than Democrats, although both are against it by a larger percentage.


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    Democrats/liberals tend to be anti-war for the most part. And likely tend to view violence as a last resort.

    One question that really has not been discussed much on this board is what the position of Israel is in regard to Syria right now. I tend to believe that Israel(one of our most important allies) is in a state of anxiety/concern regarding the uncertainty of both Egyptian and Syrian govts stability. And that Israel is likely to be pro military intervention in Syria at this point in time.

    I believe that Obama in his appeals to Congress on the matter of Syria will likely play the card of U.S. needing to stand buy Israel. This would put pressure on both Dems and GOP to support him.

    Two of the most prominent and influential people in the House of Representatives are Jewish. With one being Dem and the other a very conservative GOP. Namely Cantor and Wasserman-Schultz(I'm still surprised cons don't mock her by referring to the Wasserman Test---a long time medical test for Syphilis)
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    It is a fantasy that Israel wants war in Syria. Attacking Syria means 2 things:

    1. Counterattack by Syria and Iran, likely pointed at Tel Aviv
    2. Yet another rabid, fanatic radical muslim govt on their doorstep
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    The only Liberal that matters on this particular subject is Obama. He can drop the bombs if he wants to.
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    He may do just that to save face.
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    Yep.
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    If that were true, we wouldn't be having this discussion and Congress wouldn't be taking a vote on this subject.
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    This Syria situation is quickly becoming Obama's legacy and demise.
    He'll be too weak to fight pushback on Obamacare and/or the Fed chairman appointment.
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    Wishful thinking?
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    No, they don't want war, but if Obama says so. they are for it.Seems as though anything he says or does, they will defend .
    I still don't understand the control he has over the left.
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    I don't think he really wants to take any military action against Syria. After backing himself into a corner over his red line, he punted by putting the decision into the hands of Congress. I think even if Congress votes for this, he will punt again and take it to the UN for UN approval.
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    The "red line" was long standing national and international policy and his claiming it was only backing him into a corner which already existed. Reagan is the only president to have knowingly ascented to their use, even if only tacitly.
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    Read the War Powers Resolution.... Yes he can start a war.
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    He's wrong... it Obama-scam. :wink:

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