Krauthammer- Interrupt dinner in Damascas?

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    YES!

    Because that is an agenda and a strategy designed to eliminate a threat to mankind.

    What obsama wants to do is a temper tantrum and a propaganda stunt designed to feed his own narcissistic desire to look good.
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    I would like to know whether it has ever been articulated:

    1) The specific circumstances wherein the President is authorized to use military action without congressional approval;

    2) The specific circumstances wherein the President may not use military action without congressional approval; and

    3) How to tell the difference between those.

    Someone, who knows, please tell.
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    I think it has been a "don't ask, because someone might answer" situation.
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    Krauthammer's argument is that a one-shot strike would be essentially meaningless. I don't recall him or any other conservative for that matter making the same argument when Reagan bombed Libya in 1986. In 1986 we bombed Libya to punish Khadafi for a terrorist attack in Berlin in which three Americans were killed; this time it would be to punish Syria for a chemical weapons attack in which hundreds of civilians were killed. In both cases the response was (or will be) a one-shot attack.
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    Do you consider there is a tangible difference between a strike that carries with it an implied threat of greater force to follow, and a strike that carries with it the express assurance that greater force won't follow? That is essentially Obama's plan here.
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    The reason Reagan did a one shot strike at Libya/Khadafi was the the one shot was aimed at Khadafi.
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    If it could be shown Assad was behind an attack aimed at Americans then I would consider him fair game and the rest of the world could like it or kiss our butts. As it is I don't see this in that light. I had no problem with them lighting up Sadaam I was, however, against the invasion.
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    I agree that there is a significant difference between the effects of force that is applied with and without an explicit limit.
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    Maybe he was talking about this dinner?

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