The opposition to involvement, no matter how limited, in war-like activity is based on a reaction to the nightmares that Iraq and Afghanistan became AND, of course, the ongoing plague of Obama Derangement Syndrome.
In the wake of the Orlando attack at the Pulse nightclub, Republicans in Congress had one decisive response to another horrible mass shooting. It was a swift and collective action that came without hesitation...they went silent.
    Senators and Representatives want to send our combat troops to Syria, (boots on the ground)? I have a suggestion for them. Every one of them who want American "Boots on the ground" should put their boots on and get their...
Despite arguments to the contrary, President Obama's actions would seem to indicate that he is earnest in wanting military strikes despite his reluctance.
The House Select Committee on Benghazi will begin in earnest after the November Elections to "find the truth" behind the act of terror that led to the death of four U.S. Department of State personnel. More than a decade later I wonder when the GOP (and the Democrats for that matter) will ask: "What if the Bush White House had taken the CIA briefings seriously?"
Watch a live feed of The Senate Foreign Relations Committee's debate on a resolution authorizing the use of force against Syria in response to the use of chemical weapons.
There were so many worthy nominees deserving this PlanetPOV award for The Biggest Political F#%! Up of 2011, let's just say that there are no winners, only losers and bigger losers.
A young man, haunted by his life in Iraq and Afghanistan. He looks SO young but he does not smile. Empty eyes, and even in the midst of a crowd very much alone.
This is a chilling event because these Republicans have demonstrated that they are willing do anything to obtain and to maintain power including undermining our constitutionally elected government as well as jeopardizing our international standing and national security.
For the Right anything Obama does is grist for the mill and fodder for the fools. They are railing because Obama did not go to Paris, but what if he did....

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