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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Rep. Thompson Questions The Goals Should US Take Military Action Against Syria

Thompson Statement on Syria
Bellefonte, PA – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, R-Howard, today released the following statement regarding President Obama's decision to seek congressional authorization for the use of force against Syria.

"I commend the President for suggesting that he will seek congressional approval for any military actions against Syria. While the reports of chemical weapons usage are deeply troubling and there has been a profound loss of civilian lives, many questions remain unanswered. I am pleased the United Nations placed an investigative team on the ground to collect additional evidence. Despite the President’s conclusion that the United States should take military action against the Assad Regime, I believe it remains very unclear as to what goals America’s intervention would achieve. I look forward to hearing more from the White House and to having a robust debate in the House."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

These are the questions we should be able to answer:

What is the threat (specific target) we are going to attempt to eliminate by launching a multimillion dollar strike against Assad?

How, specifically, will the situation in Syria be improved by a strike against Assad?

I'm going to wager you will only get lip service beating around these questions.

Last I checked Obama said the purpose here is we need to send a message. Now... I voted for the guy (not a big fan, but the lesser of 2 evils in my book) but last I checked there is a litany of other ways to "send a message" other than just launching cruise missiles at random targets.

I get it, he drew a line in the sand and they allegedly have crossed it (though it might be the Saudi backed guys that did it after all? everyone is pointing fingers) so he doesn't want to look weak and thus the call for a strike. I get it. But if launching missiles which will INEVITABLY kill civilians is the trade off to our President having to bite his tongue and be a bit embarrassed, I say we take the shot to our pride, stand back a bit, and let the international community we helped structure take the lead.

Peace prize indeed. The situation in Syria is horrible, absolutely horrible and I try to remind myself every day of the hell they (and other nations) must live in.

But these idiots (and by that I mean every government official in recent memory) have a hammer and everything they see is looking like a nail.

STAY OUT OF IT. We've got no damned business in it, and if we do we'll do it constitutionally. And by that I don't mean congressional approval (though that is needed too) I MEAN WE NEED THE UN TO VOTE. It's what made Iraq illegal and we can't do it again.

The constitution of these United States in no uncertain terms binds us to the international agreements we as a nation have made via past Congressional action. We are a part of the UN and as long as that entity exists we should be working to improve it and worth through it, not mocking it and ignoring it with no regard to their (and by extension OUR) laws. Rule of law is rule of law.

ps: None of this has anything to do with anything they are putting on the cover.

They just want to take your focus off the fact they are illegally spying on every citizen in this nation and in this world and pushing us further into a nightmare police state.

....So thus the need to remind Americans that we've always been at war with Eastasia.