Minnesotans see no easy answers in Syrian response

  • Article by: Kevin Duchschere , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 3, 2013 - 10:05 AM

Many Minnesotans said that Obama is right to consult Congress but that a response is in order. What it should be isn’t as clear.

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kilofoxSep. 2, 13 9:23 PM

With a socialist in the White House Minnesotans see no easy answers...If a Republican was in the White House the Tribune and their Lib's would be screaming to high heaven.

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lawstarSep. 2, 13 9:27 PM

This administration has looked the other way from atrocities in Africa for years so why the sudden interest in them in the Middle East now? Mr. Obama should forget he drew a red line and drop the matter. Ego is no excuse for needless expenditure of treasure and possibly later, blood.

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exrepublicanSep. 2, 13 9:30 PM

I personally think we should stay the Hell out of Syria, but I think President Obama did the right thing by asking for Congressional approval. He has again shown himself to be a reasonable and rational individual, unlike the angry and irrational zelots who criticize every move he makes.

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honeybooSep. 2, 13 9:36 PM

How many people were asked if Obama should run his mouth with talk of "red lines," and "Assad must go"? People, we're witnessing on-the-job training for a man that has no experience running anything other than campaigns.

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sharkysharkSep. 2, 13 9:37 PM

The "answer" really is pretty simple. It's not our fight and it's none of our business. We've got plenty of important problems right here at home.

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nessmessSep. 2, 13 9:42 PM

FYI: Syrian rebels were recently caught (in Turkey) attempting to take sarin gas canisters into syria... If we get involved, Do we really know who we are fighting??

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mnbvcxzsSep. 2, 1310:17 PM

Obama is correct to consult congress and the correct response from congress is vote to stay out of this new mess.

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brokenclockSep. 2, 1310:55 PM

Every conflict we have been involved in for the last 30 years has been to rescue/save/aid Muslims. Beirut, Bosnia, Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom, Egypt, Libya, now Syria. What has it gotten us? Trillions spent and thousands of Americans dead. If Obama really wanted to deploy the military, draw a red line and send a message, he had a golden opportunity to do it in Benghazi last September 11. What was his response? Throw a You Tube video maker in jail and apologize to the Muslim world. We STILL don't know where he was or what he did that night while Americans were fighting for their lives while being monitored in real time. And now we want to give him the keys to the cruise missiles and the drones to bomb another Muslim country where there are no Americans at risk? In Syria, Al Qaida, Hamas and Hezbollah are killing each other. Why should we get in their way? Obama's consultation with Congress is a cold-blooded ploy for political cover. No matter what happens, he can blame Congress. In chess, if you can't win, you go for the stalemate. That's our best recourse in Syria. Don't get involved. Let them keep fighting each other. Maybe Allah will sort it out.

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warpspeed35Sep. 2, 1311:01 PM

This is laughable if it weren't so sad. There is just as much evidence the Syrian rebels used the gas as there is that Assad did. They want us to get into this war, so it would make perfect sense. More likely another false flag.

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drichmnSep. 2, 1311:30 PM

"There is just as much evidence the Syrian rebels used the gas as there is that Assad did." ... no, there is not. On one hand there is Russia siding with Assad, on the other there is the US, France, and Germany saying the evidence points to Assad.

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