Minnesotans clash on Syria in White House and Congress

  • Article by: Kevin Diaz , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 4, 2013 - 8:00 PM

Chief of Staff Denis McDonough presses U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan.

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dflleftSep. 4, 13 8:13 PM

TOO BAD that Romney isn't the pres, then the entire DFL delagation could all together oppose this attack.

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dakmarknetSep. 4, 13 8:32 PM

Who'se Romney?

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wickeywackeySep. 4, 13 9:06 PM

@dakmarknet: Suuuure, Obamer was definitely worth the vote. War-hawk Hillary and a war-hawk Republican are up next, hoooray!

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obviousSep. 4, 13 9:42 PM

Who would vote for this air strike after this long ??? ... It's just like the knee-jerk left to do something just to do something ... If they displace this guy, there's a much more evil guy waiting in the wings ... DO NOTHING MORE THAN TRADE EMBARGO ... that will hurt them and give them no reason to harm anyone beyond this !!!

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kebu80Sep. 4, 13 9:52 PM

Franken falling in line with King Obama again! What a puppet!

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jim2011beamSep. 4, 1310:12 PM

This region of the world has been at war with itself for more than 3,000 years. Each new military invention, from armor, archery, horses, catapults, explosives, fire, etc., has killed hundreds of millions of people. Opposing forces reported "we were in blood up to our knees." So what is different now and what, if we get involved, are we saving Syria from (or for)? They will not stop fighting or dying. It's a way of life for a tribal people who know nothing about democracy, nothing about freedom for others, nothing about liberty or free speech or tolerance or the right of worship or the freedom to be straight or gay or anything else. Why should we be involved with the exchange of one dictator for another who may be worse? Will the Syrian people be thankful? Of course not. They will whine and complain that we didn't do enough - or did too much. Just leave them alone and let them sort it out their own way.

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dogmanSep. 4, 1310:44 PM

" Why should we be involved with the exchange of one dictator for another who may be worse? " --nice rant.... but it as little to do with what's going on. Assad won't be targeted. Regime change isn't the purpose of a strike. This is about the use of chemical weapons ________ "DO NOTHING MORE THAN TRADE EMBARGO ... that will hurt them and give them no reason to harm anyone beyond this !!!" -- they have been in place for quite some time ... I'm guessing if you're suffering through a deadly, bloody two-year civil war... the fact you can't export tomatoes won't be persuasive enough for both sides to disarm

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obviousSep. 4, 1310:55 PM

It's all about money, dogman ... take a look a google map and see that Syria is a desert with a river running through it ... export of oil is THE only money is that area ...

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dogmanSep. 4, 1311:15 PM

"export of oil is THE only money is that area " -- oil accounted for less than 50% of their exports (pre-embargo)... $4.3 billion out of $9.9 billion .... when you're forced into hiding because of street-to-street fighting... you're probably not concerned about imports, exports, GDP, etc .... you're wondering what's in store for you if you ever get located/captured after being suspected of using chemical weapons

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ruphinaSep. 5, 13 5:13 AM

Absolutely hilarious to watch Ellison come up with his justifications for supporting Obama, after all the screaming he did to oppose President Bush going into Iraq, when the evidence of gas use was much stronger, the exporting of terrorism by Saddam was much more virulent, and the brutality of Saddam and his brutal sons was WAY worse than Assad. Just another BHO water-carrier. Bill G.

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