Analysis: Obama seeks trust of American people even if he lacks their support for strike

  • Article by: JULIE PACE , Associated Press
  • Updated: September 10, 2013 - 11:30 PM

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama wasn't just seeking Americans' support for military action in Syria. He also was seeking their trust.

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theruntSep. 10, 13 9:31 PM

We are done in Iraq. We are exiting Afghanistan. We see Libya free of Gadaffi. We see secular impulses rising to the fore in Egypt. And now, our president has the world's eyes focused on Syria. He has finally drawn Russia into action there. Although some call Obama wishy-washy, our country has remained safe during his tenure, and our service men and women have not been inserted into new, dangerous situations. A good commander in chief does not spend troops recklessly.

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pkbrandonSep. 10, 13 9:59 PM

He did what he had to do. We will see if Syria can make a serious attempt at divesting itself of chemical weapons, and if not, what actions we will then take.

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fwallenSep. 11, 13 5:08 AM

It's amateur hours at the White House. It's embarrassing to be one upped by a thug.

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firefight41Sep. 11, 13 7:29 AM

We are done in Iraq. We are exiting Afghanistan. We see Libya free of Gadaffi. We see secular impulses rising to the fore in Egypt. And now, our president has the world's eyes focused on Syria. He has finally drawn Russia into action there. Although some call Obama wishy-washy, our country has remained safe during his tenure, and our service men and women have not been inserted into new, dangerous situations. ************** He allowed an ambassador to die on foreign soil. He used drones on American citizens and did not allow them to have due process.

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dentesterSep. 11, 13 8:33 AM

You'll notice how the writer never mentions Obama latest approval numbers. They're 43% approval and sinking. He has zero credibility with the American people.

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masqueanadieSep. 11, 13 8:41 AM

""The president does need the American public and the broader international community to trust his judgment on this issue, which he did not choose" --- This is not 911 or Pearl Harbor. Obama chose to wade into Syria two years ago. What I do not trust about Obama is his support of the Syrian "freedom fighters". These rebels have nothing to do with freedom and are primarily led by Al Qaeda. Our involvement in Syria has only strengthened Al Qaeda and contributed to 100,000 people being killed.

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kusstSep. 11, 13 9:14 AM

Obama is out their fighting for us......he is driving the counties into ruin, and succeeding while the spews lies about jobs, and healthcare and immigration. all of these items lead us to ruin and only solidify the power base of he and his leftists. Right out of Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinsky, and America watches their future get pissed away. However, I have heard that his golf game has really improved.

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EleanoreSep. 11, 13 9:18 AM

How can you trust someone who is dishonest and does not adhere to our basic social compact. History will not judge this president kindly.

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jepop90Sep. 11, 1312:08 PM

If this were Cheney we'd already have Haliburton signing big contracts to support our troops in Syria. At least Obama is willing to pause and listen to the people who elected him.

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