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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House says President Barack Obama is getting ready to speak about Syria from the White House.
A White House official says Obama's remarks will not be about an imminent military operation in Syria, but will be an update to the public about his decisions on how to proceed.
"Intelligence shows that assad forces were launching rockets into suburbs acknowledging chemical attack took place. World already sees what is confirmed. over 1000 people murdered several hundred were children, young people murdered by their governmentedit on 31-8-2013 by boncho because: (no reason given)
presents a serious risk to our national security. endangers our friends israel, jordan, etc, etc
world with many dangers this menace must be confronted.
I have decided WE SHOULD TAKE MILITARY ACTION AGAINST SYRIAedit on 31-8-2013 by boncho because: (no reason given)
our military has assets in the region. the chairman has informed us we will be ready to strike whenever. I am prepared to strike, tomorrow, one week, a month from now. i am mindful i am the president of the world oldest constitutional democracy.
thats why i made a second decision. i will seek authorization from congress to make a strike.edit on 31-8-2013 by boncho because: (no reason given)
so this morning i spoke with all four congressional leaders and they agreed to have a vote to decide in congress when and if to strike.
and all of us should be accountable whther or not to move forward and that should be done with a vote.
I am confortable to move forward without a UN secirtuy council decisionedit on 31-8-2013 by boncho because: (no reason given)
i feel i have the authority to take this action without congressional approval but i will seek it because its the right thing to do for our democracyedit on 31-8-2013 by boncho because: (no reason given)"edit on 31-8-2013 by boncho because: (no reason given)
what message do we send if we let a dictator gas hundreds of children and take no action?"
Originally posted by deadeyedick
seems like he was possessed by some rational spirit. i guess it's never to late to try to do right.
reply to post by OtherSideOfTheCoin
but that was a very impressive speech
In what way?
Originally posted by GrantedBail
reply to post by boncho
Well he must think he has the votes. Are they gonna vote without all the members??