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Gingrich: Obama administration confused, conflicted over Syria
September 9th, 2013
11:00 AM ET

Gingrich: Obama administration confused, conflicted over Syria

(CNN) - No administration in modern times has been as confused, contradictory and incompetent in trying to make the case for war as this White House has been in its push for action against the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

Listen to the words of the Obama administration:

On war and peace: At the G20 Summit on Friday, President Barack Obama said as he pushed for strikes in Syria, "I was elected to end wars, not start them. I've spent the last four and a half years doing everything I can to reduce our reliance on military power as a means of meeting our international obligations and protecting the American people."

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  1. Lloyd Abrahams CPA

    To all
    I have previously for two weeks been faxing and emailing to POTUS, CONGRESS, NETANYAHU, PUTIN and the media that the Russians (and the Chinese) are the solution and not the problem.
    Now the President and Congress should pass a joint Congressional resolution for the following proposal to the UN and Syria that the Russians, the Chinese and US representatives(for verification) go in jointly as UN Peacekeepers into Syria during a 60 day in place cease fire to allow the UN to take over full control, and'or remove and destroy all the Chemical WMD weapons (with an automatic 2nd up to 60 day continuation of the in place cease fire). This proposal will not include any mission of Regime change, but will include that medical, economic and food aid be allowed to be brought in to Syrian for the civilians. The Russian (and the Chinese) -but not the US-allies- will bring in the necessary military power to enforce the in place cease fire. The only air power to fly over Syrian will be Russian Air power (no Syrian air power). The Resolution will include that no Chemical WMD weapons shall not be transferred by Syria to any other parties or countries – including and particularly Hezbolah and Al Quada affiliated groups).
    The resolution will state that if the proposal (of full verification by inclusion of US and allied observers to be included) is not accepted by the Syrians, the Russians and the Chinese is not accepted, or completed in full , or obstructed with delays within the prescribed in place cease fires, the US will reserve its right to use military strikes to marginalizes and prevent Syria's further use of Chemical WMD weapons.
    Now this is how to make the Syrians, the Russians and the Chinese "an offer they cannot refuse" with verification.
    MRCANDU10 (Cousin of Mr Get It Done)

    September 9, 2013 at 2:39 pm | Reply
  2. Louis Murphy

    This is not about protecting the American people this about America again playing the policemen of the world like Dr. Martin Luther King use to say.

    September 9, 2013 at 1:37 pm | Reply
  3. Virginia Duffield

    Why wouldn't they be confused and conflicted. Most Americans are too. It is not a good situation and there is no good solution, or maybe there is no solution. The UN has been neutered by Russia and China; Iran, Putin and the Chinese are standing firm with a baby killer. But it is a civil war and we screwed up in Egypt, screwed up almost as bad in Lybia and had a massive screw up that cost hundreds of American lives in Iraq. We need to stay out of it and not hire the American military out as mercenaries for the Saud family. Let the Saudis send their young met to fight in Syria if they want Assad gone so bad.

    September 9, 2013 at 1:23 pm | Reply
  4. Eduardo

    Why do you give Newt a platform to speak?
    This crooks time has past.
    I'll not be tuning in.

    September 9, 2013 at 11:19 am | Reply

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