Category: Military Intervention


Texas Congressman Introduces First Joint Resolution That Would Forbid Use Of Federal Funds For Unauthorized U.S. Military Action In Syria

On September 9. 2013, GOP Congressman Ted Poe of southeastern Texas introduced H.RES. 58 (below), a binding resolution that would prohibit federal funds for the use of military force against Syria unless specifically authorized by Congress.


Syrian Crisis, Critical Documents 1 : Side-By-Side Comparison Of Senate Foreign Relations Committee Draft And Approved Resolution To Authorize The Use Of Military Force (AUMF)

This side-by-side highlights for ease of reading both the non-substantive and substantive differences between the documents. An introductory section summarizes the substantive revisions to the draft resolution. (prepared by Legislative Reteach, Information & Analysis Services (


Syrian Crisis : Johnny Come Lately, Congress Is The New Kid In Town. What Took Them So Long? Objective Accomplished?

Why didn’t Congress reconvene as a body until September 9th? What were they afraid of?

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Military Intervention In Syria : 8 Possible Explanations Why President Obama Met Today With John McCain, The Dean Of Blunder.

09-02-2013, What possible good outcome in re Syria did the President believe would follow from a sit down with John “Doctor Wrong” McCain? Here are eight possible reasons . . .

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Syrian Crisis : ‘Texas Ted’ Cruz Criticism Of Obama For Not Calling An Emergency Session Of Congress Is Hypocrisy On Stilts

Cruz misrepresents Congress’s culpability vis-à-vis not re-convening in Washington, D.C., before the end of its adjournment on September 9, 2013. He does so for inexcusable political reasons given the national security context. Here’s why . . .


Congress, Call YOURSELF Back Into Session! You Can, And You Know It!

Congress may indeed, and by its own bicameral agreement, call itself back into session at any time during its recess under the terms of section two of the conditional adjournment. This is nothing new either. The conditional adjournment language in various forms has a long history.

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Proposed Syrian Airstrikes – Dr. Obama, Chain Saw Surgeon, Prognosis Deadly

Michael Matthew Bloomer, August 30, 2013 Military analysts and Syrian intervention cheerleaders maintain that limited air strikes will suffice to “degrade” Syria’s chemical weapons capabilities. Senator John McCain, as always, is among those cheerleaders....

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John McCain and McCain Wannabe Lindsey Graham, Like Whiskey With A Milk Chaser, Talk U.S. Intervention In Syria

Michael Matthew Bloomer, August 26, 2013 . . . Today, with more of the same miscalculated optimism, Senator McCain (joined by his sidekick Georgia Senator Lindsey Graham) criticized the Obama administration for sitting “on the sidelines for too long” during the Syrian civil war which reveals, he and Graham assert, “a further sign of U.S. indecision and weakness,” even though the Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons is still unsubstantiated. . .
Does Lindsey Graham have any reason for being in the Senate other than to agree with John McCain . . ?


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