Playing politics with Libya... oh, I mean Syria.

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    The hypocrisy of modern US politics never ends...

    Now the GOP is criticizing Obama for not taking action in Syria.

    Meanwhile, when Obama did just what they are asking him to now in Libya, (after being criticized by the GOP for not taking action) they not only pulled the plug on US involvement in the operation,
    but then proceeded to scream bloody murder about how unconstitutional it was, for months.

    Seriously, GOP, what the fuck?

    GOP critical of White House's Syria policy - CBS News
     
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    I don't think consistency is as important in politics as is making sure that you are not on the same side of your issue at the same time as your opponent.
     
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    Exactly. And that's why we can never get anything worthwhile done.
     
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    and never will EXCEPT by whatever good individuals do on a day to day basis. Looking to politicians to solve anything is a mental illness. We as a nation should know better by now.
     
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    Would be nice if Obama would make his decisions based on American security in a constitutional matter. Then the GOP would be wrong x2 for being contrarian just for the sake of playing politics.
     
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    While that's true, the last time this exact scenario occurred, Congress had sent a pretty clear, public message that they would support him before-hand, and then, once we were involved, they backed off their support, leaving him to hang in the wind.

    If Congress had continued to support his efforts in Libya, it would never have been a Constitutional matter in the first place.

    And now, they're trying to do the exact same thing in Syria.

    Fool me once...
     
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    Same thing happened in Iraq.

    Same thing happened in Vietnam.

    That covers my lifetime but for all I know it's "same as it ever was".
     
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    WE never invaded Libya and lost 0 soldiers int he process
     
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    Bully for US. It could be unpleasant to bear responsibility for whatever government takes control there next.
     
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    I dont recall wanting the President to send the troops into Syria. When the heck am I the last to know that I have this point of view?
     

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