September 3rd, 2013
02:28 PM ET
soundoff (419 Responses)
  1. Jim

    I would just like to admit that i definitely got duped by President Obama during his campaign.

    September 3, 2013 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  2. Goblin King

    "They will welcome us as liberators". Seems like we are being fed more pro-war propaganda. I hope America won't fall for it this time.

    September 3, 2013 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  3. Core Hound

    Kerry and Hagel REFUSE to rule out sending troops in to Syria as they tell the Senate that the world's dictators are 'listening for our silence'
    He conceded that while the Obama administration has 'no desire' to send ground forces into Syria, 'I don't want to take off the table [that] option'
    Military intervention in Syria will be 'limited in duration and scope,' the U.S. secretary of defense promised a Senate panel

    ut oh

    September 3, 2013 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  4. rehabmax

    WMD, WMD ! Quick They're back!

    September 3, 2013 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  5. Tag9

    Let the Rockets fly !

    September 3, 2013 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  6. Sniffit

    "This will be a slam dunk for Rand Paul. "

    Funniest thing I heard all day. Hilarious.

    September 3, 2013 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  7. Sane Person

    And here I thought we wouldnt be able to find another brown country to bomb so soon.

    September 3, 2013 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  8. HeyHey

    Has anyone asked the White House if any of this is related to Iraqi WMD's?

    September 3, 2013 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  9. alan smithee

    "Kerry: This isn't like Iraq", well, of course it can't be, and the issues have to be portrayed as of greater monumental significance than those that any other President has faced.

    September 3, 2013 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  10. OnePi$$edOffAmerican

    When asked during a session regarding our involvement in taking military action against Syria a question was stated “ have you taken into consideration what the reaction of Russia or any other ally to Syria would be in result of an attack by the United States.” A response was then given by General Dempsey that he would rather not state that during this session, but can in a classified one that United States citizens will never have knowledge of (As well as various others questions that were asked). How can we as citizens come to a conclusion on whether or not we believe it is in our best interest of bringing military action against Assad without knowing the most important aspect of an attack…the repercussions.

    September 3, 2013 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  11. MilitaryIndustrialComplex

    Yep, they don't care what we think. They are out of control. Time for a new govt?

    September 3, 2013 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  12. Jim Steele

    I thought it was only Repbulicans that got us into war. Saddam killed entire villages of people before we became involved and we only became involved after UN resolutions, UN inspections and 10 years of a no-fly zone. Now this idiot wants to march in there becuase he drew a 'red line'. What a joke! What a joke!

    September 3, 2013 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  13. Erick

    al-Nusra Front took responsibility for the chemical weapons. Obama wants to fight along side with them.

    September 3, 2013 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  14. popseal

    The top hat and cane tap dance we are being insulted with is obvious. Obama's "politics of the moment" is on complete display with all its hypocrisy and dissembled recall. It should serve as a giant "heads up" to an aware public. But Obama's base will remain asleep. It needs its rest so as to play video games, send lots of texts, and wait for the government cheese truck.

    September 3, 2013 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  15. Zastrow

    John Kerry thinks the rebels are moderate rebels that have "improved" accept for a few in the north. -That is fundamentally delusional.

    September 3, 2013 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  16. BostonDan

    It certainly is not like Iraq. At least our actions in Iraq had SOME international partners. Where is the rest of the world? Maybe they are not convinced that the Syrian government is behind this? Maybe they just don't think tossing a few bombs into Syria will change anything?

    September 3, 2013 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  17. PuzzledInPeoria

    This is EXACTLY like Iraq. Kerry's fake outrage last week was insulting. Where was the outrage 100,000 civilian deaths ago?

    McCain was over there meeting with rebel/terrorist leaders, now he has to be coaxed to support it? What's that about?

    Let's save our help for Israel and let Syria alone.

    September 3, 2013 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  18. Jim

    Quick, someone make me feel better about voting for Obama! I bet you can't....

    September 3, 2013 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  19. James MacAvoy

    The real issue should be finding out WHO they got the chemical weapons FROM, and imposing the heaviest trade sanctions EVER on that country.

    Why this will not happen? Because they are American weapons, that's why. Built in the good ol' U.S. of A.

    That's why Kerry is giving no further information about the weapons' chemical analysis. He already knows. They just want to wipe out any evidence.

    September 3, 2013 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  20. Dynan3

    @Jim September 3, 2013 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm ... Thank you for your honesty and I concur as a duped citizen myself. You sir, are what the real humanity is made of. I wish I could shake your hand. May you and yours prosper. You live the good life.

    September 3, 2013 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  21. Jaimie

    How can they ever think American citizens will ever believe them at their word ever again? They are lying. No boots on the ground .... you mean Obama's or Kerry's boots? Nothing has changed. NSA, CIA, Obama, Kerry......... its all the same .... pack of lies. USA STAY OUT OF SYRIA PERIOD. And now you know where your hard earned tax dollars taken out of your hard earned monthly wages are going ........ to somebodies horrible dream to try to show the American people that he can be a real president.

    September 3, 2013 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  22. imcrusades

    As an American citizen, lover of peace, and Orthodox Christian (whose mother church and her Christian presence in the Middle East is at risk of extermination), I'm frustrated and saddened by my country's involvement in the Syrian crisis and I pray to God that we do not start bombing. My church's hierarch, Metropolitan Philip, just issued the following appeal to our North American archdiocese, urging us to vote NO to any unilateral military action by the United States. He also asked us to help spread the word to our friends and families, which is why I'm appealing to you today. No matter your religious background, please consider contacting your representative on this important matter and keep the peace-loving people of Syria (including Christians, Jews and Muslims) in your prayers. Here's the appeal:

    "I write to you today as our president and United States Congress contemplate military action against Syria. As those of us with deep roots in that land already know, more bombs and destabilization of the country will only lead to further bloodshed and devastation. In my opinion, based on a lifetime of knowledge in that area of the world, it serves neither the interest of the United States, nor the Syrian people (or the people of the Middle East at large for that matter) to bomb and further destabilize the country. Extremists groups such as Al-Qaeda are waiting in the wings to prey on any weakness in the Syrian government and infrastructure. The results of such a bombing would be yet another step in the extermination of our Christian presence in the Middle East, a presence that dates to the dawn of Christianity. Our Church has already suffered greatly and has new martyrs waiting to be glorified –we do not need any more! Therefore, I urge all of you during the next few days to contact your respective senators and congress people to urge them to vote NO to any unilateral military action by the United States. Time is of the essence so please distribute this email to everyone you know as quickly as possible and share this message on your Facebook and other mass media sites."

    September 3, 2013 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  23. BriHudson

    I'd just like to say: "THIS IS EXACTLY LIKE IRAQ!!!!!!"

    Except, there isn't an entire legion (the entire legion) of Democrat party voters and elected officials trying to smear the name of a sitting U.S. President (Republican). Saddam used chems on his folks, too, as did he and his family members mass execute tons people left and right for the mere mention of anything against what Saddam wanted.

    But, hey, you Democrats have the soul searching to do, not me. I'll just go back to my corner and watch the hypocrisy that knows no bounds.

    September 3, 2013 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  24. RocketScientist

    Our service men and women signed up to protect our borders and our country and not to fight someone else's civil war. Syria is sad but it is not our job to police the planet, go into a country and rip apart their infrastructure only to spend another decade rebuilding it.

    September 3, 2013 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  25. rosethornne


    And certainly not while essential services are being cut in our own country.
    It's the Saudi's problem, let them pay for it.

    September 3, 2013 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
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