September 4th, 2013
03:38 PM ET
1 year ago

Senate committee approves Syria resolution

(CNN) – The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday approved a resolution authorizing a U.S. military response to chemical weapons use by Syria, sending the measure to the full chamber for debate next week. The vote was 10 to 7.


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  1. Ken Shaffin

    We are no longer a representative democracy. Obama has just made the Senate into his Politburo and the U.S. military into the pit bull mercenary of the Saudis.

    September 4, 2013 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  2. Sniffit

    Yes, they approved it, but only after McCain made his play of saying this morning that he would vote against it and then adding an amendment that states US policy as directly opposite of what Obama has said...i.e., Obama has said that the goal is not going to be "regime change," but McCain insisted on a broad, open-ended policy statement of "shifting the momentum" so it could be constantly redefined to not only criticize Obama and claim he failed to achieve it, but to drag out the military's involvement. The long and short of it is that McCain is still trying to be POTUS and saw this as an opportunity to hold his vote hostage to demands that he be allowed to define military policy, not the actual CiC.

    September 4, 2013 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  3. Winston Smith

    Pictured above: All of the people that need to dawn uniforms, and start toting rifles. Give the tin can dwellers a break for once, and do your own dirty work. Get in there and fight. Man oh man, one could almost see the back peddling from the surface of the moon.

    September 4, 2013 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  4. Rudy NYC

    And now, we only await another one of Rand Paul's symbolic filibusters.

    September 4, 2013 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  5. mARK bERNSTEIN

    I commend the Foreign Relations committee for its willingness to expend American lives in the Holy Cause of covering Barack Obama putrifying interracial ass. He says "the world set the red line." And when, pray tell, was this? And, who pray tell is "the world" - certainly not the UN, or NATO, or the European Community or the Glassboro, New Jersey field hockey team. I AM THE WORLD, says that turd in the White House, BUT I SURE AM MODEST ABOUT IT.

    September 4, 2013 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  6. Rudy NYC

    Sniffit wrote:

    Yes, they approved it, but only after McCain made his play of saying this morning that he would vote against it and then adding an amendment that states US policy as directly opposite of what Obama has said...i.e., Obama has said that the goal is not going to be "regime change," but McCain insisted on a broad, open-ended policy statement of "shifting the momentum"
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    I would not have backed down from McCain. I would have told him that this is the language. We're calling the shots. If you don't like what I'm telling you, then I suggest that you vote your concience.

    September 4, 2013 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  7. Anonymous

    "Pictured above: All of the people that need to dawn uniforms and start toting rifles".
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    All three "pictured" above have already 'donned' uniforms, one now Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. All three military men at some time in their lives-----Viet Nam to be exact. They have done plenty of dirty work.

    Want to try again?

    September 4, 2013 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  8. donna

    Government of the people, by the people and for the people? What has happened to the USA? This is so sad. =(

    September 4, 2013 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  9. Sniffit

    "I would not have backed down from McCain. I would have told him that this is the language. We're calling the shots. If you don't like what I'm telling you, then I suggest that you vote your concience."

    Hehe...with one change: "If you don't like what I'm telling you, then I suggest you should've managed to win a POTUS election." After all, that's what's driving this for him anyway. The Grandpa McGrumpypants doll thinks he can still act like POTUS even though he didn't win it.

    September 4, 2013 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  10. don in albuquerque

    No longer any faith, or trust in this government. It is strictly gov't for sale, and non representative of the people. Definitely time for American Spring. One side is as crooked as the other.

    September 4, 2013 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |