Breaking: Obama to address public on Syria
September 6th, 2013
10:08 AM ET
8 months ago

Breaking: Obama to address public on Syria

(CNN) – President Barack Obama will address the American public on Tuesday from the White House about his proposal to take military action in Syria, he announced Friday at the G20 in St. Petersburg, Russia.


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  1. ED1

    By Tuesday how many more children will be killed this is a fine example of our no leadership President is great at and the blame game too.

    I guess Bush is still at fault for this.

    September 6, 2013 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  2. Name willard

    Bush not fault that presdient obama was fault leak at white house also obama and hillary clinton was lied story what about 4 amercian was murder at benghiziana lybia

    September 6, 2013 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  3. Data Driven

    "more children will be killed"

    Obama is killing children in Syria? I thought it was Assad. Or some rebel or other, depending upon whom you ask.

    In any case, during your day of posting on blogs about how horrible Obama is, maybe you can find time to go to UNICEF's website to see what YOU can do to contribute to saving some of these childrens' lives.

    September 6, 2013 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  4. The Real Tom Paine

    Hypocrite response # 1-

    -ED1

    By Tuesday how many more children will be killed this is a fine example of our no leadership President is great at and the blame game too.

    I guess Bush is still at fault for this.

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    Its interesting how you seem to think we will blame Bush for this. Why did the GOP not say anything regarding this when the Syrian uprising began 2 years ago, other than we needed to help the rebels? Not an idea was brought forth, much less a resolution or anything. They were backseat-driving the whole time, more intent on wrecking the economy so they could hand the keys to Mitt the Outsourcer then they were on dealing with an exploding crisis. What is their repsonse now? To go channel Robert Taft and bring Isolationism back into the picture.

    September 6, 2013 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  5. wendel

    it seems that Russia and iran are telling us what we should do about Syria and the republicans are going along with them. Not so long ago they where all for helping Syria now they are dong an about face. Wonder why.? They didn't worry before about what the American people thought and said they where behind the rebels. Now that all these people have been gassed they have changed their minds. Could it be that the president is now for retaliation???????

    September 6, 2013 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  6. wendel

    as usual repos trolls posting here are total idiots with no knowledge as to what is going on in the world.

    September 6, 2013 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  7. Silence DoGood

    Data Driven
    "more children will be killed" "Obama is killing children in Syria? "

    How short is the hazy US memory. He drone-bombed 1000's of innocents including children in places like Pakistan chasing a few bad guys. And we were told no innocents died.

    I think it is a international crime to fly robot-bombs into a country that has asked you not too and you are not at war with.

    From a pacifist tired of War presidents like Bush, Bush and Obama.

    September 6, 2013 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  8. Rudy NYC

    ED1

    By Tuesday how many more children will be killed this is a fine example of our no leadership President is great at and the blame game too.
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    You sound like you're for U.S. military intervention, possibly even with ground troops, but you are FOR intervention jus the same. Great. Now let's see how long it's going to take you to realize that you're supposed to be AGAINST intervention, and start posting about that.

    September 6, 2013 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  9. TONE

    WOW idiots are on line today rightwing low information voters is America's down fall.

    September 6, 2013 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  10. w l jones

    This is a civil war in a close country who did what will be hard to prove. Enough.

    September 6, 2013 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  11. Boomer in Mo

    Stay our of Syria. If some of the Arab nations want to take on the Syrian problem, they can do it themselves. We should not rent out the U.S. Military to be their mercenaries. The U.S. does need to constantly remind the world that Putin and Russia, along with China, are standing with and supporting a child killer.

    September 6, 2013 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  12. Data Driven

    @Silence DoGood,

    Well, I DID say "Syria". Note the specificity.

    September 6, 2013 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  13. Fair is Fair

    Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Fair is Fair
    I'm quite confused on this topic,
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    Yes confused and pissed off about positive gains being made despite the all-out effort from your team to derail the economy....and the country.
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    No, not at all. I'm confused as to why people, based on the numbers presented, see this as positive gains. You can snipe at me personally all you want – I really don't care. It doesn't address the question posed, though... and I think the question is valid.

    September 6, 2013 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  14. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    ED1

    By Tuesday how many more children will be killed this is a fine example of our no leadership President is great at and the blame game too.

    I guess Bush is still at fault for this.
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    There is NOTHING that we can, should or will do about all the children being killed.
    This is SYRIA'S CIVIL WAR not ours.
    We're NOT interfering in their civil war.
    We're telling them that they cannot use chemical weapons in their civil war.
    They can carry on killing themselves until there is no one left child or adult. Just don't use chemicl weapons.

    I'm going to ask you the same question I asked another one of the "usual suspects": do they pay you by the post, the hour, or the lies?

    September 6, 2013 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  15. Hector Slagg

    Talk, Talk, talk.
    It is too late to fire any missles into Syria. A political settlement is the best course to do now. Not that I have any real confidence in the current adminstration. It is so amazing of what has been elected as our leader. Still leading from behind. Still voting present.

    September 6, 2013 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  16. Data Driven

    Fair, I DID reply on the other thread, but they closed it on me, and it was a such a brilliant reply too, LOL. Well, I'm sure we'll have the opportunity to argue about it some more - but I gotta go to work now! My apologies.

    September 6, 2013 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  17. Peoples State of Illinois

    I see the "same ole, same ole" still trying to defend the indefensible. Man, that must have been some strong koolaide.

    September 6, 2013 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  18. Sniffit

    "By Tuesday how many more children will be killed this is a fine example of our no leadership President is great at and the blame game too.

    I guess Bush is still at fault for this."

    Uh oh...so predictable and uncreative...Teatroll Parrotbot #468G94 appears to need some maintenance and a firmware update...

    September 6, 2013 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  19. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Fair is Fair
    I'm quite confused on this topic,
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    Yes confused and pissed off about positive gains being made despite the all-out effort from your team to derail the economy....and the country.
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    No, not at all. I'm confused as to why people, based on the numbers presented, see this as positive gains. You can snipe at me personally all you want – I really don't care. It doesn't address the question posed, though... and I think the question is valid.
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    Right.
    It is not "people" that see this as positive gains it is the Labor Department.
    They work very diligently and under high security to derive these numbers and report them to the nation on a daily basis.
    I am sure they will be happy to tell you how they arrive at their numbers.

    September 6, 2013 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  20. Sniffit

    "A political settlement is the best course to do now."

    Please explain to the class why on God's green Earth a megalomaniacal tyrant who has proven so desperate to hold onto power, and so depraved and soulless as to use chemical weapons on innocents and children, and who has the backing of a major world power that considers this a proxy war for positional strength in the region...why that madman would sit down for tea to discuss "diplomatic" solutions. What evidence do YOU find amongst the contorted bodies of gassed children that tells you he's ready to negotiate?

    September 6, 2013 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  21. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Correction to my post to Fair:
    That should have read: "monthly basis" not "daily basis.

    September 6, 2013 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  22. Sniffit

    "it seems that Russia and iran are telling us what we should do about Syria and the republicans are going along with them."

    GOPers/Teatrolls think that further gassing of women and children is a bargain-basement price to pay for getting to embarrass Obama and claim it's all his and the Dems' fault in 2014.

    September 6, 2013 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  23. Laxmi N.

    We should learn from our mistakes of going to war with Iraq and Afganistan. We have a strong army that does not mean we are world police. If Obama , Senators Mccain and Gram wants to support war, let them put on the uniform and fight the war. We need to concentrate on bulding stronger US economy instead of wasting our resources on these stupid war.

    September 6, 2013 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  24. Fair is Fair

    Sniffit

    "it seems that Russia and iran are telling us what we should do about Syria and the republicans are going along with them."

    GOPers/Teatrolls think that further gassing of women and children is a bargain-basement price to pay for getting to embarrass Obama and claim it's all his and the Dems' fault in 2014.
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    The vote will be interesting, Counselor... it may be the dems who deny authorization to Obama, and it may be a bipartisan "no". Either way, IF the authorization gets a thumbs-down, it won't be solely a GOP denial. Or am I wrong?

    September 6, 2013 11:39 am at 11:39 am |