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War Criminal Pelosi has emerged as the strongest supporter of Obama’s plan.
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Saturday Aug 31st, 2013 8:41 PM
Democratic Congress Women and leader of the Democrats in Congress who covered up water torture is now the strongest supporter for bombing Syria.
War Criminal Pelosi has emerged as the strongest supporter of Obama’s plan.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/as-obama-takes-syria-decision-to-congress-approval-for-attack-is-far-from-clear-cut/2013/08/31/ec0a9c08-1272-11e3-85b6-d27422650fd5_story_1.html
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has emerged as the strongest supporter of Obama’s plan.
“Military action in response to Assad’s reckless use of deadly gas that is limited in scope and duration, without boots on the ground, is in our national security interest and in furtherance of regional stability and global security,” Pelosi said in a statement, referring to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Pelosi has demonstrated an ability to deliver votes when the Obama administration has needed them, but other Democrats said Syria will be a tougher sell because many still feel stung by the Iraq war votes 11 years ago.

“The shadow of Iraq is the dominant influence for most members,” said Rep. Gerald E. Connolly (D-Va.). Connolly said he is also concerned with historic parallels to massacres in the 1990s that did not get a forceful response. “Syria is not Iraq, and Obama is not Bush,” he said. “No one is contemplating an invasion of Syria. The appropriate analogies are Bosnia-Kosovo-Serbia and Rwanda. The tug of historical analogies is a powerful force in foreign policy.”
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SF War Criminal And Demo House Leader Nancy Pelosi is pushing for all the Democrats to support the criminal US attack on Syria. She has previously covered up waterboard torture and other crimes.

SF War Criminal And Demo House Leader Pelosi Rallies Democrats For US Attack On Syria

Nancy Pelosi sends Dear Colleague urging Syria action
http://www.politico.com/story/2013/09/nancy-pelosi-syria-action-96211.html?hp=l3

Pelosi must convince her caucus that military action is warranted. | John Shinkle/POLITICO
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By GINGER GIBSON | 9/3/13 2:11 PM EDT
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi sent a letter to fellow House Democrats appealing for their support for military action in Syria in response to alleged chemical weapons use.

“At this critical juncture, it is essential that we make all Americans — the men and women we represent — fully aware of what the intelligence clearly and unequivocally demonstrates: that the Assad regime was responsible for chemical weapons attacks against innocent Syrians, resulting in the deaths of more than 1,400 people, including hundreds of children,” Pelosi wrote to Democrats.

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Pelosi (D-Calif.), who has fully backed President Barack Obama’s call for a limited strike against Syria, must now begin trying to convince her caucus that such military action is warranted. So far, House Democrats haven’t expressed resounding support for it.

(PHOTOS: Syria: Where politicians stand)

Democrats will be key to House approval of a resolution authorizing military force, even with the support of House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio.) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.). The House is expected to vote on a resolution next week, but will face opposition from both anti-war Democrats and tea party-aligned Republicans.

“It is in our national interest to respond to the Syrian government’s unspeakable use of chemical weapons. Indeed, it has been, and remains, a core pillar of our national security — under Democratic and Republican administrations — to prevent, limit, and halt the spread and use of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons,” Pelosi wrote. “This is a matter of national, regional, and global security.”

Pelosi’s office insists that Democrats won’t be whipping the authorization of force measure — or trying to influence Democrats to vote with the president — because the vote is a matter of conscience.

But the letter from Pelosi made clear to her members where she stands on the issue.

“We look forward to hearing any comments and questions you may have as we carefully discuss how to proceed and what steps to take. I appreciate those who have already offered their thoughts, comments, and opinions, and I look forward to working together on this challenge in the coming days,” Pelosi said. “For many, ignoring Bashar Al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons is a luxury humanity simply cannot afford.”

Boehner, Pelosi Unite Behind President On Syria
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/09/03/218553541/boehner-pelosi-unite-behind-president-on-syria
by MARK MEMMOTT
September 03, 201312:07 PM

President Obama met with more than a dozen lawmakers, including House Speaker John Boehner and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, at the White House on Tuesday to press his case for a military strike in Syria.

Carolyn Kaster/AP
President Obama's call for Congress to give him the go-ahead to strike targets in Syria has put House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on the same side of an important issue for one of the few times in recent years.

Calling Syrian President Bashar Assad's alleged use of chemical weapons "a barbarous act," Boehner emerged from a meeting at the White House to say he supports Obama's request.

Assad and others with weapons of mass destruction need "to understand we're not going to tolerate this type of behavior," Boeher added.

Pelosi said that by using chemical weapons, Assad "crossed a line" — but not one that President Obama drew. It's a line that "humanity drew decades ago," she said, in a reference to the post-World War I international agreement to prohibit the use of chemical weapons.

Earlier, as we reported, 2008 Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain of Arizona was making the rounds of the morning news shows to elaborate on his reasons for supporting the Democratic president's request.

Obama said earlier Tuesday that he's convinced Congress will support a resolution that authorizes the type of military action that would send a "clear message" to Assad and cripple the Syrian leader's "capability to use chemical weapons not just now but in the future."

But the president's request does face opposition in the House — from some in his own party as well as from some of Boehner's fellow Republicans. Many of those lawmakers do not believe that striking Syria is in the USA's national interest.
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Saturday Aug 31st, 2013 9:57 PM
60 Democratic signatures against immediate war with Syria is simply the fig leaf over the shame of the reality of the twin parties of war and fascism, the Democrat-Republicans, who constitute the 435 House of Representatives, with the majority, 233 being Republicans, 200 Democrats, and 2 vacancies.

Barbara Lee's letter asked for congressional approval, a disaster if there is a formal declaration of war on the Syrian government as all opposition will be treason. There is not likely to be such a declaration but there is likely to be another staged pretext and there is likely to be congressional approval with some War Powers Act as the entire US Congress is completely reactionary. For more on the fascist war criminal, Nancy Pelosi, see
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2013/08/31/18742424.php

My own suspicion is Obama was finally stopped by the Russian bear, which appears to have finally awoken from hibernation. Russia sent 2 warships to the Mediterranean, and of course, they geographically border the Middle East. Putin is now demanding Obama show proof of any provocation by the Syrian government. The Russians are of course concerned about encirclement. We all know that if the Soviet Union existed, there would have been no illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq. We shall see what happens next but there is one thing we know for sure: The American economy is in a Great Depression and getting worse daily as it cannot sustain a war machine. The Bolshevik Revolution ended WW1 as the Tsar could no longer feed troops and maintain a functioning society.