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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The Senate Begins Voting on Syria Today

Posted by on Wed, Sep 4, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Starting with the members of the Foreign Relations Committee, who have added some new language to President Obama's proposed authorization to use military force:

The measure would set a time limit of 60 days and says the president could extend that for 30 days more unless Congress has a vote of disapproval.

Washington State's two Senators have both expressed misgivings about the idea of attacking Syria, with Patty Murray worried about "the possibility of entangling our nation in a long, drawn-out conflict” and Maria Cantwell saying she has "serious questions about the strategic goals."


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delirian 1
This clock is the most important thing they could have done to limit the President's powers. You can't wage a ground war in 90 days, and this clock gives Congress the power to say "fuck it, I don't care how deep we got drawn in, we're getting the fuck out of here". I don't support this attack, but I'm glad that it at least has some limits. It is a pity the same limits weren't imposed on LBJ or W.
Posted by delirian on September 4, 2013 at 6:52 AM · Report this
Max Solomon 2
are you sure they can squeeze it in between hands of smartphone poker?
Posted by Max Solomon on September 4, 2013 at 7:20 AM · Report this
raindrop 3
Two indecisive wishy-washy senators. Maybe they'll come to a decision after their beauty rest.
Posted by raindrop on September 4, 2013 at 7:50 AM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 4
I trust Obama's judgement. I hope our senators support him.
Posted by Pope Peabrain on September 4, 2013 at 9:08 AM · Report this
Hey, anyone remember Libya? Remember how we said no to that?


Posted by K on September 4, 2013 at 9:29 AM · Report this

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