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Manchin will not support Syria action

September 6, 2013

WASHINGTON D.C. — A U.S. Senator from West Virginia will not support U.S. military action in Syria. U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V....

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denver

Sep-06-13 5:17 AM

Thank you Senator Manchin! Having said that, can you imagine what the right wing talking head, like Limbaugh, Beck, and Hannity, would be saying today if this was back before we invaded Iraq? Unpatriotic,coward, trader, are just a few words that comes to mind.

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Mack76

Sep-06-13 10:32 AM

Our country is weary and needs to convalesce. We are not the global police force. Let Syria handle Syria's problems. It's a civil war, and we have no business getting involved.

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Harleyrider

Sep-06-13 10:47 AM

Glad to see it when the politicians of our country do the right thing. We do not belong in this mess. Both sides hate us. Also, there is no clear evidence as to who used chemical weapons.

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JaneDough

Sep-06-13 11:28 AM

good for Senator Manchin. Too bad everyone won't listen to the war hawks.

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wvubob

Sep-06-13 6:13 PM

Anyone else troubled by the reluctance of the senior Senator from WV to make up his mind?

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HenryWescott

Sep-06-13 8:34 PM

tiredofit you made me laugh out loud. you go ! haha

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HenryWescott

Sep-06-13 8:38 PM

I didn't support the Iraq invasion under Bush and I don't support a Syrian attack under Obama. It is amazing though that the left was protesting when Bush wanted war but there are no such protests when their messiah in charge is pushing for war. Maybe one day people will wake up and realize that there is very little difference in Republican and Democrat and you all were fooled by them and their plan to divide us all while conquering and taking away our liberties. It's nice to see that a few politicians have some sense about them in this decision, although I still disapprove of Manchin's gun control attempt for Obama. Let the ranting begin over my post. Thank you very much.

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RANDOM21

Sep-07-13 12:59 AM

Perhaps the reason for our senior Senator retirement is his inability to be able to make up his mind. A mind is a terrible thing when starts to fade.

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denver

Sep-07-13 5:39 AM

"HenryWescott" I don't remember any protests when Bush wanted war! What I recall is, it was unpatriotic to say anything about it. but it not unpatriotic to speak up now. Why is that?? Remember the song Beck, kept playing over and over again on his show?

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denver

Sep-07-13 5:46 AM

As for Senator Rockefeller, its not like the House is going to vote on it today! Now is it??

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wvubob

Sep-07-13 8:39 AM

denver, who knew you were such a Beck fan. No protests before the Iraq war? You cannot be serious, as you like to say "Google it".

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wvubob

Sep-07-13 8:42 AM

I would suspect that our senior Senator will wait until BHO tells him which way to vote before making his decision.

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wvubob

Sep-07-13 8:43 AM

I would suspect that our senior Senator will wait until BHO tells him which way to vote before making his decision.

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denver

Sep-07-13 11:20 AM

Remember the Dixie Chicks and what happened to them

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manydemocrats

Sep-07-13 12:09 PM

Obama turned the Republican/Tea Baggers against war. If you did that, you would deserve the Nobel Peace Prize too!!!!

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wvubob

Sep-07-13 12:37 PM

denver, you said you didn't remember protests. Certainly there were many and both sides have the right to voice their opinion and sometimes you have consequences.

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wvubob

Sep-07-13 1:10 PM

manydems, looks like Obama has turned many countries against war, like those that supported the U.S. in Iraq.

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denver

Sep-07-13 5:10 PM

"wvubob" It wasn't President Obama that turned many countries against war, it was Bush and his Weapons of Mass Destruction! Remember?

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Guy007

Sep-07-13 6:37 PM

If President Obama loses credibility around the world, his creditibility in this(U.S.) country is meaningless.

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Guy007

Sep-07-13 6:37 PM

If President Obama loses credibility around the world, his creditibility in this(U.S.) country is meaningless.

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wvubob

Sep-07-13 7:08 PM

denver, over 200 democrats in Congress including Hillary believed there were wmds in Iraq, nearly 100 countries believed the same. Remember?

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denver

Sep-07-13 7:46 PM

"wvubob" who was President at the time??

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denver

Sep-08-13 5:15 AM

That's what I thought!!

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Guy007

Sep-08-13 12:02 PM

Throughout history, diplomacy has never worked with a dictator.

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Guy007

Sep-08-13 12:51 PM

Even if Congress does not support President Obamas request for approval to use weapons in Syria, he must as commander in chief do what he said he would do when he dropped the gauntlet(the red line in the sand). Otherwise, his creditability and the nations credibility will be severely weakened. And, President Obama will indeed be a lame duck for the remainder of his term, weakening his domestic objectives. Because of this, I think the president will use the weapons in Syria even if he does not get the support of Congress.

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