September 1st, 2013
06:21 AM ET

Obama's recoil on Syria strikes draws heat

What appeared to be imminent U.S. military action against Syria will have to wait - at least for another week.

Now that U.S. President Barack Obama is asking for Congress' approval before launching strikes, he must wait until at least September 9, when lawmakers come back from recess.

In the meantime, he's getting heaps of criticism from both sides of the debate around the world.

"We can't understand how you can promise to help those who are being slaughtered every day in the hundreds, giving them false hope, then change your mind and say let's wait and see," said the Syrian National Coalition, a key group of Syrian dissidents.

But Iran, a staunch supporter of the Syrian regime, warned the United States will pay a price if it strikes Syria.


Filed under: Barack Obama • Politics • Syria • U.S. • World
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  1. BOMBO

    The latest development? Now the Arab League is publicly asking the Security Council for intervention. I must say I'm surprised.

    September 1, 2013 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Hamsta

    He was only dogged with calls for impeachment because he supports the Muslim Brotherhood AKA Al Quaeda.

    September 1, 2013 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      What the...what are you talking about?

      September 1, 2013 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Hamsta

    Damned if he does, damned if he doesn't? You liberals ignore one big fact: THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD IS A BRANCH OF AL QUAEDA. I would not have been opposed to action in Libya if Obozo wasn't supporting Al Quaeda just as I am not opposing action in Syria or the actions Bush took in Iraq. These are terrorists and you do not negotiate with terrorists. Got that? Good, now drop the bomb on these diaperheads!

    September 1, 2013 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      Al Quaeda is Syria. Muslim Brotherhood is Egypt. I know people like you don't realize that the ME isn't one big country, but at least try to educate yourself. They are two different countries, goob.

      September 1, 2013 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      Matter of fact, they're on two different CONTINENTS, goob.

      September 1, 2013 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    Lol @ Jeff, goob? Different.

    September 1, 2013 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      Just a take off of GOPer, chrissy.

      September 1, 2013 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  5. @"Hamsta"

    So you're good with Obama taking action in Syria? Straight up, without your usual meanderings: YES or NO?

    September 1, 2013 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    @ Jeff, hope you dont mind if i borrow it? Lol and @ Not Hamsta, its the same "goob" that posts under all our user names! Our meaning all of the reguler bloggers.

    September 1, 2013 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    Latest update: Assad isn't the least bit afraid. But he is moving military equipment to residential areas!

    September 1, 2013 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    @ Hamsta as always unable to curb his urges speaks oft from ignorance.
    The fact is that MB has been traditionally arrayed against AlQaeda. AlQaeda has never had a presence in Egypt. but if the brutal military dictatorship continues and the country is driven to another uprising ensuing violence may allow AlQaeda to penetrate.

    September 2, 2013 at 12:28 am | Report abuse |
  9. saywhat

    See you folks perhaps tomorrow.

    September 2, 2013 at 12:28 am | Report abuse |
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