Michele Bachmann's Syria stance is surprisingly reasonable

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Bachmann wants Obama to tread carefully.
As the drumbeat crescendos for some sort of military intervention in the Syrian civil war, Michele Bachmann is... the voice of reason?

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So it seems. The lame-duck congresswoman is calling on the Obama administration to consult Congress before getting U.S. forces involved in the conflict. Echoing some on the far left of the political spectrum, she's also skeptical about whether it's really a good idea to empower the fractured opposition to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

"I am already troubled by the Obama administration sending arms to the Syrian rebels, who have connections to al Qaida-linked groups," Bachmann said this week, according to a St. Cloud Times report. "We have two very bad options in Syria, but the last thing that the American people want is to get in the middle of a conflict in Syria that doesn't represent an imminent threat to America or our national security interests."

Bachmann also joined more than 100 other House members from both parties in signing a letter to the president arguing he needs permission from the full Congress before intervening militarily.

"Engaging our military in Syria when no direct threat to the United States exists and without prior congressional authorization would violate the separation of powers that is clearly delineated in our Constitution," the letter says.

Of course, Obama approved military action without seeking or receiving congressional approval once before, back in 2011 during the Libyan uprising that resulted in the ouster of Moammar Gadhafi.

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MimiMadeira1
MimiMadeira1

@Crabby_2 Michele Bachmann has her own issues with credibility... who gives a s*** what that lunatic thinks...lol

MimiMadeira1
MimiMadeira1

@Crabby_2 but I most certainly do get your point pigs are flying what the hell is going on This really could be the beginning of World War 3

MimiMadeira1
MimiMadeira1

.@Crabby_2 Michele Bachmann is a crazy ass. Regardless of who she aligns with, she has no credibility no respectability...

MimiMadeira1
MimiMadeira1

@Crabby_2 @Jinx_BCC I just read through that rant which I should have done before I hit send I hope you can figure it out... damn dragon

MimiMadeira1
MimiMadeira1

@Crabby_2 @Jinx_BCC world comes to trust him that he makes a treaty with Israel, Peace for 7 years but three and a half years into it

MimiMadeira1
MimiMadeira1

@Crabby_2 @Jinx_BCC he has to recover from a deadly head wound vac with huge I don't know how you fake that one it is that miracle that the

MimiMadeira1
MimiMadeira1

@Crabby_2 @Jinx_BCC like the so called Antichrist he has to come to power as a result of World War 3 and he has to have a viable remedy

MimiMadeira1
MimiMadeira1

@Crabby_2 @Jinx_BCC it gives us these scenarios with very specific content the dates don't matter because of the specificity of the event

MimiMadeira1
MimiMadeira1

@Crabby_2 @Jinx_BCC you don't have to be a believer for this this is from an intellectual position the Bible has to prove itself right

Crabby_2
Crabby_2

@MimiMadeira1 @Jinx_BCC I would only consider them specific if they had dates and times assigned to them, I'm just not a believer , shrugs

MimiMadeira1
MimiMadeira1

@Jinx_BCC @Crabby_2 because the Bible says this is a 3rd party individual who gains recognition when he recovers from the deadly head wound

MimiMadeira1
MimiMadeira1

@Jinx_BCC @Crabby_2 this is that person that will infatuate the world with his wisdom and pretty words... It can't be President Obama

MimiMadeira1
MimiMadeira1

@Jinx_BCC @Crabby_2 so we're looking for a person to come out of the conflict occurring during world war 3 that has an answer to the problem

MimiMadeira1
MimiMadeira1

@Jinx_BCC @Crabby_2 think of it as a movie script and God has already seen the end of the movie, not predetermined control, just knowledge

MimiMadeira1
MimiMadeira1

@Crabby_2 @Jinx_BCC the Christians believe that this is the war leading up to Armageddon but not Armageddon that brings the return of Christ

MimiMadeira1
MimiMadeira1

@Jinx_BCC @Crabby_2 so we're looking for somebody who may not be recognize by the world stage yet... And he is mortally injured but recovers

MimiMadeira1
MimiMadeira1

@Jinx_BCC @Crabby_2 the Bible gives us 2 clues 1st he will emerge from this third world war & that he will recover from a deadly head wound

MimiMadeira1
MimiMadeira1

@Crabby_2 @Jinx_BCC all joking aside, what makes this different is that the Bible identifies the destruction of Damascus as the identifier

Crabby_2
Crabby_2

@MimiMadeira1 @Jinx_BCC I've seen this before of ppl believing it was the end times and it didnt happen like y2k etc (I'm not a xtian btw)

MimiMadeira1
MimiMadeira1

@Crabby_2 @Jinx_BCC it still blows my mind that it is actually happening I've heard about it my whole life in church and here it is

Jinx_BCC
Jinx_BCC

@MimiMadeira1 @Crabby_2 If russia didn't show some support for a major Weapons Purchaser, how would they look to the rest of their customers

Crabby_2
Crabby_2

@MimiMadeira1 I know, lots of people not acting sound. It's all dividing and there is no unity Russian warships are going to syria too

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