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So the Russians are busy 'rotating' ships into the region where U.S. warships are gearing up for action against the Syrian regime of Assad. Not a big fan of Putin, but glad they are moving ships there--if it acts as a deterrent to U.S. action. An article on the NY Post's Web site indicates that a Syrian official has identified the gas as having been used by the regime and that the U.S. is 'ready to strike.' Is the U.S. ready to strike or is it just the Obama administration that is ready to strike? The last I heard, an overwhelming majority of our population opposes military action. Of course, that probably doesn't matter to an administration that has demonstrated time and time again that it thinks it knows what is best for us. After all, who is better informed? I am forced to remind the American people that he is our elected president. So who elected him? The American people, that's who.

Our constitution, which lately seems to be little more than a collection of 'suggestions' to many of those sworn to uphold it, does not give authority to the president to act military unless there is an imminent threat against our country. I hardly see Syria as a threat to us at this point in its weakened, war-torn condition. By the way, that is a bi-partisan position. Just ask Joe Biden. In 2007, he seemed to agree.
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