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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Franken Backs Syria Strike--No Joke!

Latest Wash Post count on the Syria vote in House:  226 lean no; 25 yes; 182 undecided.  Their full account here, including the Senate, every name and in some cases quotes.  Speaking of which, Al Franken backs it, and that's no joke:
Franken and other lawmakers huddled for nearly three hours with Pentagon, State Department and intelligence officials about Syria during a rare Friday afternoon classified briefing for all lawmakers.
He rarely takes questions when traversing the Capitol complex. But he talked to reporters Friday, saying he wants to make sure any use-of-force resolution's language is narrow enough to place limits on any US military operation.
Franken says it is important for the US to let Bashar al-Assad and other world leaders know they cannot use illicit arms without repercussions. He placed himself into the "leaning yes" column.
AIPAC to deploy 250 lobbyists on this and you can already see in the vote breakdown that most of the more pro-Israel liberals are backing Obama on attack. 

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Greg,

Just wanted you to know that I find your posts very insightful. For example, I had no idea that Franken would cave like this.

This is just a note for you to let you know that there is at least one person (and probably many more) out here that appreciate your work, even if we don't post comments.

Terry Steichen
terry@net-frame.com [please don't post]

MarkGisleson said...

Al Franken was the third most progressive candidate running in the DFL primary, but won easily because in addition to name recognition, he was backed by almost every out-of-state liberal contributing to that race.

Just a little something for netizens to think about the next time they decide to contribute to a primary candidate in an out-of-state race....