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Senate cloture vote on Syria resolution to take place on 9/11 (Update – delayed)

Senate cloture vote on Syria resolution to take place on 9/11 (Update – delayed)

How convenient.

How abusive of the memory of those who fell, a clear ploy to gain political advantage from the significance of that date.

The vote will be on Cloture for the resolution, not the resolution itself. It’s an even higher hurdle.

Update 8 p.m. — Facing mounting opposition and Obama signaling in television interviews that he wants time to pursue the Russian proposal as to Syria giving up chemical weapons, Harry Reid has postponed the vote:

Reid was expected to set up a key procedural vote Wednesday on proceeding to  the resolution.

The delay of the Senate vote came as Obama said it was “possible” military  action against Syria could be avoided if the country turned over all its  chemical weapons.

The idea was floated early Monday by Secretary of State John Kerry and  quickly endorsed by Russia as a solution to the crisis.

“I think it’s certainly a positive development when … the Russians and the  Syrians both make gestures toward dealing with these chemical weapons. This is  what we’ve been asking for not just over the last week or the last month, but  for the last couple of years,” Obama told CNN.


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“If she had lived, Mary Jo Kopechne would be 62 years old. Through his tireless work as a legislator, Edward Kennedy would have brought comfort to her in her old age.” —Charles Pierce, 2003, in the Boston Globe.

If her father had lived, and he hadn’t been on that first plane to crash into the World Trade Center on his way back to Los Angeles, the little Japanese girl who took piano lessons with our daughter would have brought comfort to her father. But, reality being what it is, she and her mother were devastated. She quit piano and withdrew, and she and her mother returned to Japan without a father and husband. But surely if he had lived, Obama’s cynical use of him as a pawn would’ve brought comfort to him, or something. Whatever. What difference does it make?!?

I find myself wondering whether the vote will be delayed until after the al-Qaeda attack of the day, if only in order to take some advantage of the predictable outrage and response? Bets?

So, let’s honor our slaughtered by not helping Al Qaeda in Syria.

Our creator-of-destruction Prez said the call to Islamic prayer is “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.”

Muslims delight in causing mayhem on the anniversary of important dates.

Extrapolate from that what you will.

The party of no shame once again demonstrates that it has no shame.

I expect things to get a lot worse in the the next three years…