February 7th, 2012
07:28 PM ET

FIRST ON CNN: U.S. military beginning review of Syria options

By Barbara Starr

Although the U.S. focus remains on exerting diplomatic and economic pressure on Syria, the Pentagon and the U.S. Central Command have begun a preliminary internal review of U.S. military capabilities, CNN has learned.

The options are being prepared in the event President Barack Obama were to call for them. Two senior administration officials who spoke about the review to CNN emphasized that U.S. policy for now remains the use of non-military options.

The focus on diplomatic options was underscored by the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations in an interview with CNN on Tuesday.

"Before we start talking about military options, we very much want to ensure that we have exhausted all the political, economic and diplomatic means at our disposal," Ambassador Susan Rice said on CNN's “Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.”

The president has also said that the U.S. is working on non-military options first.

"I think it is very important for us to try to resolve this without recourse to outside military intervention, and I think that's possible," Obama said in an interview with NBC News that aired during the Super Bowl on Sunday.

But the military is beginning to look at what can be done.  One of the senior U.S. officials called the effort a “scoping exercise” to see what capabilities are available given other U.S. military commitments in the region.

Both officials pointed out that this type of planning exercise is typical for the Pentagon, which would not want to be in the position of not having options for the president, if and when they are asked for.

It would be Gen. James Mattis, head of U.S. Central Command, who would provide details on what U.S. military assets are available, what missions they could perform if asked, and what risks U.S. forces might face.

“The Pentagon is closely monitoring developments in Syria.  It wouldn’t be doing its job if it didn’t put some ideas on the table,” one of the senior U.S. officials told CNN. “But absolutely no decisions have been made on military support for Syria.”

The two officials were not willing to be identified because they were not authorized to talk to the media.

Typically those types of options are held by the Pentagon as very preliminary plans and not even forwarded to the White House unless asked for. If asked, plans are then fleshed out with specific units to support them.

In this type of analysis being done, the military would typically look at all options ranging from humanitarian relief, to support for opposition groups, as well as outright military strikes, although that is an unlikely option, both officials said.

“This remains a campaign to apply economic and diplomatic pressure,” the first official said.

The military’s work to analyze potential military options for Syria has been quietly going on for several weeks, two administration officials confirm to CNN. The bulk of the analysis is being done by staff of General Mattis, who would be the senior commander if the President were to order any action.

Mattis’ analysis is being shared with General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who would then present options to the White House, if it came to that.

“We don’t want to be in the position of suddenly dusting off some five year old plan,” one official said.  The official emphasized the work is extremely preliminary but said the military would look at a full range of contingencies.

Arizona Sen. John McCain, the top Republican on the Armed Services committee, told reporters Tuesday that the U.S. should consider "all options including arming the opposition."

But U.S. officials said that adding weapons into the volatile and violent situation is not a viable option.

"We never take anything off the table. The president does (or) doesn't. However, as the president himself made absolutely clear and as the secretary has continued to say, we don't think more arms into Syria is the answer," said State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland.

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    February 9, 2012 at 10:54 pm | Reply
    • Jo

      And when diminishedhead announces Monday that Iran Has a Nuclear Weapon We will have one. I hope we turn it into a glowing sandbox. Tired of These Dipwads Rattling their Sabers, like we couldn't destroy their ENTIRE COUNTRY, 4% smaller than ALaska, with just One of our Carriers.

      February 12, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Reply
      • catherine

        ROFL THAT IS WHAT WE THOUGHT WITH IDIOT CARTER, who cares about IRAn

        but these liberal dumbocrats never met a terrorist they didn't love and bow down to

        BARRY HUSSEIN HAS LEVELED THE ENTIRE MIDDLE EAST AND HANDED IT TO IRAN'S MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD............JUST WHAT WE THOUGHT

        February 12, 2012 at 6:47 pm |
  17. Dick Sicario

    Hillary looks like she has aids.

    Maybe she has had one to many.

    She is starting to look like a lot of other liberal women...
    A non passable male cross dresser.

    February 9, 2012 at 10:44 pm | Reply
  18. Factchecker

    No war for oil Obama...

    February 9, 2012 at 4:31 pm | Reply
  19. American Man 2012

    Hillary the War monger, part of the Machine of World Dominance. She would never be Presidential material, and thank God she didn't win either.
    The Rouse of fighting for Democracy throughout the World, (which is really Control of Oil ), and yet works at stripping our Constitutional Rights and giving the UN control of our Rights, way to Go Girl, sell us out Ms. Puppet.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:21 pm | Reply
  20. tater

    I didn't know granny from the Beverly hillbilly's was still alive!

    February 9, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Reply
  21. hh

    wow, in addition to being a IMF/NATO warload she is one old ugly bitch

    February 9, 2012 at 3:38 pm | Reply
  22. davem

    hillary's pic...mmmmmmmmmmmmm me want some of that......not

    February 9, 2012 at 3:25 pm | Reply
  23. Alfred Hussein Neuman

    Dang Tea party! That's why Obama, Pelosi and Reed have been so outspoken against that part of America.

    February 9, 2012 at 2:54 pm | Reply
    • Izzy A. Scheisskopf

      The Occupy Wall Street people are at the vanguard of American thought. The Teabaggers are just a bunch of street theater clowns. The Tea Party Morons do not speak for me or the American people.

      February 9, 2012 at 3:13 pm | Reply
      • BIG ED

        But the OWS crowd DOES speak for you? ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!

        February 9, 2012 at 3:29 pm |
      • DJ

        PFFFT! Ouch – Izzy, that was so funny I spewed coffee out of my nose!
        The Occupiers are the "Vanguard of American Thought" – bwahh, hah, hah...stop it – you're killing me!

        February 9, 2012 at 3:31 pm |
      • Evil Buddy P

        OWS ass clowns are at the vanguard of American thought....YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING ME!

        Bahhahahahahahahahahahahah........

        February 9, 2012 at 3:53 pm |
      • catherine

        RAPE ON YOU OCCUPIERS...........HOW MANY ARRESTED –THOUSANDS.................RAPISTS, DRUG DEALERS, THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT THE LEFTWINGNUTS THINK ARE THE BACK BONE OF THE NATION – THAT IS WHY BARRY IS PROTECTING THE POPPY GROWERS IN AFGHANISTAN

        AND WHY HE GAVE THOUSANDS OF ASSAULT RIFLES TO THE DRUG DEALING MURDERING CARTEL IN MEXICO...............AND YOU BOYS THINK HE IS GOING TO GET RE-ELECTED..........NOT IN THIS LIFETIME AND HE WILL LOSE SO BAD THAT UNLIKE THE HORROR CARTER – HE CAN ONLY SHOW HIS FACE IN INDONESIA – WE WON'T WANT TO SEE HIM AGAIN

        February 9, 2012 at 4:10 pm |
      • Izzy A. Scheisskopf

        Cathy, lighten up! Obama IS going to win again and the world will be for the better. Give up and enjoy the show.

        February 9, 2012 at 4:28 pm |
      • jiggle

        So, Izzy, you live in your mother's basement, smell bad, and want to take us all back to the stone age? Good to know.

        February 9, 2012 at 4:38 pm |
      • dantes44

        Funny that the Tea Party actually changed the political landscape by electing representatives.

        OWS change the landscape by sh**ting in the streets and pis*ing in their tents and on their mattresses.

        Tea Party rallies didn't end with people cleaning the area wearing HAZMAT suits. So, OWS speaks for you stinky?

        February 9, 2012 at 4:39 pm |
      • CATHERINE

        THE BARRY LOVES THAT HIS DUMBOCRAT FOLLOWERS ARE SO DUMB – HE JUST LOVES IT, CREEPS LIKE MATTHEWS KEEP THOSE BOYS DUMBER THAN ROCKS -- CARTER – OBAMA – DUMBER THAN ROCKS AND JFK AND IMPEACHED STAIN – HOS

        DEMOCRATS WE ARE DONE WITH YOU – TAKE YOUR BOTOX SAN FRAN NAN AND GET THE HECK OUT OF OUR FACES

        February 10, 2012 at 7:00 am |
      • Izzy A. Scheisskopf

        Well the tables shall turn in November 2012. The GOP and their whipped puppy Teabaggers will be defecating in their trousers and urinating themselves when they hear the news that Obama has won in a landslide over whatever GOP loser they have chosen. It could be nasty moneybags Mitt, serial cheater Newt, homophobe Santorum, or loony Ron Paul. Either way, the Occupy Wall Street people have shifted the focus on the nasty 1% and their GOP lackeys. Obama and the people shall prevail!

        February 9, 2012 at 4:52 pm |
      • dantes44

        Goldman Sachs $1,013,091
        JPMorgan Chase & Co $808,799
        Citigroup Inc $736,771
        Sidley Austin LLP $600,298
        UBS AG $532,674
        IBM Corp $532,372
        General Electric $529,855
        Morgan Stanley $512,232

        Obama. Bought and paid for by Wall Street.

        February 9, 2012 at 4:59 pm |
      • WBR

        To all you responding to Izzy, he has coined himself a sh!thead (scheisskopf). I guess we all know where you stand Izzy: under a defecating OWS puke.

        February 9, 2012 at 6:12 pm |
      • catherine

        HEY WBR – THEY HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IS COMING – JUST BY HIM using the democrat gay whore barney frank's term about the people whose taxes gave this runny nosed little creep whatever life he has had up until now...............shows that he has no idea what is coming...........

        hey izzy your boy has run up a 10 trillion dollar tab and he suckered you – the only rich people around are the ONES KISSING BARRY'S BUTT AND HANDING HIM BILLION DOLLAR CHECKS – YOU IDIOTS, HE IS THE ENEMY TO YOU GUYS AND he is laughing his butt off at you clowns peeing on yourselves in the street CALLING OTHER PEOPLE NAMES, WHILE HE IS UPSTAIRS IN YOUR FACE WINING AND DINING THE PEOPLE HE TELLS YOU TO HATE – IT IS FUNNY TO WATCH HOW LIBERAL LEADERS LEAD THEIR LITTLE DUMBOCRATS AROUND BY THE NOSE, HEHEHEHE....

        YOU DAMN BULLIES HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IS COMING

        YOU WON ON PURE HATE AND 'KILL BUSH' SIGNS LAST TIME- THE KOOL-AID HAS WORN OFF AND 80% OF THE NATION IS GOING TO STOMP YOU BOYS LIKE THE NASTY TEA BAGGING LITTLE BUGS YOU ARE

        YOU DON'T KNOW HOW PISSED WE ARE AT THE DAMAGE BARRY HAS CAUSED AND THE HATRED YOU LEFTWINGNUTS HAVE HEAPED ON AMERICA – THE PARTY IS OVER – YOU BOYS RAN OUT OF OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY..............

        ANYBODY BUT OBAMA.........COUNT ON IT..........

        BARRY THE SOCIALIST AND ALL YOU FREAKS GO BACK TO THUG CHICAGO WHERE YOU BELONG...........

        February 9, 2012 at 11:15 pm |
    • catherine

      YEAH NOT ONE ARREST AND THEY MANAGED TO THROW OUT MORE DEMOCXRATS IN OFFICE NATIONWIDE (700) THAN HAVE BEEN REMOVED FOR THE LAST 60 YEARS – BET MATTHEWS DIDN'T TELL YOU THAT..............NOT ONE ARREST WITH THE TEAPARTIERS AND SUCCESSFUL ELECTIONS ACROSS THE BOARD

      AND YOUR OCCUPIERS RAPE, SELL DRUGS, DESTROY WHEREEVER THEY ARE AND GET ARRESTED BY THE THOUSANDS, YEPPIM, TRASH THOSE TEA PARTIERS CAUSE THEY AER GOING TO BE THE LAST THING YOU BOYS SEE IN NOVEMBER......................STRAP IN

      February 9, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Reply
      • Izzy A. Scheisskopf

        Wrong again, Cathy!

        February 9, 2012 at 4:34 pm |
      • Stig Larsen

        Man, you are one sick, twisted and blind lil puppy. Obama has done more for this country in three years than the moronic texan could do in 8. Fixed the car companys-Check..Find and kill Bin Laden-Check..Pass medicare for poor folks-Check. I could go on but you probably cant read more than a sentence a day.

        February 9, 2012 at 5:23 pm |
      • catherine

        NO ONE IS DRINKING YOUR KOOL-AID ANYMORE BUDDY – ROFL

        Man, you are one sick, twisted and blind lil puppy NASTY FREAK

        OBAMA HAS KILLED MORE SOLDIERS IN 3 YEARS THAN BUSH AND CHENEY IN 8 – CHECK ON THE ANTIWAR LIAR

        MORAN TEXAN GAVE US 5.2 UNEMPLOYMENT WHEN OBAMA AND PELOSI AND REID TOOK OVER OUR FINANCES IN 2007 IN CONGRESS – THOSE 400,000 UNEMPLOYED EVERY FRIGGIN WEEK FOR 3 YEARS ARE GOING TO BASH YOU OUT OF EXISTENCE LIBERAL NUTJOB..........LONGEST FOOD STAMP LINE IN HISTORY – CHECK

        CASH FOR CLUNKERS DICATED THAT PERFECTLY GOOD CARS THAT THE POOR COULD USE TO GET A JOB BE FRIGGIN DESTROYED – YOU SOCIALIST FREAKS...............YEAH BUT NO JOBS, OBAMA HUSSEIN KNOWS HOW TO SOCIALIZE A NATION INTO CUBA

        AND THOSE UNEMPLOYED AUTO WORKERS ARE GOING BACK TO BEING REAGAN DEMOCRATS FREAK
        AND THOSE JEWS THAT FINANCED HIS FIRST TRIP ARE SHOCKED AT HIS DESTRUCTION IN THE MIDDLE EAST
        AND FORCING THE CATHOLICS – (20% OF HIS LAST VOTE) LIKE HITLER

        AND BECAUSE THIS FREAK PULLED THE TRIGGER ON THE GUN THAT BUSH BUILT YOU ANTI-WAR FREAKS BRAG ABOUT MURDERING A GUY IN HIS BED AND THEN DUMPING THE EVIDENCE, YEAH WE BELIEVE MR. TRANSPARENCY HAHAHAHAH – WHATEVER HE SAYS HAPPENED, HAHAHAHAH

        AND THIS VETERAN IS DISGUSTED WITH HIS LOOSE LIPS THAT KILL SOLDIERS – CHECK

        GUTTED 600 BILLION FROM SENIORS TO PAY FOR ILLEGAL ALIEN INVADERS FREE HEALTHCARE – CHECK

        I CAN GO ON – THE FREAK NATIONALIZED THE MORTGAGE, BANKING, STUDENT LOAN AND AUTO INDUSTRY AND AN IDIOT LIKE YOU WHO DOESN'T KNOW HIS HISTORY IS GOING TO PAY THE TAB.............

        80% OF TH NATION THINK YOU 20% FREAKS HAVE DESTROYED US – NOVEMBER CAN'T COME SOON ENOUGH

        YOUR BOY BUSTED IDIOT CARTER RIGHT OUT OF THE HISTORY BOOKS.............ROFL AND THAT YOU BOYS ARE NASTY FREAKS JUST MAKES IT SO MUCH NICER WHAT IS HAPPENING TO YOU BOYS IN NOVEMBER

        BASHING AIN'T GONNA WIN DUMB OBAMA ONE MORE DAY IN OFFICE AFTER THIS TERM IS UP, NOT A MINUTE..........KOOL-AID HAS WORN OFF BOYS..............OBAMA HAS A RECORD NOW

        February 9, 2012 at 11:26 pm |
  24. chow

    Here we go again with this warmonger DEMOCRATS and OBAMMIE. Where are all the anti war commies when Bush was president? Since OBAMMIE became the dictator in chief the US has escalated the war in Afghanistan to Pakistan to Libya to Yemen and now he has his eyes on Syria. We don't even have diplomatic relations with Syria and have nothing to do with internal affairs of Syria. It amazes me that DEMOCRAT leaders who has never serve their country are the one's that are so generous in giving away American lives for the sake of so called depraved people.

    February 9, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Reply
    • architect

      well said Chow. historically the Dems start, join, or escalate a war when their presidency is in trouble. Clinton Bosnia, Carter too chicken to try, Johnson escalation of Vietnam, Truman Korea, Roosevelt prolonging depression contributed to starvation in germany giving Hitler fertile ground to grow his support for take over, Wilson WW 1, etc. I wouldn't be surprised if Obama follows in the footsteps of his fellow progressives (socialists) and triggers the war on Iran. If Israel delays the attack until after the election as indicated, I would guess Obama finds another battlefield crisis to rally support to himself as commander in chief during the critical months of september and october.

      February 9, 2012 at 4:02 pm | Reply
      • catherine

        AMEN AND WATCH FOR HIM TO THROW 80,000 SOLDIERS ONTO UNEMPLOYMENT AND THEN START THE DRAFT AGAIN..........OLE CHARLIE RANGEL HAS BEEN TRYING FOR YEARS

        February 9, 2012 at 4:05 pm |
  25. toldedfan

    So, why didn't we do the sanctions earlier, like two years ago? Or why now? Its time for CNN and the other mainstream media wonks to stop trying to make Obama look like a superstar or trying to make something happen to sell news stories. Just like it was leaked that Israel would strike in the spring, so, Obama copuld get some cover. If we're not going to fight to win and do whatever it takes, don't jeopradize on once of American blood. Look at the debacle Obama left behind in Iraq or look at the mismanagement in Afghanstan. And does anyone really believe Obama will do anything differently, not.

    February 9, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Reply
    • Redfray

      Russia doesn't give a s..t about sanctions, that's why Hillery is saying that nasty word in the picture.

      February 9, 2012 at 3:13 pm | Reply
      • architect

        Russia and Hillary are on the same side. global socialism fast tracked or slow tracked as long as its moving forward.

        February 9, 2012 at 4:05 pm |
      • catherine

        SOCIALISM?? WE ARE WAY PAST THAT WITH THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD – THEY LAUGH AT HOW THEY ARE GOING TO MURDER ALL US INFIDELS.......ISRAEL FIRST.............RUSSIA ISN'T ON OUR SIDE, THEY ARE SCARED OF FREAKS LIKE THE BROTHERHOOD WHO ARE EVEN MORE VICIOUS THAN THEY ARE...........

        February 9, 2012 at 4:07 pm |
  26. Juan TwoThree

    Let's just get this thing over with, not like Iraq and Afghanistan.....just take the inititive and drop tons of aresenal, TONS, and wake this regime up, or anyone that is still living to make them understand. Keep Obozo OUT of any decision making, let our military General's make the call and let Obozo know after it is done. Obozo is Commander-In-Cheif??? What a joke!! And Hillbilly Hillary?? Another sad example of this Administration>>jok s

    February 9, 2012 at 2:27 pm | Reply
  27. DeVan

    They want it erased from history but this memorial site will remain forever: http://www.wizardsofaz.com/waco/waco2.html
    And if that weren't bad enough, Clinton's thugs then stuck a machine gun in the face of a 5 year old boy and sent him to the communist gulag known as Cuba: http://www.therealcuba.com/elian_gonzalez.htm
    Let's hope Clinton isn't teaching President Prompter too many of his old tricks!

    February 9, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Reply
  28. dantes44

    C'mon Obama. Lead from behind!

    Larry Sinclair likes it that way.

    February 9, 2012 at 1:44 pm | Reply
  29. rc0213

    Well, if HIllary wants a war, let's have all the gays who have benefited from the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell act, let all those gays go over there and fight for us. I say, don't ask for something you are not prepared to back up with yourself. And, Obama and Hillary should be out there on the frontline leading them all.

    February 9, 2012 at 1:38 pm | Reply
    • MC1231

      Amen to that.

      February 9, 2012 at 1:45 pm | Reply
    • truthiness

      So I guess you called our your lord and savior G.W. and his pal Rumsfield to serve on the front lines of their illegal war in Iraq.

      February 9, 2012 at 2:20 pm | Reply
  30. IGetItAlready

    So the Whitehouse is going to persue every waste of time option they can think of before taking military action while how many more die? They just reported that an estimated 30 people have been slaughtered by government forces within the past few hours, hundreds within the past few weeks.
    This reeks of the same incompetence displayed in '91 when Somalians were being slaughtered by their neighbors with machetes and we sat here and debated the definition of the term genocide for two months.

    February 9, 2012 at 1:32 pm | Reply
    • Dipperdap

      We have no business being there in the first place. We failed in Lybia, Tunisia, and Egypt because we had no business interfering in their internal affairs. Besides its Arabs killinig each other, and thats a win win for us in the long run.

      February 9, 2012 at 1:43 pm | Reply
    • Roc

      Heard a rumor that the Russians and Chinese have been arming the Muslim Brotherhood which have lead to most of these deaths. Makes sense because Assad's administration is quite secular, and the Muslim Brotherhood would love another country to go down to fuel their dreams of a caliphate.

      February 9, 2012 at 2:18 pm | Reply
      • crazyhorse

        Chi-Coms

        Chi-Coms & Ruskies have provided Iran with substantial missle capability,(Sunburn & more advanced stuff),with plenty of coastal mountains on the Persian(yeah that`s what I called it) Gulf, to hide radar & launchers, ANY ship in the area probably have low survival chances.Those are some of the most modern and deadly missle systems in the world. Much more of a problem than the SCUDS gave us. Do not believe thier number is even known. Hope our sailors ain`t made into cannon fodder in the event of hostilities.

        February 27, 2012 at 11:22 am |
      • catherine

        you HOPE THEY AREN'T CANNON FODDER?????

        you must be drinking the leftwingnut liberal media koolaid- the Obama loose lips have killed so many CIA guys, and now we destroyed some books AND THEY ARE SLAUGHTERING OUR GUYS AND OUR OBAMA IS APOLOGIZING?????/ our soldiers are ALL CANNON FODDER WHEN LIBERALS ARE IN CHARGE – LOOK AT THE NUMBER OF DEAD SOLDIERS..................THE MEDIA QUIT REPORTING THAT THE SECOND OBAMA TRIPLED THE TROOOPS IN AFGHANISTAN...............................(hitler media)

        so THESE ARE OBAMA RULES, IF THEY BURN A BIBLE WE CAN SLAUGHTER ANYONE IN OUR FACES??????? REALLY?????

        listen america we warned you when those DUMBOCRATS were carrying their 'kill bush' signs saying that Iraq was wrong and they were ALL SPEWING THAT AFGHANISTAN WAS THE 'RIGHT' WAR, THE 'GOOD' WAR.........--–WE WARNED YOU THIS WAS JUST ANOTHER VIETNAM

        AND HERE WE ARE.............REMEMBER THE 'GOOD WAR' IDIOTS- OBAMA, KERRY, HOLBROOK, BIDEN, CLINTON.....................THE LEFTWINGNUT SOCIALIST IDIOTS SAW ANOTHER VIETNAM AND RACED TO TRIPLE OUR TROOPS THERE..............

        NOW WE ARE BEING SLAUGHTERED = CAUSE THERE ISN'T ONE FINGER OF LEADERSHIP IN ANY OF THE ABOVE..............

        WE ARE PROTECTING THE POPPY GROWERS, EXPECT 10 DOLLAR GAS AND FREE HEROIN..................THAT IS WHAT OBAMA HAS BROUGHT TO OUR NATION...............he only wins 3 states and this time we throw out the lying media that sold us this ignorant and arrogant guy

        February 27, 2012 at 11:36 am |
    • catherine

      THOUSANDS HAVE BEEN SLAUGHTERED BY IMAHEADJOB IN IRAN SINCE BARRY SHOWED UP – NOT A WORD- QUIT GETTING FOOLED BY THESE GUYS WHO WANT THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD TO TAKE OVER THE MIDDLE EAST..............ARE WE WILLING TO FIGHT CHINA AND RUSSSIA OVER SYRIA??? – HEY BOYS THAT IS WHAT YOUR BARRY IS SETTING UP – A WORLD WAR AGAIN RUSSIA AND CHINA --–FOR THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD – PAY ATTENTION – BARRY KNOWS HE HAS ONLY A FEW MORE MONTHS TO FINISH US OFF............

      RUSSIA AND CHINA WERE SNOOKERED IN LIBYA AND EGYPT BY US WITH THE 'SAME LIES THEY ARE TELLING NOW' – SO BARRY THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE IDIOT HAS DESTROYED ALL OUR FRIENDS, MADE ALL OUR MONEY AND JOBS AND OIL DISAPPEAR.....................BUT HE IS DONE IN NOVEMBER AND IT IS GOING TO BE THE BIGGEST LOSS IN AMERICAN HISTORY – STRAP IN YOU BITTER NASTY LIBERALS – WE ARE GOING TO REMEMBER WHO STILL IS PROMOTING THIS FREAK WITH ALL THE DAMAGE IN THEIR FACES............PARTY OVER AMERICA..............AND WE GET IT NOW – A VOTE FOR A DEMOCRAT IS A VOTE FOR DESTRUCTION

      February 9, 2012 at 4:03 pm | Reply
  31. Joe Rossi

    It appears that Hillary isn't showering much anymore. Look at her hair. It's quite NASTY looking, you know.

    February 9, 2012 at 1:31 pm | Reply
    • Roc

      It's the new Debbie Was-a-man Schultz look!

      February 9, 2012 at 1:47 pm | Reply
      • catherine

        OH THAT IS RICH!!! SHE IS LOOKING MORE AND MORE LIKE THAT LITTLE FAT MADELINE ALBRIGHT THAT SAID THE MURDERING IDIOT WHO RUNS NORTH KOREA WAS A 'FUN' GUY

        LIBERALS NEVER MET A TERRORIST THEY DIDN'T LOVE

        February 9, 2012 at 3:52 pm |
  32. Roc

    Gitmo prisoners for Obama, Hillary, Panetta, all of the Czars, Reid, Pelosi, and the rest of his cabinet (not to mention the OWS crowd)! No one here in the U.S. will miss them!

    February 9, 2012 at 1:28 pm | Reply
    • Roc

      Let's throw in Michelle, too!

      February 9, 2012 at 1:30 pm | Reply
      • Roc

        Let's not forget the whole of the MSM, Entire U.N., Soros, etc....Again, no one will miss them..EVER!

        February 9, 2012 at 1:36 pm |
  33. ONTIME

    Great pict of Hellary, truly captured her image, this is another lib who has no idea of what to do and will lie her fat butt off to make sure you don't either, this kind of information now begs about intent, goal and exit and none of them are clear. We are willing to again involve our troops, equipment and reputation to satisfy the whim and ego of a uncredentialed marxist in the WH, wanting anoher term to finnish making more messes, creating havoc and debt as he goes about wasting this countries resources......are you really going to put the Dolt in the Volt back in office.

    February 9, 2012 at 1:22 pm | Reply
  34. Roc

    Instead of trading Gitmo prisoners, lets trade Obama, etc!

    February 9, 2012 at 1:21 pm | Reply
    • LLinLa

      Trade? Why take the chance? Include him as a bonus. Throw Biden, Pelosi, Frank, Reid, et.al., in with them and let Al-Qaeda deal with them.

      February 9, 2012 at 1:32 pm | Reply
      • Roc

        I'm sure they will get along just fine with al-Qaeda...most came out of the Muslim Brotherhood.

        February 9, 2012 at 1:42 pm |
  35. Roc

    I forgot Iraq, and Afghanistan too!

    February 9, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Reply
  36. Roc

    Let's see. Obama screwed up: Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, etc. If they want to go screw up Syria, let Obama, Hillary, Pelosi, Reid, Panetta, etc. put on the camo's and do it themselves. The way Obama talks, he single handedly killed Osama without any back-up!!!!

    February 9, 2012 at 1:05 pm | Reply
    • catherine

      OBAMA JUST FIRED THE GUN THAT BUSH BUILT AND HIS OPEN MOUTH HAS KILLED CIA AGENTS..............HE IS GARBAGE AND DANGEROUS..............AND NOW THEY AREN'T GETTING THE INJURED TO HELP AS QUICK, MANY SOLDIERS ARE DYING NEEDLESSLY, I REMEMBER SERVING UNDER THAT PIG CARTER AND THEN REAGAN WOW , NIGHT AND DAY WITH THE TOOLS, AND EQUIPMENT AND SAFETY WITH REAGON, CRAP WITH IDIOT CARTER

      February 9, 2012 at 1:22 pm | Reply
      • Izzy A. Scheisskopf

        WHAT CRAP! YOU MUST BE A REPUBLICAN!

        February 9, 2012 at 3:09 pm |
      • catherine

        those aren't facts calling names, bashing

        YEAH READ UP – THE BOYS ARE BEING LEFT IN THE FIELD LONGER SO THEY ARE NOT LIVING.......DON'T YOU GET THAT ON MSLSD........THEY PROBABLY ARE TELLING YOU THAT WE HAVE NO SOLDIERS IN THE FIELD, ROFLROFLROFLR

        AND BUSH BUILT THE GREAT MILITARY UP THAT OBAMA USED TO KILL BIN LADIN, BUSH BUILT THE GUN AND OBAMA JUST FIRED IT

        THROW SOME FACTS ON THE TABLE ABOUT THIS FELLA – OR LIKE THE OTHER LIBNUTS – YOU THROW OUT TWO BASHES AND END OF CONVERSATION AND THROW IN SOME NAME CALLING

        THAT WON YOU THE BARRY HUSSEIN PRIZE LAST TIME FELLA – IT AIN'T GONNA WORK THIS TIME.................BUT YOU BOYS WON'T GET THAT UNTIL YOU ARE LOOKING AT REPUBLICAN MAJORITIES IN THE HOUSE AND SENATE AND THE WHITE HOUSE...................WE SWEEEP THE TABLE THIS TIME DUMBOCRAT CAUSE AMERICA JUST SEES YOU BOYS BASHING AND DESTROYING AND KILLING..............NOTHING GOOD IN ANY AREA............THEY ARE SICK OF YOU – 2010 WAS JUST A WARM-UP – THE DEMOCXRAT LOSSES ARE GOING TO BLOW YOUR MIND AND DUMBOCRATS LIKE YOU DON'T HAVE MANY BRAIN CELLS TO WASTE

        February 9, 2012 at 4:21 pm |
      • Izzy A. Scheisskopf

        Cathy, you need to slap some new batteries in your personal massage unit and service yourself and relax!

        February 9, 2012 at 4:57 pm |
  37. Former GRUNT Marine

    You want to start another war Hillary? If you want this war then why don't YOU lead by example? Rather see your NEO_LIB old ass driving for cover than my son.

    February 9, 2012 at 12:45 pm | Reply
    • jeffrey henry

      that's right mac! same with all the war wh-ores on here that call themselves open minded and peace loving but yet are filled with joy over the idea of blowing up tens of thousands of innocent women and children, as long as its not their children. like thatcher said in her interview with cnn, "it is completely worth it" when speaking about the 500,000 children that starved to death from the sanctions put on iraq. do you people freakin understand this?!! these nazi pigs get great joy in extermination of children to play their empirical games of global state sponsored terrorism! do you know we have murdered more than 1,000,000 Afghani's, and most of them civilians?! do you know the truth of what is happening to the children in iraq and afghanistan and what is happening to them from the DU weapons we're using?

      February 9, 2012 at 1:04 pm | Reply
      • jeffrey henry

        correction: not thatcher – albright.

        February 9, 2012 at 1:06 pm |
      • Roc

        The children of Iraq did not die not because of the sanctions. They starved to death because Sadaam, the U.N. (including Kofi Annan's son), Antonin "Tony" Rezko, and Nadhmi Auchi was stealing the money(using the ELF Aquitine Bank Group in France) that was supposed to go to the the "Oil for Food" program (to feed the Iraqi people). By the way Tony Rezko (a Syrian), and Nadhmi Auchi (an Iraqi) bought Obama's multi- million dollar mansion (Obama was only making $35,000 at the time, and wasn't eligible for the loan)) for him when he was a running for U.S. Senate. Actually Auchi gave Rezko (who was broke at the time) 3.5 million dollars 21 days before Obama and Mrs. Rezko bought both their adjoining properties on the same day. A few months later Auchi forgave the loan! (The ELF scandal was the biggest scandal in France since World War II).

        February 9, 2012 at 2:13 pm |
  38. BofusAbode

    In that photo of ole faithful HC, she was telling Drew to stop posting and replying, because he makes no sense. ha
    With the chicoms and the kgb supporting Assad, little barry, HC and the UN will just yell and scream and make threats. Just like against NK. And what a great job that worthless group did in Egypt and Lybia.

    February 9, 2012 at 12:22 pm | Reply
  39. Richard

    Do I smell a false flag operation in the wind to justify direct American military involvement? sniff sniff hmmm could be!

    February 9, 2012 at 12:18 pm | Reply
  40. Gerri

    Read this poll to see what many Republicans believe - http://www.wnd.com/2012/02/20-of-republicans-leaning-to-obama/ This is from the DrudgeReport. And it proves that many Americans realize the truth that Obama is the right person for the times. America needs to come together for our future.

    February 9, 2012 at 12:03 pm | Reply
    • jeffrey henry

      the poll is a farce and proves what we already know. 50% of this nation is insane.

      February 9, 2012 at 12:10 pm | Reply
      • Gerri

        Jeffrey, you must be writing about the GOP. I agree. They are insane. They should be all be in straitjackets. And that is where we will be if we vote for their clowns.

        February 9, 2012 at 12:16 pm |
      • catherine

        REMEMBER THE LYING MEDIA TOLD US THAT JIMMY CARTER WAS GOING TO WIN

        GET READY AMERICA – THE LIES IN 2008 WERE JUST A WARM-UP – THE LIBERAL MEDIA IS LIKE HITLER'S MEDIA – THEY WILL SAY AND DO ANYTHING TO KEEP THEIR ANTI-AMERICAN SCUM IN OFFICE

        BUT 80% OF AMERICA HAS HAD ENOUGH – THEY BEAT BUSH AND SWOONED THE MESSIAH IN ON PURE HATE...............NOW WE ARE GOING TO HATE BACK AND THE MORE THE LIBERAL MEDIA LIES TO US THE LOWER THEIR NUMBERS ARE GOING.....................LOOK NOW – THEY ARE BANKRUPT, THE WASHINGTON POST WITH ALL THEIR LYING POLLS ARE LAYING OFF HUNDREDS.....................WE ARE NOT GOING TO STAND FOR SOCIALISTS LYING TO US AND DESTROYING US FOR ONE MORE MINUTE

        February 9, 2012 at 12:23 pm |
      • dantes44

        No, not insane. Just on the government dole.

        http://mercatus.org/publication/nation-government-dependents

        49% of U.S. Population Lives in Households Receiving Government Benefits

        February 9, 2012 at 12:26 pm |
      • catherine

        yes he has DESTROYED THE MIDDLE CLASS AND PUT THEM ON WELFARE – IT IS HITLER'S PLAN AND CASTRO'S PLAN.........EVERYONE IS EQUALLY POOR EXCEPT THE RICH TOP UPPER CLASS

        THESE LIBERALS DON'T GET HOW MAD AMERICANS ARE AS THEY LOOK AROUND AT HOMELESS EVERYWHERE......................REPUBLICANS GIVE YOU A JOB

        LIBERALS GIVE YOU A CHECK OF OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY

        NOW WE QUIT PAYING THE UNION PENSIONS.............YEAH, COMING TO A TOWN NEAR YOU – AFTER ALL THAT MONEY YOU GAVE OBAMA – HE WON'T PAY YOU

        AND WHO WAS IT WHO LOOKED OUR SENIORS IN THE FACE LAST YEAR AND SAID HE COULDN'T GUARANTEE THEIR SOCIAL SECURITY.................BUT HE SURE IS ABLE TO GUARANTEE ILLEGAL ALIEN INVADER CRIMINALS FREE SCHOOL AND MEDICAL

        THIS IS GOING TO BE GREAT – WATCHNG THE LEFTWING SCUM GO DOWN...............AND WATCHING THIS GREAT NATION GET BACK TO WORK

        HOW COME IN THE LAST 3 YEARS AMERICANS HAVE BECOME TOOO DUMB AND TOOO LAZY TO HOLD A JOB............PER OBAMA AND HIS CZARS?????

        THE ONLY THING THAT CHANGED IS WE PUT A SOCIALIST ANTI AMERICAN IN CHARGE

        AMERICAN DIDN'T JUST GET TOO DUMB AND LAZY IN 3 YEARS????? AND 80% OF THE NATION KNOWS IT...........

        GOODBYE DEMOCRAT PARTY – YOU SCREWED US WAY TOO MUCH THIS TIME – WE ARE DUMPING YOU

        February 9, 2012 at 12:32 pm |
    • dantes44

      The poll shows 7 percent of polled Republicans will vote for Obama.

      Compare that with the 16 percent of Democrats who will 'definitely vote for someone else' and the Independents tally at 46 percent that will 'definitely vote for someone else.'

      Thanks for brightening my day with that news! 🙂

      February 9, 2012 at 12:22 pm | Reply
    • Gryphonwhip

      This poll you cited, was linked to on Drudge, it is actually a story on World Net Daily of a poll performed by some unknown polling group. Yes, that’s right, World Net Daily, the same website that liberals have said were a bunch of racists. The same website that took the Hillary Clinton campaign teams birther momentum and ran with it, and has been called fruitcakes since Obama became President. Now they put out a goofy poll from a never before heard of polling group, and they are awesome. You liberals are idiots.

      February 9, 2012 at 12:43 pm | Reply
      • dantes44

        The pollster is the 'official' pollster of Ron Paul.

        February 9, 2012 at 12:54 pm |
    • Alex

      That poll was conducted by the Ron Paul people. It has been debunked already by conservitive talk radio.

      February 9, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Reply
  41. Drew

    I love how all you bunker living, Drudge reading, Fox watching troglodytes think Obama is trying to ruin the country while simultaneously ignoring facts such as the recent news that unemployment benefit applications have dropped to the lowest levels in four years. How can that be??

    I think you'd rather your party win and the other party lose than to see this country prosper. YOU are the ones that want to see the country go down in flames just so you can say I told you so (you'd be wrong while doing so). You people make me sick. Each of you will perish in eternal hellfire (even though it doesn't exist).

    February 9, 2012 at 11:19 am | Reply
    • Dipperdap

      First of all the employment numbers are minus 1,200,000 applicants. So you and your lying president are cooking the books. Secondly, it won't matter which one of the top tier candidates wins the presidency as they are all big government republicans.

      February 9, 2012 at 11:32 am | Reply
      • catherine

        drew drew drew – THERE YOU NAZIS GO AGAIN – TELLING US WHICH NEWS 'WE ARE ALLOWED TO WATCH' YOU STAY WITH MSLSD AND MATTHEWS AND HIS TINGLE AND YOU LOVE GUYS LIKE RATHER FORGING DOCUMENTS, YOUR SIDE MAKES UP GARBAGE AND CALLS IT NEWS – AMERICA IS WATCHING AND PISSED........

        FOX IS THE NUMBER ONE NEWS IN THE LAND FOR 10 YEARS NOW............you boys are outnumbered 8-2 now............I warned you that you shouldn't believe your OWN LYING MEDIA BUT YOU DID

        bush had 4.2 and 5.2 unemployment --LOOK IT UP IDIOT – YOUR MEDIA WON'T FORCEFEED IT TO YOU LIKE THE BUSH HATE BUT THOSE ARE THE FACTS

        OBAMA IS KILLING MORE SOLDIERS THAN BUSH – AGAIN YOUR MEDIA KEEPS YOU DUMB

        WHEN THE COMMIES OBAMA AND PELOSI AND REID TOOK OVER CONGRESS AND OUR FINANCES BUSH HAD 5.2 UNEMPLOYMENT –HIS STOCK MARKET WAS 14,000 AFTER TWO OF THE WORST DISASTERS IN OUR HISTORY (BEFORE OBAMA'S ELECTION THAT IS).......KATRINA AND 9.11.............

        AND YOU BOYS CARRIED SIGNS IN OUR FACE TO KILL HIM................

        AND BUSH GOT US DOWN TO 4.2 UNEMPLOYMENT..........

        LIE LIE LIE YOU HATERS – but I warned you WE ARE GOING TO HATE BACK THIS TIME

        AND YOU COMMIES TELLING US WHAT WE CAN WATCH AND WHO IS ALLOWED TO SPEAK – THOSE TIMES ARE OVER................THERE AIN'T ENOUGH LIPSTICK ON THE PLANET TO DRESS UP BARRY HUSSEIN THIS TIME – YOU SOLD US AN IDIOT – IF YOU HAD PICKED AN INTELLIGENT MAN YOU WOULD GET MORE TIME.............

        THE DUMBOCRAT MEDIA LOVE YOU GUYS OUT THERE – THEY DON'T GIVE YOU ANY FACTS AND JUST LET YOU RUN ON IGNORANT HATRED-YOU SPEW AND DON'T EVEN KNOW THE 'REAL' NUMBERS ON BUSH --–

        FACTS ARE GOING TO SEND YOUR FREAK BACK TO CHICAGO, NOT FOX, NOT THE LIBERALS, FACTS ON THE DESTRUCTION OF AMERICA WITH OBAMA'S PAW PRINTS ALL OVER IT

        THERE ARE MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF INTELLIGENT BLACK MEN IN AMERICA – YOU IDIOTS PICKED THE DUNCE.....................WE ARE DONE WITH YOUR CENSORSHIP, YOUR PROPAGANDA AND YOUR HITLER TACTICS, 2010 WAS JUST A WARM-UP BABBY – STRAP IN

        February 9, 2012 at 11:44 am |
    • dantes44

      And Dear Leader has almost doubled the amount of people dependent on food stamps! AWESOME!

      More historical feats by President Awesome...

      -Government dependency jumped 8.1 percent in the past year, with the most assistance going toward housing, health and welfare, and retirement.

      -The federal government spent more taxpayer dollars than ever before in 2011 to subsidize Americans. The average individual who relies on Washington could receive benefits valued at $32,748, more than the nation’s average disposable personal income ($32,446).

      -At the same time, nearly half of the U.S. population (49.5 percent) does not pay any federal income taxes.

      -In the next 25 years, more than 77 million baby boomers will retire. They will begin collecting checks from Social Security, drawing benefits from Medicare, and relying on Medicaid for long-term care.

      -As of now, 70 percent of the federal government’s budget goes to individual assistance programs, up dramatically in just the past few years. However, research shows that private, community, and charitable aid helps individuals rise from their difficulties with better success than federal government handouts. Plus, local and private aid is often more effectively distributed.

      February 9, 2012 at 11:36 am | Reply
    • MisterJones

      I have seen rocks with more brains then you have.Than again most people who put zero in office are as smart as you,and about that hellfire you can go first!

      February 9, 2012 at 11:47 am | Reply
    • catherine

      IN RESPONSE TO THIS GUY -–I love how all you bunker living, Drudge reading, Fox watching troglodytes think Obama is trying to ruin the country while simultaneously ignoring facts such as the recent news that unemployment benefit applications have dropped to the lowest levels in four years. How can that be?? I think you'd rather your party win and the other party lose than to see this country prosper. YOU are the ones that want to see the country go down in flames just so you can say I told you so (you'd be wrong while doing so). You people make me sick. Each of you will perish in eternal hellfire (even though it doesn't exist).

      I love how all you idiot worshiping, RATHER AND COURIC READING, dumbo MSLSD watching troglodytes think Obama is fixing our nation and making it better.................while simultaneously ignoring facts such as the recent news that unemployment benefit applications have dropped to the lowest levels in four years. THAT IS BECAUSE HE HAS UNEMPLOYED 1.2 MILLION A MONTH FOR 3 YEARS – HE KNOWS THAT IF HE DROPS IT 20,000 A MONTH YOU IDIOT LIBERALS WON'T BE ABLE TO DO THE MATH – AFTER ALL WHY DO YOU THINK CARTER CREATED THE DUMBOCRAT EDUCATION SYSTEM...........TO MAKE YOU BOYS TOOO DUMB TO KNOW YOU ARE TOOO DUMB..

      HE LOSES 1.2 MILLION JOBS AND GAINS 200,000 AND YOU ARE CUMMING IN THE STREET

      IDIOTS.........I know you boys are party over country.............and now SO DOES THE WORLD.

      You boys ignore those dead soldiers, the LONGEST FOOD STAMP LINE IN HISTORY AND 10 MILLION DOWN THE DRAIN........YOU JUST IGNORE THE FACTS

      AND PEOPLE ARE GETTING MAD ABOUT IT NOW CAUSE OBAMA HAS MADE ANYONE UNEMPLOYED OVER 6 MONTHS JUST DISAPPEAR.......

      THAT IS HOW HITLER'S MEDIA MADE THE KILLING OF THE JEWS DISAPPEAR............

      THE UNEMPLOYED ARE THE JEWS OF THIS HOLOCAUST BOYS AND THE MORE YOU IGNORE THE DAMAGE – THE MADDER AMERICANS ARE GETTING You people make US SICK. Each of you will perish in eternal hellfire (even though it doesn't exist). OH YEAH YOU ATHEISTS, USING GOD, YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW MUCH 8 OUT OF 10 AMERICANS ARE GOING TO SMASH YOU LIKE THE DUMB LITTLE BUGS YOU ARE

      February 9, 2012 at 12:04 pm | Reply
      • jeffrey henry

        catherine. there is now a vaccination available at your nearest pharmacist that prevent you from ever having to suffer from acute anal-cranial inversion again. i suggest you get one, and also sign up for the methadone treatments.

        February 9, 2012 at 12:14 pm |
      • catherine

        thannk you thank you

        YOU DUMBOCRATS MAKE MY POINT EVERYTIME – METHODONE MIGHT BE HOW YOU DEAL WITH THAT FREAKING IDIOT OBAMA – 8 OUT OF 10 OF US ARE JUST GOING TO SEND THE THUG BACK TO CHICAGO WHERE HE BELONGS–HE IS IN AFGHANISTAN PROTECTING THE POPPY GROWERS – RIGHT ON RIGHT ON.......ROFL

        LIKE I SAID IDIOT – NOW WE ARE GOING TO 'HATE' YOU BACK AS UGLY AS YOU BOYS HAVE BEEN HATING ON US AND OUR GREAT NATION...........

        STRAP IN...........YOU WILL NEED THE METHODONE TO HANDLE HOW A REPUBLICAN TURNS THIS GREAT NATION BACK TO THE FREEDOM AND WORKERS THEY WERE BUILT ON..........JUST LIKE REAGAN AFTER CARTER-------........JUST LOOK AT MICHIGAN – ONCE WE GOT THOSE FREAKING LEFTWINGNUTS OUT OF THERE AND INDIANA AND OHIO – THEY ARE STARTING TO SHOW SOME PROFITS

        AFTER A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF TIME IDIOT – YOU PEOPLE RUN OUT OF OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY

        WE ARE THERE -NO MO MONEY

        – STRAP IN – YOU ARE GOING TO HATE 80% OF THE COUNTRY SPITTING IN YOUR FACE LIKE YOU HAVE BEEN SPITTING IN OURS

        AND AGAIN WE WON'T CARRY THOSE KILL BUSH SIGNS FOR YOUR FREAK – WE DON'T DO THAT AND WON'T HARM HIM – WE JUST WANT HIM BACK IN REZCO'S HOUSE IN CHICAGO AND OUT OF OUR HOUSE...........ROFL ROFLROFL ROFL

        KEEP IT UP – YOU AREN'T GOING TO GET AWAY SLIMING THIS GUY ANOTHER TERM ON HATE --LAST TIME WAS YOUR ONE CHANCE AND YOU BOYS BLEW IT – SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN SOMEONE SMART!!!!! ROFL ROFL ROFL

        February 9, 2012 at 12:21 pm |
    • hwobstj

      You're purely delusional.

      February 9, 2012 at 12:10 pm | Reply
    • Les Cloutier

      You're a smart one bro "good luck you'll need it"!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      February 9, 2012 at 12:51 pm | Reply
    • jeffrey henry

      there is not one positive contribution to this Republic that Obama can lay claim to, not one. Same as G. Bush and his nazi daddy. They are all systematically destroying this nation and with great prejudice and pleasure. You are simply parroting the information the pentagon controlled national television "news" agencies tell you, and you are not in possession of actual numbers and the reality of their perverse accounting measures, as you are not interested in giving a moments thought to anything that would disrupt your comfortable self imposed delusion and worship of your god obama.

      February 9, 2012 at 12:59 pm | Reply
    • tim

      Obama carries water for the 6 mega-banks. enough said. He will do anything that he is told by the ruling elite just like so many before him. Beat those war-drums CNN.

      February 9, 2012 at 1:08 pm | Reply
    • Mo Better

      Why have the uemployment numbers falling? Easy, it is called "the government is fudging the numbers" so that MAObama will look better to the simpletons who still support him and are stupid enough to consider voting for this Alinskyite Marxist again.

      February 9, 2012 at 1:36 pm | Reply
      • catherine

        IF YOU ARE UNEMPLOYED LONGER THAN 6 MONTHS THEN OBAMA AND HIS DEMOCRATS AND HIS MEDIA MAKE YOU DISAPPEAR..............THE UNEMPLOYED ARE EVERYWHERE – THEY CAUSED THE FORECLOSURES, WHEN YOU LOSE YOUR JOB YOU LOSE YOUR HOUSE – AND 400,000 – YOU IDIOTS 400,000 A WEEK APPLY FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS AND THAT IS 1.2 MILLION A MONTH, EXCUSE US IF WE DON'T GET EXCITED ABOUT 2 MILLLION SAVED UNION JOBS...................THE UNEMPLOYED ARE THE JEWS OF THIS HOLOCAUST – THEY ARE LOSING EVERYTHING AND THE MEDIA AND OBAMA HAS MADE IT DISAPPEAR..............

        February 9, 2012 at 3:59 pm |
    • Harry

      Oooh, big words Drew. You must have gone to school on other taxpayer's money. Go play with the toy in your Happy Meal and let the adults handle this, okay?

      February 9, 2012 at 1:53 pm | Reply
      • catherine

        i love it---–SEE DREW – the hate and bashing and name calling ain't gonna elect this idiot again – WE ARE GOING TO HATE YOU RIGHT BACK AND IT IS 80% TO YOUR SOCIALIST 20% SO YOU BETTER STRAP IN

        February 9, 2012 at 3:51 pm |
  42. What does the LORD say?

    II Timothy 3:1-5,7 "But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of god; holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth."

    February 9, 2012 at 11:11 am | Reply
    • hollyanne

      Pretty much describes the liberal mentality

      February 9, 2012 at 11:46 am | Reply
    • jeffrey henry

      3Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
      For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
      Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
       But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth.

      February 9, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Reply
  43. BlownfuelCoupe

    What? Are these people just trying to make Our Nobel Winner look bad?, so far so good.

    February 9, 2012 at 11:10 am | Reply
  44. Drew

    Arizona Sen. John McCain, the top Republican on the Armed Services committee, told reporters Tuesday that the U.S. should consider "all options including arming the opposition."

    Der! Me Republican! Me can't read!!! Derrrr.

    February 9, 2012 at 11:08 am | Reply
    • JustAGuy

      OH, sooooooooo your point is?

      February 9, 2012 at 11:11 am | Reply
      • Drew

        My point is that a REPUBLICAN is rattling sabers here. So you fools that want to place all blame on Obama need to get a life and maybe read the whole article first.

        February 9, 2012 at 11:25 am |
      • JustAGuy

        @Drew.

        Unbelievable. McCain stated a sane policy position. That does NOT equate to saber rattling. Your positions are nonsensical.

        February 9, 2012 at 12:01 pm |
    • Schnydz

      What are you twelve? What is your point??

      February 9, 2012 at 11:16 am | Reply
    • billgran

      John (the war machine) McCain....just a damn fool, sorry ass senator.

      February 9, 2012 at 11:18 am | Reply
    • Dipperdap

      Unfortunately John McCain is nothing but a liberal. Just because he belongs to the Republican party doesn't mean he is not a liberal like Chairman Maobama. His saber rattling and war mongering is a disgrace to America. As are all the war loving crowd..... I would like to hear a valid argument addressing the vital US interest in the Middle east that warrants a war footing on our part.. Oil is not a factor as the continantal US has more oil then the anyone. Also, if the congress and the president really want to go to war .... DECLARE it. Have a house vote and send it to the president to execute, as it should be.

      February 9, 2012 at 11:45 am | Reply
  45. BlownfuelCoupe

    When Arabs kill Arabs, it doesn't get much better than that, it's in their DNA.

    February 9, 2012 at 11:07 am | Reply
    • rancholazer love

      Keep your redneck comments to yourself, and in the back woods of Arkansas

      February 9, 2012 at 4:40 pm | Reply
  46. Gern Blansten

    Obama is a lying, amateur, who was put into office because of the color of his skin. We are reaping what we sowed. We have an opportunity to right the American ship by making our voices count in November... How can anybody want another four years of this fool, his administration and their failed policies? OBAMA HAS TO GO!

    February 9, 2012 at 10:58 am | Reply
    • Gerri

      BIGOT! And replace him with what???? Heartless money bags Romney? Egomaniac serial cheater Gingrich? Homophoic Santorum? (Dan Savage has it right here!) And looony Ron Paul? The GOP does not have a chance! Obama 2012!

      February 9, 2012 at 11:03 am | Reply
      • dantes44

        I thought RACIST was the preferred term when someone disagrees with SCOAMF.

        February 9, 2012 at 11:08 am |
      • JustAGuy

        How is Gern a bigot for stating a fact. I know many African Americans who proudly told me they were voting for Obama because of the color of his skin. I even know a few whites who gave the same reason. And after Obama was elected, the message boards flooded with African Americans bragging that a black man is president. These are facts.

        So once again, how is Gern being a bigot for stating a fact?

        February 9, 2012 at 11:09 am |
      • Ratt

        Hey Gerri, your Messiah just opened up a CPAC for his rich Hollywood and Wall Street friends to collect a $Billion dollars for his re-election campaign. Now who is the money-bag , dayyam hyprocrite liberal.

        February 9, 2012 at 11:17 am |
      • Gryphon Moor

        It is at the very least,hypocritical, for someone who plans to vote for a second term of Obama to call someone else "loony". Please, are you a masochist?

        February 9, 2012 at 11:25 am |
      • PeePee

        You actually think Obama will do better then the opposing GOP candidates? Wow your are one disillusion American. First off lets get one thing straight Obama takes absolutely no blame for all the problems going on today with our economy and the jobless. He has not created jobs, he still has not proposed a plan or put into action. He just points the finger at us Americans and blames us for being lazy. What kind of president blames the people of the Nation in which he governs? He is merely a puppet and has been said so by other democratic senators. He is not experienced at all and has no background that can back it up. Hussein Obama also hasn't proposed a single plan that any one can agree on so that shows his lack of caring on making sure that both parties agree. It's primarily his job to make sure everyone agrees on his policies. This just shows how under qualified he is and the lack of knowledge he has also on running a country.

        February 9, 2012 at 11:42 am |
      • catherine

        THESE DEMOCRATS ARE A CULT, NOT MATTER WHAT FACTS YOU PUT IN THEIR FACES – THEY ARE SO USED TO BEING DUMBED DOWN DUMBOCRATS THAT THEY CAN'T SEE ANYTHING ELSE............THAT IS WHY WE ARE REMOVING THEM...........STRAP IN LIBERALS

        February 9, 2012 at 11:47 am |
      • Gerri

        Well, MANY Americans are lazy. And Obama did get a bad economy from your hero, George W. Bush the younger. The GOP apparently is stupid, too. A recent poll, performed by a conservative orginzation, proves that 20% of all Republican voters are GOING TO VOTE FOR OBAMA! Even many GOP types know in their souls that Obama is the right person for the times. Read this to see how some Republicans think - http://www.wnd.com/2012/02/20-of-republicans-leaning-to-obama/ This is from the DrudgeReport.

        February 9, 2012 at 12:01 pm |
      • dantes44

        Gerri, are you really going to trust a pollster whom doesn't even know how to read his data? Nowhere does it say 20 percent. What it was is 20 Republican respondents. Which turns out to be 7 percent of Republicans polled.

        February 9, 2012 at 12:32 pm |
      • catherine

        the democrats love love love THEIR FOLLOWERS DUMBER THAN ROCKS........EVERY POLL LIKE YOU SAID IS 40% DEMOCRATS AND 10% REPUBLICANS – THIS IS HOW THEY HAVE DESTROYED US BY LYING

        WE GAVE THEM THE POWER AND THEY LIED TO US..................NOW WE WILL WALK THE FREAKS OUT...............JUST LIKE THE UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS – OBAMA LIED SO MUCH EVERYONE IS TELLING THE STORY NOW OF HOW HE MAKES ANYONE UNEMPLOYED OVER 6 MONTHS DISAPPEAR................

        February 9, 2012 at 12:35 pm |
      • Truth or just my lying eyes

        Oh wow! The race card? Really? REALLY!?! So you STILL believe that anyone who disagrees with our current POTUS is a racist and a bigot? So when you disagreed with Bush you hate white people right? YOU RACIST SCUM! Maybe you just hate people from Texas? What did Texas do to you that was so bad that you're now a bigot and hate one of our states? You and your tired BS argument can all jump into a VW microbus and Thelma and Louise off a damn cliff! Pitiful JERK.

        February 9, 2012 at 1:23 pm |
      • catherine

        THEY THINK THIS IS 2008 AND WE STILL HAD EMPLOYED AMERICANS............THEY THINK THEIR HATE AND REVERSE RACISM WILL SWOON OBAMA INTO OFFICE AGAIN...........POOR LITTLE DUMBOCRATS.........PEOPLE HAVE LOST EVERYTHING UNDER THIS PIG – CALL THEM WHATEVER YOU WANT BABE

        IT IS STILL

        ANYBODY BUT OBAMA..........YOU BOYS NEED TO QUIT READING YOUR OWN MEDIA – IT IS OBAMANATIONS EVERYWHERE FULL OF THE HOMELESS AND GAS IS BLOWING..................

        ANYBODY BUT OBAMA – IT HAS NEVER BEEN CLEARER

        February 9, 2012 at 1:26 pm |
  47. Paul

    Stay our of Syria. Let the Arabs handle their own back yard. Impeach obama now for his endruns around congress. Then impeach Boehner for being such a surrogate to obama. S**t can the entire GOP and DEM "leadership".

    February 9, 2012 at 10:55 am | Reply
    • Drew

      Impeach Obama for end runs around Congress????

      Do you people even read what you type? Did you support impeaching Bush for the exact same thing???

      February 9, 2012 at 10:57 am | Reply
      • JustAGuy

        Huh? When did Bush ever do an end run around congress? Please be factual.

        February 9, 2012 at 10:59 am |
      • JAHC

        Obama is an Anti-American revenge driven person. He has a goal: Destructruction of the United States. You are extremely naive if you think you will somehow escape the consequences of his ego mania driven agenda.

        February 9, 2012 at 11:04 am |
      • Drew

        Typical Drudge readers. See the headline and not the article. The US wouldn't be doing its job if it didn't prepare for any and all scenarios related to Syria. Pentagon is probably doing the same thing with any other African nation that is having an armed conflict. Otherwise we end up with our pants down if things escalate rapidly.

        I will say that I bet they've already done more planning for Syria than they did for Iraq.

        February 9, 2012 at 11:07 am |
      • JustAGuy

        @Drew, we're fully aware the Joint Chiefs have contingency plans for every possible future conflict.

        But Hillary is saber rattling, presumably with Obama's blessing. That goes FAR beyond contingency planning.

        Notwithstanding your scoffing, you havent refuted anyone.

        February 9, 2012 at 11:15 am |
      • Drew

        Where is HIllary even mentioned in this article??? You're going off the Drudge picture, aren't you. Wow. So sad.

        The only politician mentioned is JOHN MCCAIN.

        February 9, 2012 at 11:23 am |
      • catherine

        GOING OFF THE DRUDGE PICTURE??????????

        WHAT HOLE DO YOU IGNORANT LIBERAL MORONS LIVE IN -----IMPEACHED STAINS TWO FOR ONE WAS THE FACE THAT IS BEING USED TO BURN DOWN THE MIDDLE EAST -–SHE WENT BEFORE THE UN – TRIED TO START A FIGHT WITH CHINA AND RUSSIA WITH US SIDING WITH THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD...........

        -------BARRY IS LEADING FROM BEHIND LIKE USUAL, JUST DICTATING WHAT 'SHE' IS TO DO SO HE CAN ROAM IN FRONT OF HIS IDIOT SUPPORTERS AS THE 'NON WAR' PRESIDENT AND THEY LAP IT UP.................

        REMEMBER THAT IMPEACHED STAIN SLICK – HE WATCHED FROM THE WHITE HOUSE (WITH THE NUMBER ONE VISITOR TO HIS WHITE HOUSE IN 8 YEARS – THAT MURDERER YASSER ARAFAT)

        WHILE RENO FRIED 86 WOMEN AND KIDS IN WACO AND HE BLAMED THE JANET NAPOLITIANO LOOK ALIKE................JANET RENO – HOW THE HECK CAN TWO DIFFERENT ADMINISTRATIONS GET THOSE TWO PIGS TO DEFEND US I WILL NEVER KNOW

        BUSH WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR EVERYTHING – BARRY HUSSEIN IS RESPONSIBLE FOR NOTHING – YOU IDIOT LIBERALS DON'T GET IT ...........QUIT READING YOUR OWN LYING PR IF YOU WANT TO SURVIVE WHAT IS COMING.......

        BUT BARRY IS DICTATING AND THAT REFUSE CLINTON IS THE FACE ON THE DESTRUCTION..............

        YOU BOYS ARE GOING TO BE SO BLINDSIDED BY YOUR LOSS IN NOVEMBER, THE CARTERITE IDIOTS WERE DARN NASTY ABOUT AMERICA THROWING THEM AWAY – HE HAD TO PARADE AROUND THE WORLD TRYING FOR A PRESIDENTIAL REDO......................EVEN HIS HABITAT HOMES ARE FILLED WITH CHINESE DRYWALL................

        BUT OBAMA MAKES CARTER LOOK LIKE A BRAINIAC – YOU BOYS SHOULD HAVE PICKED SOMEONE INTELLIGENT – IT IS YOUR OWN FAULT...............AND AFTER 50 YEARS WE FINALLY FIND OUT WHAT A PIG JFK WAS – MAYBE TEDDY THE MURDERER WAS THE GOOD ONE.............

        YOU LIBERALS DON'T GET IT – BARRY IS WIPING YOUR PARTY OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH AND THIS TIME WE SEND THE LYING MEDIA THAT SOLD US THIS BAG OF CRAP................I DON'T SEE ONE NATIONAL DEMOCRAT WINNING.........2010 WAS JUST THE BEGINNING................

        February 9, 2012 at 11:58 am |
      • MisterJones

        You seem to be saying a lot of bs about Drudge readers how stupid we are and how we should all burn in hell,well dumba$$ in order for you to post here YOU MUST BE READING DRUDGE how about that LMAO.

        February 9, 2012 at 11:56 am |
      • catherine

        ROFL ROFL THEY ALSO LISTEN TO RUSH

        THEY KNOW THEIR GUYS LIE TO THEM EVERYDY

        February 9, 2012 at 1:28 pm |
      • JustAGuy

        Hey Einstein (aka Drew) Hillary is the Secretary of State. My apologies. I assumed you knew basic information on responsibilities-role of cabinet members in an administration.

        I won't make that mistake again. I'll have to explain everything to you like I would to my 10 year old son.

        February 9, 2012 at 12:35 pm |
  48. MDWhite

    And I thought we were reducing the size of our military and that we weren't going to be able to sustain combat operations on two separate fronts. Silly me...

    February 9, 2012 at 10:54 am | Reply
    • JustAGuy

      Yea, I have first hand knowledge that the military has already begun feeling the pinch from Obama's reductions. Obama is playing a very dangerous game with all this saber rattling regarding Syria.

      Obama is already unknowingly in above his head, this Syria thing can quickly escalate far beyond Obama's skill set. He should pull back immediately, and hopefully an adult can sort this thing out after January 20th, 2013.

      February 9, 2012 at 11:05 am | Reply
  49. rich

    No chance that US will really intervene here. Obama only intervenes with military support where there is a chance that deposing the dictator will give Islamic fanatics a stronger foothold. With Syria, whether Assad stays in power or not, Syria is still, in effect, a puppet state of Iran. Since Obama did not intervene in the Iranian attempted uprising, he won't intervene in Syria either.

    February 9, 2012 at 10:51 am | Reply
    • Drew

      Like Iraq?

      February 9, 2012 at 10:55 am | Reply
      • rich

        I know this is difficult for a liberal like you, but try to stay focused on the present. Bush is long gone. You look foolish with the constant attempts at misdirection. Besides, isn't it time for you to go upstairs so that your mom can feed you lunch?

        February 9, 2012 at 12:04 pm |
      • catherine

        AMEN AMEN – that is all the liberal got – lies and crazy hate speech, bush is gone and his won war was HANDED TO BARRY AND LIKE ALL GOOD LIBERALS HE DESTROYED IT – RUNNING OUR HEROES OUT IN THE NIGHT UNDER DARKNESS while HE PERSONALLY (LIBERALS YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO CHANGE THE FACTS IN HISTORY WHEN YOUR LYING MEDIA IS DEAD) AND HISTORY WILL TELL YOUR GRANDKIDS STILL IN THEIR OBAMAVILLE CAMPS THE REAL TRUTH.......

        HEHEHEHEHE RICH YOU ARE GREAT – KEEP IT UP – EDUCATING THESE DUMBOCRATS IS A FULL TIME JOB

        February 9, 2012 at 12:11 pm |
  50. jerrystr

    So the prez is going to start a war in Syria to get their oil? We should leave a peaceful, idyllic country like Syria alone. They do practive the religion of peace and it is clear they have a wonderful, peaceful country. Let them practice self rule.

    February 9, 2012 at 10:46 am | Reply
  51. James

    They didn't "just notice" Syria. Obama's re-election is coming up, time to bolster his image a little. If it involves loss of American troops, oh well. This is how sick these people are.

    February 9, 2012 at 10:44 am | Reply
  52. ireuel

    I'm staying out of this one. So much hatred from both side as our leaders want. That is just about all they have achieved from both sides. They win. We lose.

    February 9, 2012 at 10:37 am | Reply
    • Danny

      Staying out of it? Were you ever involved in it? Your post doesn't make too much sense.

      February 9, 2012 at 10:45 am | Reply
  53. constitution first

    Here's an idea, Start with a clean slate. Let it be known the US will no longer preemptively interfere with threatening regimes, but if they bomb us or our friends, don't send in boots, send in missiles, bomb into the stone-age.

    February 9, 2012 at 10:29 am | Reply
    • Mikey A

      Agreed 100%

      February 9, 2012 at 10:49 am | Reply
  54. greg mitchell

    while 'libs' and 'cons' debate, Rome burns. They're are pretty much the same. stop getting distracted and WAKE UP!

    commenting on how 'killery' looks in her photo ops, come on!!!...how American can you get!? Back to perezHilton.com... The idiocy in this country...we are circling the drain...

    February 9, 2012 at 10:26 am | Reply
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