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There's a Reason Why the Debate Over Syria Is Happening Now

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Congress is in session for only nine days in September.

Yet the fate of the country rests on Washington taking fiscal responsibility and, consequently, the foreign policy and its financing all by Oct. 1.

To date, Congress has avoided for years any decision on taxes, budgets and deficits because some political special interest group might get peeved. Its preferred action, if you call it that, is passing so-called continuing spending resolutions so Congress never has to take a stand on the issues, with the passage of Obamacare being the exception to the rule.

As kids, we called this game dodge ball.

It seems the Obama administration's idea is to just spend more money on buying votes for the next election.

What is the president's agenda?

Whatever it is you think has happened to the United States in the last five years, that is the president's domestic and foreign agenda for the next three years of his term in office.

Devoted spokespersons, strategists, pundits, media commentators, Hollywood and all those television talking heads are dutifully spouting the party line that the overall economy is in recovery, Obamacare will lower medical costs, taxes on foreign accounts will balance the budget and deficit spending issues can only be solved with more spending.

Wall Street ignores, of course, anything done in Washington that might negatively impact their selling dog doo to investors who are dumber than the pile of the dog doo they are buying.

My views on the evils wrought by pension managers are not even printable.

The U.S. economy is in trouble. The president is in the public's crosshairs. What is he going to do?

America's foreign policy is, at best, unknown to Congress and the public. The president has the view that U.S. foreign policy should be determined by what other nations think of us rather than what we think is in our own national interest.

Afghanistan, and all its minerals like lithium, is lost to the Taliban. Iraq is in a civil war with any possible victor being an enemy of the United States.

The Egyptian military is getting its backing now from Saudi Arabia and some in their military, rightly or wrongly, think Obama favors ousted President Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood.

Libya is in the hands of Islamists. We all know how that happened.
Bahrain has Islamist's threatening, as does Dubai. Algeria is already gone and Morocco is under siege.

Turkey, every "stan" country, Indonesia, Malaysia and so many more all are coming under the control of Islamists.

The "world community" the president wants to appease is composed of nothing more that tyrants, despots, dictators, thugs (all of whom would like to get some weapons of mass destruction themselves) and socialist politicians who lead bankrupt countries.

The U.S. foreign policy is in trouble. What is Obama going to do?

The answer to those domestic and foreign issues is that the president is going to take his clue from the Hollywood movie "Wag the Dog."

What the president and his team are creating is mass hysteria over a potential military action, which is intended to divert and distract Congress and the public from the hot issues of the president's fiscal and foreign policy agenda.

And that's why there is suddenly a debate over the U.S. military becoming involved in the middle of the Syrian civil war.

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Congress is in session for only nine days in September. Yet the fate of the country rests on Washington taking fiscal responsibility and, consequently, the foreign policy and its financing all by Oct. 1.
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