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Syria resolution sets deadline, bars ground forces

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Updated: 9/04/2013 9:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate resolution authorizing President Barack Obama to use military force against Syria would bar American ground troops for combat operations and set a deadline for any action.

The Associated Press obtained a copy of the draft resolution that the Foreign Relations Committee will vote on Wednesday.

The measure would set a time limit of 60 days and says the president could extend that for 30 days more unless Congress has a vote of disapproval.

Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey, chairman of the committee, and Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, the top Republican, agreed on the measure late Tuesday.


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FlSunRise87 - 9/4/2013 12:43 PM
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Sheeple! Wake up! The Syrian rebels are playing the United States government in order to have the fire power to take down their own. Dumb @$$ obama drew a magical red line in the sand, aka chemical weapons and now we are receiving messages hacked into the marine corp. recruiting website asking to help the rebels instead of their government. In case you missed it, here's a link with screen shots of the message: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/syrian_electronic_army_hacks_marines_54iM0wfTXtgjAADXQbN4CM
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