Rep. Justin Amash retweets veterans opposed to Syria intervention

GOP Rep. Justin Amash took to Twitter to amplify and retweet the voices of American veterans who oppose the Obama administration’s planned military intervention in Syria. While the White House has promised not to put boots on the ground, the pledge has provided little reassurance to many who have served in uniform.

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  • Guest

    … double post

    • http://amandakmelson.wordpress.com/ GreenEyedGal

      Yeah, her description is terrible. I consider myself “hawkish” when it comes to protecting my country and my country’s interests. Syria isn’t about that though. Syria is about our Occupier in Chief furthering the interests of the Muslim Brotherhood. Our country should stay as far away from that as we possibly can. Does that make me an isolationist now?

      Kasie Hunt needs to take more writing classes so she can better describe what’s going on in the country.

    • 0bamasnought

      I am an Uber-Hawk/non-interventionist.

      We as a nation have never been “isolationist”, that was just a term 1930’s Democrats came up with to describe the Republicans that didn’t want to go to war with Socialist Germany.

      After, all, we were already violating several tenets of the League of Nations charter by selling munitions to the belligerents, and we had not, up to that point, been attacked.

      I for one am so glad this will never happened again.

      Oh. Wait.

  • CatHerder

    I don’t see why we would even be tempted to intervene, it’s a lose/lose proposition.

  • Richard J Sunkle

    I’m no veteran but I’m pretty sure that letting our enemies kill each other is a far superior option than uniting them against us.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeBeq0i03bg Booker

    I don’t think Amash is an isolationist. I think he’s interested in us going to war when our NATIONAL INTERESTS are at stake.

  • therealguyfaux

    Just watch, the Lefties will come up with something like calling the people who back Congressman Amash something like the “Amash Mafia.”

    • Reme

      That sounds good

  • JeffWRidge

    Being opposed to a specific military action is not the same thing as being isolationist.

  • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

    It isn’t ‘isolationist’ to want a responsible approach to war. Might be a good idea to know who the enemy is first.

    • nc

      YES! Actually, we don’t even know who our “friends” are there. Could be both sides are our enemies.

      • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

        Which is probably the case and is why we should let them obliterate each other.

      • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

        Which is probably the case and is why we should let them obliterate each other.

      • Stephen L. Hall

        The enemy of my enemy is not necessarily my friend.

      • Stephen L. Hall

        The enemy of my enemy is not necessarily my friend.

  • Keith

    To quote Metallica…KILL EM ALL

    • Common sense prevails

      Joe Bonham (Bottoms), a young American soldier hit by an artillery shell during World War I, lies in a hospital bed. He is a quadruple amputee who has also lost his eyes, ears, mouth and nose. He remains conscious and able to reason, but his wounds render him a prisoner in his own body. As he drifts between reality and fantasy, he remembers his old life with his family and girlfriend (Kathy Fields). He also forms a bond, of sorts, with a young nurse (Diane Varsi) who senses his plight.

      At the end of the film, Joe tries to communicate to his doctors, via Morse code, and wishes for the Army to either put him in a glass coffin in a freak show as a demonstration of the horrors of war, or kill him. In the end, however, he realizes that the Army will grant neither wish, and will leave him in a state of living death.

      In the film’s climax, his nurse attempts to euthanize him by clamping his breathing tube, but her supervisor stops her before Joe can succumb. This does not occur in the novel. The film ends with Joe weakly chanting “S.O.S. Help me.”

  • Maxx

    I’m tired of C-141’s landing at Dover, weighted with flag-draped caskets of warriors who have died for people abroad who loathe their ultimate sacrifice.

    Syria has not attacked the United States and this is not our war.

    Vote NO.

    –USN Ret.

  • Maxx

    I’m tired of C-141’s landing at Dover, weighted with flag-draped caskets of warriors who have died for people abroad who loathe their ultimate sacrifice.

    Syria has not attacked the United States and this is not our war.

    Vote NO.

    –USN Ret.

  • Stephen L. Hall

    “Highlights GOP split, hawk v isolationist” – Kasie Hunt

    I find that very offensive. Opposing entering a war where we have no strategic interest between two evil groups is not isolationist. It is not a choice of supporting war or withdrawing from the world.

  • Stephen L. Hall

    “Highlights GOP split, hawk v isolationist” – Kasie Hunt

    I find that very offensive. Opposing entering a war where we have no strategic interest between two evil groups is not isolationist. It is not a choice of supporting war or withdrawing from the world.

  • brewerandpatriot

    I don’t agree with maniacal tyrant Assad’s treatment of his people. I REALLY don’t agree with pissing off some of our most hated enemies and our loan shark in one fell swoop.

  • brewerandpatriot

    I don’t agree with maniacal tyrant Assad’s treatment of his people. I REALLY don’t agree with pissing off some of our most hated enemies and our loan shark in one fell swoop.

  • Jay Stevens

    No overriding national interest; no intervention.

    Let the people who want to intervene (Steve Rattner and the rest of the chickenhawks come to mind) volunteer if they feel so strongly.

    Jay Stevens
    U. S. Army, ret.

  • Navy Di

    it amazes me that we would allow another holocaust! This is exactly how the 1st one started with all of the countries saying we cannot get involved! Then we all say how could they let it happen!! WHen are we all going to wake up

  • Navy Di

    it amazes me that we would allow another holocaust! This is exactly how the 1st one started with all of the countries saying we cannot get involved! Then we all say how could they let it happen!! WHen are we all going to wake up

  • ronp12

    In America, the People are the government. The government says no thank you to all our administrative assistants.

  • $24698634

    Let them gas each other, they’re all sub-human anyway.

  • $24698634

    I must have missed Amash’s military service in his bio.

  • Olympion

    So many idiots throwing around the word “isolationist” to smear war opponents. There’s nothing isolationist about wanting to stay out of a faraway country’s civil war, and it’s certainly not isolationist to be against helping the Jihadist rebels in Syria.