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-- -- Obama with serious threat yes it shirtless Vladimir Putin he did Wear clothing today as he met President Obama.
But you know what he did right before the president got there he said maybe a lot even that -- go we must break Q.
He said that the Russians would -- the United States led a unilateral non UN backed raid on Syria.
That he might just -- the Syrian government.
With anti aircraft missiles.
Sounds like it proxy war.
In the making in the Middle East what about that.
And what about this second buzz cut liars poker in Saint Petersburg.
Any issue and this is an issue here in the United States congress as well -- for the heads of state meeting in Saint Petersburg for the G-20 seven.
Al-Qaeda in Syria.
John Kerry said -- are moderating -- it's okay Vladimir Putin called about why error the State Department is fighting back but that same question.
Is causing a lot of consternation congress and may be part of what's causing the president's plea for strike authorization to ball -- in congress.
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Was the scene that is what it sounded like -- grit teeth as President Obama greeted Vladimir Putin in Saint Petersburg.
How are you a little.
The fraught relationship.
Defraud here as the president arrive today.
In Saint Petersburg for the G-20 and this is power -- even still I need to look and act.
Welcome happy Thursday.
The president and the president of Russia exchanging some first pleasantries no doubt as that gets under way it's getting.
Every -- over there as President Obama looks for international coalition partners.
To help him enforce what he announces wasn't his red line but the Earth's red line -- will be earth come and help them.
It will be harder.
To get that happens is it harder for congress to join the fray during this dispute with the Russians as things could -- more quickly.
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-- So here's a question.
For error Vladimir Putin.
He is playing a double game here I guess it's fitting since -- -- former CIA current KGB guy but so he's got one for domestic consumption.
-- Russia which is.
I am staring down the president of the United States and I'm pushing for a with my pet -- with his.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- TV or something that hasn't gotten in tiny -- That was great but the the question is who -- his allegations.
John Kerry being a liar and talking about.
The presence of al-Qaeda.
That jibes with what many in congress are concerned about there so -- is also tweaking Obama back at home he's tweaking him in Russia.
But also by talking about that he is playing up the concerns.
Of Democrats and Republicans in congress about this -- Cruz called it being -- qaeda's.
Air force in Syria peace during the fears in these members of congress that there are no dignity and -- is similarly there are none in Iraq.
And there are a lot of lawmakers who are worried that this is going to be -- BP we're going to spend you know as eagle.
Suggested tens of millions of dollars probably -- the Billy tens of billions of dollars.
Launching a war against Syria when maybe -- weapons of mass destruction aren't there or they're not being used by the people we think are using them.
I think you're exactly right which -- -- in in the buzz cuts at the beginning is that there is not a 100% certainty and the members of congress.
Not only about whether they want to get behind -- president on this but weather says.
Facts on the ground -- way to secretary of state and secretary of defense say say they are.
Who has these chemicals how how how they've been used I think there's -- I do believe members of congress in debt that the that there have been chemical weapons used I think the big question in their minds is who hasn't who's using him -- who do we help.
By launching military strike are we really helping.
The rebels who want to leave the country toward democracy or are we helping.
Rebels who want to lead the country toward al-Qaeda and terrorism.
Who's who's being helped here so a lot of members of congress are wondering and worrying about that and I think that is if this measure does not clear congress.
-- will probably be the main reason why they're all kinds of other side the reasons -- due to various anti war anti party factions.
But if you're gonna lose that.
Coalition of the unwilling who I think -- going to be necessary to clear this is the house it's going to be because the facts on the ground are not a 100% certain.
And people are just too war wearied and -- two.
Feel too burned by what happened to Iraq.
To move forward with something this potentially this big once again.
And even the threat from -- -- something in talking to Smart military people.
That -- that is a concern is we blow up some of what.
Aside as in Syria and the Russians come and replace it with even better stuff so what's the point so what exactly -- it make it works and -- anything Putin's threat to say maybe I will send them surface to air missiles.
That -- shoot down that we'll act is interceptors.
Now John Kerry's promised yesterday.
Which it oh yeah the Arab states should come and help us are gonna -- -- defray the cost on this.
Who would like to be involved this starts to look like the Cold War -- who would really like to be involved in a proxy war between or in this case it would be half a proxy war.
The United States fighting the Russian armed military.
Series history is scariest aspect of August and it really is is not being talked about.
As much as I think it should is what really is going to happen between the United States Russia they've -- their -- in position as well.
I mean this does this does look like a proxy war.
And I think -- repeated themes you're hearing in congress I certainly heard -- yesterday day before when their hearings on Capitol Hill about this is really what could this lead to and is it possible or is it is it becoming more likely -- action by the United States.
Can actually make things worse in this in the region because things are so unstable -- -- do we wanna be the ones who -- -- provoke something worse happening.
That is a strong sentiment that can really push members of congress against -- right now this is -- going beyond political.
In that sense I think it people are really wary of getting -- president certainly Republicans are and and many Democrats because he's just waffled on this thing so badly.
But be -- that.
There's a real -- fear that this is just a bad news and if it -- doesn't move in congress.
What we just -- is going to be the reason why.
-- you know Michael -- I've amendment that.
Oh that's right but of course he has that star player at the question -- in there senior political analyst and must read and must read Chrysler quite so much wrong.
He'd get a webcam.
Yeah see that yes I've seen various accounts what he did his -- with him based on public.
Proclamation that he and a 200 -- and not.
Think that let me just say all you folks out there we -- 200 days.
Yeah 35 members economists expect that to anything that's still -- -- to 35 that's 217 which is a majority when many in their -- -- it's like Michael didn't do that don't -- I I I short sold.
His -- -- -- excellence Michael Brown observes that only seventeen house members have spoken in favor of -- There's -- number that's -- -- 200 days to you expected to -- what they have what they have there are discarded those votes.
We're playing -- -- about 235.
Babies right now.
And that's what you'd expect now this thing is gonna past nobody thinks gonna clear.
With any kind of being healthy marriage and this is gonna be looking like that that squeaker that didn't meet Wall Street bailout though.
Blow back there but -- real name alignment of politics and Lexus and that's something I Sosa didn't know why he just -- wherever he is right now he just -- its its -- same dynamic is in play that was there's -- so -- it's it's still it's still can't pass again what we discussed this prior to that.
I think -- both produce a tipping point of some kind on this in the days ahead it's -- -- -- -- it matter what happens in the next few days polling numbers.
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-- the rebel forces.
Who are they -- asset in my briefings all the time.
And every time I get briefed on this he gets worse and worse because the majority you know these rebel forces -- a majority now.
A radical islamists.
That was Michael -- -- chairman.
-- the house homeland security committee but he's -- in his role on the foreign affairs committee talking.
The secretary John Kerry being more than a little dispute patients about secretary's -- That the al-Qaeda elements within the Syrian rebel forces are moderating.
And just a small fraction of those folks who were there and this is our -- and that.
Is pretty much how it's been going for the administration's effort to sell this war on Capitol Hill or with the public at large.
But was not supposed to be popular right sometimes they are like it here I mean even grenade it was.
Or something and people didn't even know where that was on the map maybe that helped.
But is selling a war as a necessary evil.
Is tough it is tough.
It is tough.
-- a couple of guys who had to do just exactly that.
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I doubt -- Chris thanks for the introduction.
Yes of course it still has been quite literally the least I could do our job in a match lap.
Knows a thing or two about selling wars when they are even unpopular.
Match lap was the White House political director for.
President George W.
Bush during some of the toughest stuff in Iraq including is -- -- us.
Ever tried to don't know who -- -- you can't take credit.
You say that it's you've you've you've been out I was Garnett.
I was -- pre surge but I still look back and that is it.
That was a courageous step it was that it was a tough step it was entirely unpopular in the polls.
But -- it turned out.
Bipartisan acceptance that it was fairly effective militarily.
It turned out that -- it's sort of did it revive some public confidence in the administration on the war.
So I want to start with you Doug yeah.
Nobody likes war its I believe there's been sedated as hell.
But when it comes to selling the public on the necessity of taking action we have seen not so super performances from the Obama administration we heard some tough talk.
Politically from David Axelrod and others that they were gonna in the blame on Republicans.
-- the problems with this and that the president was going to be seen as a decisive leader.
But boy this is -- now.
Well that's that's the problem look.
I the issued to me is really twofold first.
The president declared in the interest of the United States and Chris -- got to state the obvious and I know -- agrees this is not the president of the Democratic Party.
Or President Bush Bush's case of the Republican Party is president of the United States of America.
He declared a -- -- him.
And I believe.
We have to act in furtherance of what the president has said we would do now that being said it is much more difficult.
For us to act for the reasons you suggest.
We have not sold the war better mourners say we I mean the joint chiefs the president.
Those who support the war.
Nobody's done a good job.
And the president I think has been frankly a failure in making a case that needs to be made so -- does become more political if the whip count that.
Michael Barone is using his at all correct.
We are heading to either a very close vote or -- defeat.
And either way I think we're looking at a series of outcomes that are probably not gonna be all that positive.
-- were actually -- to have taunted Republicans.
On the Internet prior to heading to the White House for strategy session on this.
Saying hop -- you'll be stuck with this if you voted down saying that the Republicans -- the dog who caught the car.
I thought this is a little cheeky in this space this is when people are and and the Bush Administration was very good at doing what.
Doug just -- back.
Taking party out not using.
Let Karl Rove.
The warrant here in congressional elections he didn't even mean to say that we're doing it.
To help congressional elections he just made some kind of an analogy right one time it made national news -- quite frankly think he and everyone else.
-- at a political title with a lot more careful.
When he came to issues national security this is a moment I think Doug is right.
He's our president.
We're fighting some of the most hostile elements you could ever dream book across the globe and helping -- and hostile elements in every week it's like watch syndicated put the ball on the -- we all want to kind of get a single and getting hit even as Republicans would like to see Obama.
You -- succeed in these areas -- is very hard when they have no plan.
There's no average I've made -- -- hill today in preparation for this Chris and we don't know no -- no no is ever prepared for the show no photos are -- little phones are ringing on the Republican side besides just.
Receiving taunts and here's the fact it only passes in the house if the majority Republicans vote -- you'll be Republicans getting it down for the president.
He could always have the decency.
To thank them and work with him and try to make it a little easier.
Well now -- the blueprint for that we're not.
Here -- Nolan has I don't think no one has proposed an invasion.
-- the president won't even go as far as to say that he hopes that the strikes are successful in toppling the sides regime.
So this is more on par with we -- -- before.
Reagan bombing Qaddafi as a reprisal.
-- it is good discotheque bombing in Germany.
The shelling of the Bekaa Valley in reprisal for what happened -- for the bombing of the marine barracks.
And and certainly for Bill Clinton targeted airstrikes in and Iraq.
And in the artist formerly known as Yugoslavia.
These are what we call proportional responses.
The blueprint in the past -- has been for the president to go to the Oval Office it's dark outside.
And he begins with something like.
My fellow Americans.
As we speak American and allied forces are in route to fill in the -- Two avenge blank it's limited it's a five minute explain -- that the president does and it happens after the fact.
Wouldn't that be the thing we should have expected here.
Well it's what I expected last Saturday myself.
Yeah Chris I thought that the president was going to say as I speak -- -- that there be.
Strikes on Syria and hitting the command and control centers to try to degrade.
He forces -- Of -- in the Syrian military and to weaken the regime that's what I expect -- that's what a anticipated and I think.
The problem I have with what's going on now is.
There's been no case made to Republicans.
And that's exactly right we're not get -- get this done.
Without Republicans in the house and there's been no incentive Horford.
By the president to them to cast what is a very difficult vote.
It could lead some of them to get a primary so I I I completely regress.
Are right now this panel is so good.
That I -- want -- to stay for more because the Internet is delighting in your presence will you both agreed to do that -- both management.
Against both your best judgment yeah I -- as look at it is like that he's got a good news more research -- -- that's -- -- -- -- can get out -- we're gonna take a quick break but when we come back.
We will talk about how this is all coming up the works in congress for other work to do and you get the fearless football forecast on the first day of the NFL season you want to stay.
-- -- And that is what it looked like when Lucille Ball had too many chocolates I think conveyor belt with her friend Ethel mertz.
And this is currently remember that scene where that truck as a prominent and their but I love that when they're stuck them in certain stuff well that's what congress is getting ready to do.
Because aside from the fact that they are talking now about -- -- Weeks says Nancy Pelosi of debate and discussion.
On whether or not to bomb Syria.
While that's going on deadlines are fast approaching not just for the continuing resolution funding the government in the absence since 2007.
Of a federal budget but also believe the debt ceiling has expired oh yeah that's right middle of October.
In the president's health was going into place the next phase on October 1.
And immigration legislation is hanging fire.
And and and can't.
So what's gonna happen will Americans care people who know what Americans care about.
Continue to be -- shown.
Is that your post what happens isn't flap.
-- is big and we're Republican -- -- prior to being important Republican -- okay now gentlemen.
-- -- to up to the extreme.
There's too much work to do.
And too little time to do it.
If this Syria resolution stuff -- continues to improve as divisive as it is where does that leave them on the work they have to -- Well here's what I think is the grand strategy of Obama which I think is very senate goal.
And maybe politically effective but it's more cynical think that effective.
Think the president figures that congresses and really get anything done Syria or knows -- And if that's the case and the net result of not getting anything done.
Is that we have this functionality.
In congress as we've had before this will leave the president particularly if he doesn't get votes from Republicans.
To blame the Republicans and that will be the basis of -- when -- fourteen election now.
The problem of all this is -- our country.
Yeah exactly where our confidence.
We're not the ongoing professional.
Political campaign much is Matt and mine narrow pecuniary interest my benefit today specifically herself I guess I sit here.
And say I see this strategic interest.
Political interest but if we go weeks and weeks on Syria.
My goodness -- just him so depressed and so.
You know disturbed.
That I think what is on palatable in Washington where arguably get worse.
Depressed -- -- -- I mean we do a lot of bad things to our guests but we really like it would relieve them depressed and distraught about this consulate.
This consulate and I learned some new words today right here can be -- -- -- -- -- is you're ready to console that's right you're ready to tell us this is -- -- -- I just okay I'll be a little optimistic there are some moments in politics where a big challenging.
-- -- somewhat out of nowhere like Syria is to a lot of people.
-- can start a conversation that leads to OK on some big things.
We gonna have to come together -- problem I think that Doug is most likely right about is that.
President Obama and the -- -- -- around -- is never desires to do that they really are never desires to do that they've had one huge substantial accomplishment.
With a obamacare without a lot of other cultures -- one huge substantial.
A culture of -- with only Democrat -- it could -- Republican doesn't want Republican votes they have series here you have -- -- political advisor to the president taunting Republicans right now we're very pretty good start this vote.
They really need to come together on some things because when it comes to debt debt limit and budget.
I sense a growing and growing hostility.
-- -- giving the president anything on this from from Republican circles and I worry.
That my party gets closer and closer towards the experiment.
Not giving them war.
Leeway on the debt and not trying to find -- very partisan way after this.
It is scary but is starting to be closer and closer -- potential reality and I think it's disastrous for.
President Obama long term he continues to hover right around 50% year after year will be more why doesn't he just want to do what's right for the country his numbers -- -- out of that well okay we will have to leave that for another day match laughed as we have to get to this.
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Here -- Obama and the Democrats who -- the Bush Administration.
For unilateral intervention in Iraq we had a coalition of almost fifty countries and he can't get one and a half.
So we had to have a congress that's the reason he did that switch in the -- he knew how alone he was and now we needed to cover.