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stevenleser

(32,886 posts)
Wed Apr 26, 2017, 02:30 PM Apr 2017

Does everyone agree this White House Senate meeting is about "Here is why we have to go to war

against North Korea" ?

Does anyone disagree?


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Yes, the meeting is about selling a war against North Korea to the Senate
5 (71%)
No, I don't think the meeting is about that
1 (14%)
Not Sure
1 (14%)
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0 (0%)
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Does everyone agree this White House Senate meeting is about "Here is why we have to go to war (Original Post) stevenleser Apr 2017 OP
its pretty transparent MFM008 Apr 2017 #1
Meh, it is a dog and pony show Thomas Hurt Apr 2017 #2
Yes I'm resigned to the fact maryellen99 Apr 2017 #3
it may just be a show designed to intimidate Kim Jung-Un. n/t ginnyinWI Apr 2017 #4
Steven, sell? Since when does this bunch of outright criminals Eliot Rosewater Apr 2017 #5
The Barnum And Baily Trump Circus Is Just Directing Our Attention To.... global1 Apr 2017 #6
They may have satelite photos? kentuck Apr 2017 #7
Does anyone know what time is this gathering supposed to commence? nt. PearliePoo2 Apr 2017 #8
Trump is going to circumcise all of them. Orrex Apr 2017 #9
I'm guessing they will try to get the senate to keep their mouths shut and they should not.... bettyellen Apr 2017 #10
I said no because sarisataka Apr 2017 #11
It's a command performance for the benefit of Lord Rump. Buns_of_Fire Apr 2017 #12
I think it's a reaction to the Senate's reaction to the bombing of the empty Syrian air base. Tommy_Carcetti Apr 2017 #13
Hopefully MuseRider Apr 2017 #14
I think it about something else. See link below. politicaljunkie41910 Apr 2017 #15
Do we know that Trump will even be there? He doesn't do well in groups of less than thousands. randome Apr 2017 #16
I think its about controlling the media's attention more than anything else. of course just about mulsh Apr 2017 #17
Maybe an attempted bribe. moondust Apr 2017 #18

Thomas Hurt

(13,903 posts)
2. Meh, it is a dog and pony show
Wed Apr 26, 2017, 02:33 PM
Apr 2017

Tillerson is going to tell them what they already know. It is theater to make FF45 look like he is involved in a flurry of actual governance.............just more scams.

Eliot Rosewater

(31,244 posts)
5. Steven, sell? Since when does this bunch of outright criminals
Wed Apr 26, 2017, 02:37 PM
Apr 2017

think they have to "sell" anything to anybody.

This is going to be a meeting where the Senate is told what is going to happen and why, as a courtesy, and even THAT surprises me.

Trump and just about everybody in his administration are guilty of crimes, multiple crimes. The war is needed to avoid justice.

global1

(25,408 posts)
6. The Barnum And Baily Trump Circus Is Just Directing Our Attention To....
Wed Apr 26, 2017, 02:38 PM
Apr 2017

Ring #3. It is showmanship from Trump to make it look like he is doing something.

Have any of the Senators posited on what this meeting is about? Have any of them been interviewed before they got on the bus?

 

bettyellen

(47,209 posts)
10. I'm guessing they will try to get the senate to keep their mouths shut and they should not....
Wed Apr 26, 2017, 02:45 PM
Apr 2017

The disturbing thing is they want to do everything without a paper trail. Or witnesses. Transparency has never been more important.

sarisataka

(19,466 posts)
11. I said no because
Wed Apr 26, 2017, 02:47 PM
Apr 2017

The word war in the traditional definition. If it was to get approval to launch ground-based military operations against North Korea the meeting would not have been delayed as long as it has. It would have been done days ago.

I also doubt that it is about an immediate strike against North Korea. If that were the case it would only consult the members of the Armed Forces Committee and head Republicans. The full Senate has too many voices that will want to be heard.

Do I think it is about North Korea and possible military options being discussed, yes. Likely this meeting is an attempt to avoid the Syria Fiasco of having so many senators say they should have been informed. The administration will claim this is a blanket announcement of any potential future strikes.

Also it is helping to establish a pecking order. He makes the Senate come to him thus he has peed higher on the tree.

Buns_of_Fire

(17,307 posts)
12. It's a command performance for the benefit of Lord Rump.
Wed Apr 26, 2017, 03:01 PM
Apr 2017

Just so he knows who's with him and who's agin' him, one co-equal branch of government will show just how co-equal it is by showing up when ordered and lining up to kiss the Royal Posterior.

And after His Worship's Royal Decree, yummy chocolate cake will be served and a good time will be had by almost all.

Tommy_Carcetti

(43,265 posts)
13. I think it's a reaction to the Senate's reaction to the bombing of the empty Syrian air base.
Wed Apr 26, 2017, 03:07 PM
Apr 2017

We bombed an empty Syrian airbase in response to the Assad government gassing its people, and many in the Senate expressed some concern that they were never conferred about this beforehand even though we did tell Russia beforehand (hence the fact that the base was empty when we attacked it.)

So in response to this criticism, they're doing this dog and pony show to prove that yes, they did talk to the Senate before doing exactly what they planned to do in the first place, which is to bomb North Korea.

MuseRider

(34,209 posts)
14. Hopefully
Wed Apr 26, 2017, 04:00 PM
Apr 2017

they are going to talk to them before and it is not a case of, as you are sitting here we are......enjoy your cake.

 

randome

(34,845 posts)
16. Do we know that Trump will even be there? He doesn't do well in groups of less than thousands.
Wed Apr 26, 2017, 04:14 PM
Apr 2017

Or at distances of less than tens of yards.
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Nothing.
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mulsh

(2,959 posts)
17. I think its about controlling the media's attention more than anything else. of course just about
Wed Apr 26, 2017, 04:19 PM
Apr 2017

everything the Kremlin Klan does is an attempt to distract the media. OOO look there's another shiny object, let's nuke it.

moondust

(20,097 posts)
18. Maybe an attempted bribe.
Wed Apr 26, 2017, 04:22 PM
Apr 2017

TheRump may be assuming that everybody in Congress wants to live in the White House so he invites them all over to whet their appetites and let them schmooze with the king in all his glory. In return for the king's "generosity" he expects them to give him stuff that he wants. Quid pro quo.

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